Monday, February 28, 2011

Panorama of Tobacco Farm

Tobacco Farm, DanlĂ­, Honduras, 2011

This is what landscape is all about: the blue of the skies, the brown of the earth, the green of the vegetation.   As far as tobacco goes, it is a pretty simple crop.  There is nothing fancy about it, no strenuous planning of the land, rocket-science irrigation techniques, or dire straits consequences if a minimal part of the equation goes wrong.  In all, it is an almost perfect indigenous plant, a testament to proper agricultural techniques and sustainability.  Besides, it is also beautiful to look at, and to listen to: the broad-sun-warmed leaves gently whispering as they are cooled by valley breezes.  And at an early crop period, barely a notion of the potential final product it will become.  

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