In this photo, the lettering on the side of the galvanized-tin building says, “New Mexico Choice Recleaned Beans, Vaughn, N.M.” Like many photographers, I have a fondness for abandoned buildings, the sense they give of time’s passage. In addition to the old structure, the farm equipment, and the tree, I hope you can make out the wind turbines in the background and the power lines crossing the horizon.
Surely there is something meaningful here in the juxtaposition of the old and the new. I will let you decide if there is anything meaningful in the juxtaposition of wind-causing beans and wind-catching propellers.
Frank A. [a photographer, especially of the American West] wrote:
There are no trees in No Trees, Texas, but there is a bunch of turbines. [DANNY REPLIED: What do they do if a tree appears? Cut it down?]
Fiona H. wrote:
Been there (route 60/285) on the way to Santa Fe … I always take route 60 & avoid crowded I-40 … too many semi trucks & aggressive drivers.
Faye G. wrote:
Recleaned Beans — maybe once is not enough! Is that what I have been doing incorrectly for years?