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Irrigation- Potholes WA


Irrigation: ir·ri·ga·tion [ir-i-gey-shuhn] noun: the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops.

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Here,

near the Potholes in central Washington,

fields are already being irrigated for the growing season.

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I stopped and shot a couple of images

of the huge commercial sprinklers that are self propelled

and move in a large circle,

irrigating as they move.

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Here,

I’ve pulled one image in to 100% resolution

so all we see are two of the heads dispersing droplets

of life giving water onto

a crop of alfalfa.

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‘RURALITY BLOG HOP’ #60

Welcome to Rurality Blog Hop, a weekly photo meme!

It’s time for you to enter your photos. ‘Rurality Blog Hop’ is open to everyone who would like to share something about rural life. .

The linky will open every Wednesday morning around 09:00 Pacific Time.

Please! Just one entry per blog each week… thank you!

Rurality Blog Hop #60

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11 Responses to Irrigation – Rurality Blog Hop #60

  • Cool! Very few farmers in our part of Wisconsin had irrigation systems when I was a kid. Now, especially those who have sandy soil, have huge irrigation systems and just about every square foot of land has corn planted, even if it means tearing down an old homestead. I realize that farmers often can’t afford to keep up the buildings (and will only be taxed more if they do) and they’re guaranteed a market for their corn through the Ethanol mandate (hardly an offer they can refuse), but it’s still sad to see those old homesteads rapidly disappearing from the landscape.

  • I had to look long and hard before I figured out what those were, Madge! It could have something to do with the fact that it is POURING here!!!….:)JP

  • bettyl-NZ says:

    I love your photos because they are so similar to those I take 🙂 I’m sure that Hubby scratches his head a lot when he watches me take shots because they would be those, like yours, that most people would ignore.

  • Anne Payne says:

    Madge, We have those big irrigation systems here, too. They are a sight to see, crossing the fields. I have often wanted to stop the car and take a picture.

    I sort of copied your post style without intention 🙂 Hope you don’t mind.

  • Amy Burzese says:

    Great shot. Those irrigation monsters always get my attention. I have not been able to get a good opportunity to capture one when actually spraying. And, sorry that my link is not very rural. I linked the wrong post. Oh, well.

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