Tobacco in the fields and hanging in the barns used to be a big part of our rural Clark County landscape. Tobacco is still grown here, but there are a lot fewer of those green and gold fields. I noticed the other day that some of those fields are already being cut. Whatever else you think about tobacco, when it is in the harvest stage it is a beautiful plant, in my opinion. And the annual income from it kept many a small family farm afloat financially.
I took this photo several years ago along a lightly traveled Clark County road with a point-and-shoot camera that I always had with me back then. With my car parked safely out of the way of any unlikely traffic, I walked up the slight bank and took the photo from the fence bordering the field. It had rained earlier, and was threatening to rain again. I wondered if that is what temporarily halted hauling the tobacco to the barn.