Rolling Through the Prairie

A few weeks ago, while making my way north on the Blackland Prairie, I noticed the southbound evening Amtrak train, the Texas Eagle, as it made its way toward Taylor, continuing to Austin and San Antonio.  The early-evening light seemed to glow on the train cars as it made its way past our planted fields.  I wanted to somehow relate to site visitors what I saw, but it hasn’t been easy.  While Amtrak may have a specific arrival time in mind at various towns, diversions get in the way.  While I didn’t get what I was looking for, this image, made Wednesday evening, comes close as the train zoomed along the tracks past a field of very healthy cotton.   Trains and crops are wonderful subjects.  Sometimes they coexist.

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