A long time ago as the land was being settled and when precipitation was plentiful they used to have a saying "Rain follows the plow." And it was fully believed that if you broke sod on the plains the land would be blessed with plenty of rain and crops would always yield more than anyone would ever need. And why wouldn't it be believed? From the time farmers began to til the soil in the 1860's up until the 1920's there was no reason to believe it wasn't true. Then the drought hit in the early 1930's and poor techniques of the day only expedited the process causing winds to carry the dirt in tremendous duststorms across the plains states. So when I captured this photograph it's what I had in mind, taking me back to those days when my grandparents and great-grandparents lived through one of the toughest times in history. I set the photograph in black and white to present it as a shot from the past, and the storm behind was a good reminder to be thankful when we are blessed with life giving thunderstorms.
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