I spent an afternoon photographing final cleanup after the previous season's pecan harvest. Machinery sweeps up the remaining nuts as Rio Grande valley dust floats into the air. This is the ground from which adobes are made and homes constructed from these natural bricks last hundreds of years. Two pecan orchards are portrayed here: a young orchard and a very mature orchard with trees dating back to the early 20th century. The wide rows of these old trees stretch on at great length, as far as one can see. One feels as if they are standing in some grand natural cathedral. A great watering canal, completely dry and filled with sand, passes through. 

Doña Ana County New Mexico
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