I've been doing some more drive-by shooting -- photographing houses and barns in the area. This farm is actually right down the road from my house. There are open fields across the road. Unfortunately, there are plans to build houses there, although I'm not sure when. Perhaps the economic downturn has delayed building. In a way, this could be viewed as a small silver lining, although with so many people out of work I think it's hard to justify saving open spaces right now.
OK, enough serious stuff. It's a beautiful sight, and let's just enjoy. :)