I live in Talent, Oregon, a small town in southern part of the state, whose population hovers somewhere between 6 and 7 thousand. I live in an old (1902) farmhouse just outside of city limits - where the countryside intersects, with varying degrees of discomfort, with the ever expanding city. Talent was formerly a farming community; now, in the new milenium, farmland is disappearing at a frightening rate. Near the end of February, we experienced weeks of inclement winter weather. A good time to sit at home, stoke the fireplace, drink a cup of hot chocolate and read your kindle. But I braved the freezing temps and sallied forth on several walks - on which I brought my small-but-not-quite-pocketable Lumix GM5 along, with a handful of equally tiny lenses.
The first thing I saw was the open spaces of the neighboring farm.