Pawnee County, Kansas – Farmers are busy across the fields, preparing ground, planting, and spraying. Irrigation systems are already running, creating green polka dots for those flying overhead. The landscape is also spotted with oil pumps and storage tanks. I stop to photograph a wheat field surrounding wooden outbuildings, and spook a large deer hiding in the thickets. A few powerful leaps and he dissapears from sight. The cool clear sky is accented with clouds, everything seems so tiny on these far-stretching plains.