A Perfect Picture

Dear James Holland,

Thank you for catching this beautifully composed picture mixing the old and the new—and the shape of things to come. You have a little bit of everything in this image: the old style family farm compound on the right, the corner of the airport property in the upper right hand corner, the wooded area along the historic canal that the Future Land Use Map identifies as industrial, parts of two suburban developments at the top and bottom, and the muddy clearing in the middle that looks like some kind of wound or disease creeping toward the old family compound—and Hannah’s Dead End Oak Hammock Retreat in the lower center.