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    It seems pretty to me, too
     
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    From earlier in the fall
    It seems the barn (crib?) is still used to store harvest based on that pipe leading to one of the windows.

    [​IMG]JAK_8550 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
     
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    Ho IMG_20201204_122426998~2.jpg me Sweet Home
     
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    That's an interesting photo. Cribs usually have bins above the driveway, which are filled through doors on the cupola (the sticky-uppy part in the middle). There will be 3 or 4 hatches in there to fill, and a chute to direct the grain to them.

    BTW the "pipe" is an auger, there is a screw inside, driven by the the PTO on the tractor, that pumps the grain to the top. Anyway, I've never seen anyone stick an auger through a window like that. Those things get floppy out there at the end; I imagine it's lots of fun trying to hit that little hole.

    I think we were the last people in this area to fill a crib; it's just not worth the effort for the small amount of storage. We tore it down 8 years ago, but it hadn't been used in probably 5 years before that.

    Pretty house. Is that cousin Eddie's RV?
     
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    Grew up on my uncles farm. We would have called that a "granary" as around here, cribs had openings for air circulation around the corn still on the cob.
     
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    Thanks for the information, and for telling me what I'm looking at! I've no idea about the property, I just fly by and take pictures if it look interesting.

    Thank you, too.
     
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    Elevation of Buttes from left to right . West Butte 6983' , Gold Butte 6512' , East Butte 6958' .
    Altitude at KSBX home base 3443'. Some smaller Stand alone buttes in the group altitude not show for Hay Stack and Grassy Butte.
     
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    Elevation at farm 3300', the rim beyound on horizon varies from 4000 to 4600' . Sand rock formations run from Canada south along "The Rim".
     
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    Appropriate image for today, I think
    Holy Family Shrine. A distinct landmark on I-80

    [​IMG]JAK_8613 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
     
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    More farm storage
    It seems barns are photogenic after being neglected, but it is too late to save them.
    [​IMG]JAK_8291 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
     
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    Flying home yesterday over the Rockies. Very pretty scenery.
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    My place of employment socked in[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Very nice. I was hoping to have a Jan 1 image for today, but weather.
     
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    So, you guys make clouds? :) All joking aside, it's interesting how the heat from your stacks punch through the layer in the third picture.
     
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    Near Chehalis, Washington:

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    Thanks! I got a pretty nice video of landing in Provo too. The ending is cool with the mountains in the background.
     
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    Here's an old (July 1987) photo of the proving ground of the Caterpillar Tractor Co., then located about 25 miles west of Phoenix AZ. Old sectional charts marked this pattern as a visual landmark with the label "Cat Tracks".

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    There's a little more to the story of this photo.

    The photo was taken on my very first visit to Phoenix. I was living in Southern California, and rented a C-172P at Van Nuys to fly to PHX on a business trip. Around the time I started the descent for the ILS to runway 8, I noticed the words "Caterpillar Tractor Co." carved in the sand below. I thought that was kinda cool, so I snapped a quick photo.

    The Caterpillar proving ground is gone now. The area has been annexed by the City of Buckeye, and developed into a master-planned community called Verrado.

    Last week we moved into our newly-built home in Verrado, located in the middle of the photo I took by chance on that hot July day 33 years ago. Who'da thunk it?
     
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    Go down to Tucson and take pics of the newer proving grounds. :)
     
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    Is that snow or ice on what appears to be a lake?
    Nice video
     
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    Cool story. Looks like some of the roads were made for the city. Funny how fate works.
     
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    This is the closest I could come to duplicating the OP image in Google Earth. I'd take the present-day comparison photo myself, but the airspace has changed too. It's busy Class B now.

    The one major street that seems to follow the old Cat tracks is Indian School Road, the east-west street with the gentle S-curve in the upper third of the photo.

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    Thanks for the "after" image. Interesting there is a Heritage District there. I'd hope there are some old Caterpiller products there.
     
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    Here is some more history if anyone is interested:

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/new...oving-ground-white-tank-mountains/5328801002/
     
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    Where are they? I've never seen them.
     
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    West of Green Valley back by the mines. They have a customer demonstration center back there and then they use the mines to prove out equipment.
     
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    Wow, Pilawt. I believe you've set a new standard. Not just an aerial photo, but photojournalism.
     
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    It's interesting how nature is taking back what was once its own.

    Fascinating stages of decay not only in the barn, but also the fences, windmill, and machinery.
     
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    True, it makes it look interesting. I think the barn is still in use, perhaps for animals. It looks like the farmer is cleaning the decayed parts.
     
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    I think they play card games in this barn, such as bridge, whist, or hearts
    There are animals sometimes near that building, so I think it is a barn.

    [​IMG]JAK_8634 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
     
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    Hey, Greenhead. I flew over your place of employment (twice) last Thursday. No pictures, but it was a bunch clearer then.
     
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    Building a bridge. I suppose there is a pipe so the temporary crossing isn't a dam.
    [​IMG]JAK_8643 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
     
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    I'm sorry I missed this question last year.
    Canon 7D2, Sigma 50-500, usually ~1500' AGL. That' still not high enough to clear some of the towers.
     
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    Long XC from FL to CA this week but some nice scenery along the way.
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