Whenever I imagined having a telephoto lens, I thought about how I would use it to make sense of the windbreaks in the Red River Valley. Today was my first chance. The results were mixed. I was frustrated by how restricted the view through the telephoto was, but that is inevitable.

Above is a row of green ash with their trunks neatly trimmed. Beyond the tree row is I-29. Below is a row of poplar on a farmstead south of Grand Forks which has a spectacularly well-kempt shelterbelt surrounding it which consists of spruce, poplar, buckeye, black walnut, dogwood and other trees. Kudos to people who take the tremendous amount of time required to nurture an entire shelterbelt.