Daily Post Photo Challenge: This week, get inspired by the many connotations of the word “spare.”
Earlier in May, when trees were still in “spring green” mode, I went for a walk on the Friendship Trail during lunch. This day, I drove to the gas station that’s a mile away, parked, and walked a different section of the trail in order to be surrounded by different scenery. Along the way, I found a patch of sparse, courtesy of a local cattle farmer.
Not only was the grass sparse, or non-existent, but also leaves on these trees. One tree appeared to have some green left, while the other two appeared to be sparse of life. From the appearance of the bark, it appears the trees are diseased in some way.
The electric fence meant that humans would be sparse and keeping their distance, much like the sparseness of bipeds on the walking trail that followed in the same direction.
The cattle were not sparse, but the sight of four standing legs was understandably so. They were either weak from lack of grass or the sparseness of will to get up.