I wish I had the time (and the courage) to fully photograph the black dirt region of Orange County, NY. That would, of course, have to include documenting the migrant workers who harvest the onions and other produce that find the ancient sea bed soil so rich and nourishing. It would also have to encompass all the seasons, and the full range of weather that blesses and besieges the land. Still, I have made enough photographs over the years that I will always remember the look and feel of this region. The two images below were made at the same place on the same day in mid-April.