Painting The Sky

Painting the sky, Portage County, Wisconsin.

Ever stopped to wonder why the sky seems to be painted in streaks of color at sunrise and sunset?  One day, while driving along taft Avenue (just south of Plover Wisconsin) I found the answer;  farmers paint the sky in the early evening.  The paint then gently settles from the sky at night ripening and coloring various crops.  During the day, these same systems are used to irrigate crops.

Pivot irrigation systems are a common sight in the golden sands area of central Wisconsin.  As sandy soil does not hold moisture, irrigation has become a necessary part of agriculture.  Overhead high pressure irrigation is becoming less common as the industry has converted to more efficient low pressure sprayers hanging beneath the superstructure.

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