Without intention. Without plans. Like bees in a hive, humans create patterns on the land from their labors and toils, from their gatherings and their solitudes, from calculations and mere necessity. Without design great order emerges, from mundane tasks subtle grace arises. No blueprint is necessary. But the beauty is no less a miracle for the lack of a plan or a planner.
Wheat harvest in Kansas.
Farming in Washington.
Sailboats at low tide, Edinburgh.
Whisky casks on Islay, Scotland.
Westray, Orkney, Scotland.
Sandhills ranchers, Nebraska.
Sheep sale, Lairg, Scotland.
Stone fence, Flint Hills, Kansas.
All images ©Jim Richardson