I have long imagined photo of this kind of irrigation, back-lit, a regular scene in the rural west, except it’s not any more. Lots of irrigators have switched to an overhead pivot design, which doesn’t have the same look at all. And usually when I found some on U.S. Highway 89, the light was wrong, or the ones furthest from the fenceline were on, or a million other reasons. When I saw these in Escalante on our last trip, we had to stop. This is close to what I imagined (visualized or pre-visualized?), as far as the background would allow. Close, but not exactly right, so I’ll keep looking next spring–irrigation season is over with today’s first snowfall coming down. Soon it will be time to start looking for ice columns or glowing neon. There’s always something to see if I look for it.