Back and forth we may attend here to the flowers overgrowing the roadside regrade and the fence post supporting two barbed wire lines against a sky that may be about to let go. Close-ups like these are rare for Horace Sykes. Putting a flowering plant in the foreground of his subjects is commonplace for him but almost always behind them is a sweeping landscape in a picturesque composition. Of all the subjects Sykes recorded this will be among the few for which he may have no hope of ever knowing its place.

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