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Ethanol, fourth

Without any frame of reference, these dunes of millet could be dunes of anything. And located anywhere. It was oddly disorienting, because I was literally a few steps from the road.

But I liked the feeling.

(This is last of the ethanol plant photos. For now…)

Hockley County, Texas
photographed 3.19.2017

Ethanol, third

“It seems like there ought to be birds.”

“Oh, THERE they are.”

Hockley County, Texas
photographed 3.19.2017

Ethanol, second

It looks like a sand dune, doesn’t it? I guess it would correctly be called a millet dune, but that sounds sort of funny.

If you wanted, you could also call it “more or less 15% of the fuel in my tank, eventually.”

Hockley County, Texas
photographed 3.19.2017

Ethanol, first

This is how it is: after 7.5 years of driving past the ethanol plant and never stopping, I went twice in three days.

I’ve been watching these dunes beside the plant for a few weeks now, and have been intrigued by the color variations in them so the other Sunday, the Patient Spouse* and I took a little drive. (Like Old People, really, on a Sunday afternoon drive to see stuff. Only we went the speed limit.)

Anyway, to get to the point, those dunes are made from millet, a grain that’s used ethanol production. (Here’s something boring to read.) (Here’s something entertaining to read.)

Hockley County, Texas
photographed 3.19.2017

*The other day, I referred to the Patient Spouse as my traveling companion (Yes! Not even capitalized!). He said it made him sound like a dog.

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