Aug 24 2009
My photograph of the North Almont grain elevators was taken in early June, 2009. I stopped the car on the side of the road to take the photo just because I thought they were beautiful against the North Dakota landscape.
I finally posted the picture last Friday, only to find that the elevators had been demolished a week earlier. Annika Nelson, a native of Sims with whom I’ve been corresponding, alerted me to the fact that they’re no longer standing.
It’s the loss of a landmark for people in the area, who have seen the elevators standing for all of these years.
And it’s a reminder for me to stop by the roadside and snap that photo instead of waiting for the next trip. Take advantage of a free day to visit something I haven’t seen before instead of waiting for next year. Some things will still be there tomorrow, but others may not be. You just never know.