This is a photograph of a watercolor I painted and sold over twenty years ago. It is a picture of a landmark grain elevator.
So called because grain is lifted from a loaded truck using an endless chain with many buckets attached and then sent to one of the large storage silos. The process is reversed when the grain is to be sold or planted.
On the top is a star covered with lights that are turned on at Christmas time. In the dark the star seems to hover over the town.
As with most agricultural areas the grain elevator is one of the tallest structures around.
Twenty years later not much has changed.
Except now the star is joined by an array of satellite dishes and antennas.