If there is an embodiment of "hope" (our theme this week) it has to be the farmer. Yesterday I was just going to take some pretty picture of farmland like the one above, but got derailed watching this guy on the left.
When I first spotted him, he was plowing new acreage from this field. I stopped to take a pic, and about that time he got out of his cab (upper right) then went to the front of the implement (lower left). I couldn't tell what was going on, but continued to watch. He returned to the cab and suddenly the entire front of the machine rose up and turned over (much like a transformer!)
It wasn't until I opened the shots on my computer that I realized that he was removing a stone with his crow bar. (lower right)
Not only hope, but strength too.