Today I had my first encounter with a property owner while I was out taking pictures. I was walking around the abandoned lot that I had visited a few times before, and I saw an older man slowly driving up on a blue tractor. I waved and said hello, and he said, “what the f*&#@ are you doing?” I showed him the back of my camera and explained I was just out taking photos. He explained that in the past he has had problems with people trying to steal the iron and scrap it. After we chatted for a few minutes, and I assured him I was not taking anything but photos, he laughed and said, “I guess that’s one way to meet a neighbor,” and then rode away on his tractor.