Thursday, March 22, 2007

the mantle

There's something comforting about the perfect symmetry of straight rows created by putting plow to topsoil. The lines stretch in every direction and in some areas in northern Illinois that's from horizon to horizon.

Like a quilter hard at work I imagine a farmer stitching the topsoil firmly to the earth's mantle. Just in case there's any wrinkle in the law of gravity this attachment will keep the whole planet firmly in place.

Yes, there's alot of quiet time to let your mind wander is such strange directions!


Lori said...

This reminds me so much of "home" when I was a child living on the farm. Though we live in the country now, we do not farm. I have to enjoy those aspects from my neighbors.

Would you mind if I link you on my blog?

Zanne said...

Link away Lori! Which reminds me I've got to update my links.