Tuesday, October 02, 2007

more corn

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I'm sure that some readers will sigh and say to themselves, "Oh no, more corn!", but this is a view that holds some kind of magic for me. Being raised in a concrete carpeted suburb of the big city by the lake (Chicago) made me claustrophobic. On Sunday drives in the country with our family (remember those?) I was mesmerized by the open fields of corn and soybeans.

Although this isn't the real big sky country, it's close enough for me.

A friend of mine was visiting from Oklahoma one summer. Weather conditions had created a Godzilla corn crop that year - some stands upwards of 10-12 feet tall. On our way to town I drove her down a narrow back road running through a gauntlet of this huge corn. It was a literal tunnel of corn, green and squeaking. She seemed uneasy and turned to me and said, "I'm going home tomorrow. This corn is scaring me and it's way too green here."

Well, that's a novel way to get rid of a houseguest - drive them through some scary corn!

7 comments:

Kristen said...

Just a note to say I enjoy your photos every day with my coffee. I've especially enjoyed the corn!

Kristen
Fall City, WA

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Way too funny - scary corn! Poor city slicker...

farmingfriends said...

An interesting story and a fantastic farming photograph.
Sara from farmingfriends

Lori said...

Nope...I love the corn and all the rural pictures. Even though I'm surrounding by it here, there's something new to see every day. Perhaps that's the magic of country living...seeing the beauty in the everyday.

Jerry said...

That's funny about the Oklahoma corn. It is a little creepy when the road is narrow, or curvy and the corn is extremely tall.

Donna said...

I ride my horse often in the Missouri River bottoms and see sights just like this. Can't get enough of it. Your pictures are fantastic.

(I came here VIA your comment at Pioneer Woman.)

Junebug said...

I can't believe someone from Oklahoma would be afraid of a little corn. Maybe a tornado.