Sunday, August 21, 2011

come play with me in the corn...

sitting under the walnut on the back edge of our property...
sitting in the city limits...
looking into country...
the corn field is outside of the city limits...
so I will show you country...
and how fall is creeping up on the stalks...
how the ears are finished...
and beginning to drop...
and how something else comes creeping...
and the weeds are taller than the corn...
where anything that isn't crop is considered a weed...
whether or not if it blooms...
morning glories are not planted here...
they are free...
they creep in along the edge of the fields...
 to climb the stalks of corn...
no one that I know of plants morning glories here...
they come up everywhere and we have to pull them out of the flower beds...
they will choke out what they can...
if you let them...
no...
we don't  plant them here...
and most farmers spray for them...

so if you stand on the west side of our railroad ties...
you are in town...
but if you step over them...
you're in the country...
the best of both worlds...
city water, sewer, trash removal and cable...
and morning glories, corn stalks, and peace...
we have washboard clouds today...
we got an inch of rain with thunderstorms moving through last night...
many prayers were answered...
too late for the corn crop...
but maybe it will help the soy beans...

praying today that we all get what we need when we need it...
have a blessed Sunday...

6 comments:

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You do have the best of both worlds. My husband jokes that I want to live in a farm on 5th Ave. I want in town but I want out too! Have a great Sunday!

Beth Niquette said...

These photos are amazing. I love the mystery and beauty I find in them. These photos fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Tete, I loved this post. And I love morning glories...the wild ones that come up but they do choke out my clematis and I had to pull it out today. Last summer I planted hybrid morning glories in a pot. They were a brilliant blue and as big as saucers. I planted the seeds from those plants this summer but they didn't come up. (sniff) HPS late

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous post. I was passing by the cornfields today and thought how beautiful it looked. Your photographs really tell the story. Glad that your prayers were answered.

Karen

Jettie said...

I planted morning glories one year, and they mixed with the wild, I still have some odd colored ones in the garden occasionally. I don't care, they are pretty, even if they are considered a weed.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I tell my husband every once in a while I need to see a corn field!!
He thinks I am crazy but I miss them if I dont get home!