I grew up in a big city full of high-rises, pollution, and noise. It wasn’t so bad when I was a child because we lived in the suburbs, but over the years the city grew and expanded to take over the suburbs as well. When I moved north of the city into the open countryside, I quickly realized how much of Mother Nature’s wonders I had been missing out on. At night I can stand outside and stare up into a star filled sky with no city lights to hamper the view, and during the summertime I can sit outside and listen to the birds, frogs, cicadas, and other critters as they make their music. I can drive along a deserted country road surrounded by farmer’s fields as far as the eye can see, watch the corn stalks blowing in the breeze, and breathe in nothing but fresh air (ok, and a little manure :)). I really am happy that I was able to raise my boys in such a beautiful area.
So, even though I already showed you my fifty shades of green this week, I found some pictures of corn fields that I took on our way to Lake Huron which I just found so beautiful that I decided to share more green with you today whether you like it or not LOL.
amazing how beautiful the things we take for granted look – thanks for the pause
You are so welcome! Unfortunately, I found out yesterday about a relative who has terminal cancer and only has a couple of weeks to live, and I think that’s what put me into a very thoughtful and thankful mood. Life is very short, and I really believe we all need to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the beauty around us :).
Gorgeous!!! Yes, you are very lucky Cindy!!! 🙂 **
It is a very beautiful country Xandre. I think you are going to love it here!! (much more mountainous where you are going though :))
Again I love the shades of green, and the corn also looks healthy…
It’s way ahead of schedule this year, but I just hope it stays healthy because we haven’t had any rain in a long, long time. Hopefully today!! It’s in the forecast :).
Ooooooooohhhhh,,,Mike did a good job of hiding in there! I can’t see him at all!!!
Oh Suzanne, you never fail to make me laugh!! I can’t wait to read your comment to Mike. I just know he’ll want to drive back there again and play “Where’s Waldo” in the corn field LOL :). Maybe he could dress up as a stalk of corn just to make it a little harder. LMAO!!! I can see it now.
Ooooooooooohh,,I like it!!!! Hiding as a stalk of corn!!
You know,,you can get a hat with a big old ear of corn on top of it..to represent the Nebraska Cornhuskers.THEN let him run amok in the field..heehee!
So, I read Mike your comments, and he said I handled it all wrong. I should have told you that he really was somewhere in the photo because it would have driven you nuts trying to find him!!! LMAO!!
Just beautiful. I’m sorry to hear about your relative. You are right, life is short and we need to appreciate it more. Take care Cindy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I really appreciate that TBM – thank you :). It’s especially sad because he’s only around 50. Closing in on that number myself, it really makes me start to think about my mortality. So my plan is – eat lots of good food (including lots of chocolate), read tons of amazing books whenever I can, capture the beauty of everything around me with my camera, and enjoy every single moment with my family (even the ones where I am yelling at the kids LOL). And don’t forget organizing – because that makes me happy too!! :).
I purchased a chocolate walking tour of London through living social. I’ll think of you when I go. You yell at the kids…hard to imagine. And dude, if you need an organizing challenge, come over here. Have a wonderful weekend!
When’s the chocolate walking tour????? I’ll book my flight!! I might even help you organize while I’m there LOL. You have a great weekend too!
I have to schedule the tour…and you know how good I am of keeping track of things.
Thank you so much for the reminder to notice the little things. 🙂
You are so welcome :).
Awesome! Always awesome…. the fields almost look like a crocheted or knit fabric! And the fields and open spaces would make a superb oil painting too.
Thanks Dor! Don’t you think it would look awesome from a low flying plane too? I think it would probably look like a patchwork quilt :).
I forget sometimes how lucky I am to live in a rural area surrounded by trees and nature and crops growing in the fields. I’m not jealous or anything but I must say, your corn looks a little greener than ours right now… 😉
Hopefully we get some rain soon or I don’t think ours is going to be looking this green for long :(.
Wow wonderful colors! I love green… Nice work!
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