July 26, 2014

Up From the Dirt of the Earth



One of the things of summer I love (although I prefer to say appreciate, saving love for relationships)  is the evidence of the way the dirt of the earth feeds us in so many ways, one by pushing up from its depths the food that sustains us and another by pushing up the flowers that sustain our souls.

My husband Monte and I spent much of July 2014 enclosed in a tin box on wheels, seeing the richness of the dirt’s offerings along the way. While speeding down the highways of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York at 55-65 miles per hour I took many photographs (through the car window) of these offerings. Below are a select few.

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Tiger lilies

 Rows of wildflowers and corn

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Food fields taken through the driver's window

Food fields taken through the driver’s window

Golden waves of grain...

Golden waves of grain…

Wheat cut, ready for baling...

Wheat cut, ready for baling…

Grape vines

Grape vines

America’s food basket…what richness…

(The above is a response to the July 25, 2014 WordPress weekly photo challenge, Summer Lovin’ : show us something you love…)

1 Comment »

  1. Hello, Carolyn. You and Monte saw more of the country’s food basket than our trip across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. It was mostly corn and cattle in Oklahoma and Texas(a few oil wells) 🙂
    In New Mexico White Sands, mountains, and Aero Space; Arizona desert, mountains… and finally family.
    🙂 🙂 I’m sure, we missed a lot of by traveling the inter state highways.

    Comment by merry101 — July 30, 2014 @ 11:31 pm | Reply

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