Sunflowers are very striking flowers and fields of them are so impressive to behold. I have seen only two such fields that I can remember. I used to grow a row of Sunflowers in my garden along the edge where our small cornfield was. I really wish I would have taken pictures of that garden and many other things. Photography was not a priority back then and was expensive to develop.
My post is dedicated to Sunflowers but I am thinking about my cornfields right now. One year was dedicated to what I believe was the “Silver Queen” late corn, very sweet and tender, and another year we planted hulless popcorn. Never together because of possible cross-pollination issues. I have since found “hulless” at markets, but not often and none has ever been as tender as the popcorn we grew so many years ago. We hung the ears out to dry and then stored them in large mason jars still on the ears, kernels removed right before popping. Not sure of how to do this at first, we somehow dried them to perfection because they popped beautifully.
Wondering if I should move again. Just not happy here but not unhappy either.
I think I need to start drinking, lol! So jealous of those that can drink, enjoy it. I never have. It burns my mouth, I start to feel tired after a few sips, too many calories and a waste of money.
Love it out in the country, but sometimes I miss the noise, pollution and crime of the cities. Wait, no I don’t. I do miss the ability to shop and socialize with certain people that were always too busy for me even when I lived near them. To be fair, I was always too busy myself.
As a writer and an artist, I am an introvert and empathic by nature. It’s actually painful for me to socialize at times. I love a good conversation with the right person but frankly most people bore me to tears or scare me. Very few know how to actually converse about anything interesting, myself included unless I’m in the mood. My sister was the extrovert and how I met some in my life that I would not have made the effort had she not been a part of my life and reached out to them.
Soon the summer will end….
and fall will begin….
My favorite time for some reason. Maybe all the pretty colors?
There’s that, Autumn colors, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin everything, warm woolen sweaters, bonfires, apples, cool crisp air that is so welcome after hot, humid summers.
Land where most of my people are from.
These are pictures from a trip taken 10 years ago with my digital. It was very different from another trip taken there 20 years before that when our children were young and there were such nice bogs at the time. Could not find that area, if it even exists anymore. I have a few pictures taken with a disc camera from the 80’s of the bogs but if any of you are even familiar with that format, you know the quality was not very good. I had a 35 mm but purchased a Kodak disc because it was smaller, auto focus and didn’t want to risk my good camera in that environment of water and sand. I always took a cheap camera to the beach.
Framed up pretty,
the end of another perfect summer!
Hidden Lake Gardens
All God’s people need to remain unstoppable!
Changing seasons are one of the reasons I love Michigan. There is seldom a dull moment. I actually don’t have a favorite season anymore but I will say I hate oppressive heat and air conditioning which makes me stay north.
We do enjoy glorious seasons in Michigan.
I will also add that I am now in the season of what some call the “Sunset Years.” If this is true, I’m in for one looonnnggg and glorious of those too!