“The wind comes across the plains not howling but singing. It’s the difference between this wind and its big-city cousins: the full-throated wind of the plains has leeway to seek out the hidden registers of its voice. Where immigrant farmers planted windbreaks a hundred and fifty years ago. it keens in protest; where the young corn shoots up, it whispers as it passes, crossing field after field in its own time, following eastward trends but in no hurry to find open water. You can’t usually see it in paintings, but it’s an important part of the scenery.”
― John Darnielle, Universal Harvester
The corn fields are getting their buzz cut on. (DeKalb County, Illinois)
DeKalb County, Illinois
Summer’s ready to go.
Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois…………population 7,421