“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 … Continue reading It’s That Time……….
Today was a case of “Don’t believe even 2 cents worth of what ya read on the internet.” Beautiful day out today, tho not really a September day. Very warm. Very humid. More like late July or early August. I set out for a relatively tiny local township cemetery based on an article I read … Continue reading Is the Internet Even Worth Two Cents?
“The old summer’s-end melancholy nips at my heels. There’s no school to go back to; no detail of my life will change come the onset of September; yet still, I feel the old trepidation.” ― Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking Continue reading September
They…………like……………..started turning overnight. Not long til harvest now. “Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~~C. JoyBell C. DeKalb County, Illinois Continue reading Sunset With the Beans
I never get tired of the blue sky. ~~Vincent Van Gogh One of the things that I love about living rural. There’s absolutely no way to get skies like this when you’re surrounded by wall-to-wall buildings. There’s nothing quite like hiking along the fields, looking at skies like these. Clouds over soybeans in DeKalb County, … Continue reading Living Rural
Grundy County, Illinois (Well, OK, a lot of it’s in, not quite all, but quite a lot.) Continue reading Hay’s In!
Big Rock, Illinois population: 1,157 The house was built around 1908-1910 by two farmers who were ready to retire & move into town. It later became known as the “Michael House” when the Michael family moved in. And to this day, it’s known as the Michael House. It became the Big Rock Library in 2009. … Continue reading Libraries & Grand Old Flags That I Guess Aren’t So Grand Anymore