Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lazy...hazy rollin' hills of summer...






Most people think of Iowa as flat...that would be Nebraska...but the glacially carved hills of Iowa are truly the bread basket of the world. Rows and rows of corn grown on fertile plains, attest to the growing abilities of the farmers of the prairies.

I can't even imagine what it must have been like to plow these plains under with just a horse and plow...as the Amish still do today. Hard work being a farmer, no slouches on the homesteads, you grind out a living everyday as the rooster crows...sun-up to sun-down...it never ends...even in the winter.

This is what my days involve as I drive to Sisters' or to White, every week...sucks to be me, right...I have to take in all of this glory, as I drive that lonely back road...a day in the life...

New stuff at 'WHITE'...

9 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Such a beautiful drive.....

Lori R. said...

The pics are great! I love that drive between Muscatine and anywhere that direction...

larkspur said...

Sharon - Road trips around Iowa rock! I am thinkin' a road trip to White is in my cards come July...

cconz said...

I agree, i love the iowa senery, only mine are viewed on a bike.

Barntiques said...

I am a farm girl from Iowa. And you have such a great way of bringing that warm feeling of our state to our hearts. My barn is where I feel closest. Come see us sometime!

M.Kate said...

Nice drive :)

Golden West said...

Lovely pictures of the heartland!

Greyscale Territory said...

That must be me who's guilty of thinking Iowa is flat! I think I said that in one of my responses! Glad you posted these photos to set me right!

Love these rolling hills on your drive! Beautiful feelings to be had!

storyteller's other blog said...

Beautiful countryside where you live!
Hugs and blessings,