Thursday, May 22, 2008

The journey

Yes, I'm spoiled.
I live in a place where, even without getting into a car, I am surrounded by beauty.

The few times I choose to explore beyond our own boundaries, the journey through the countryside between here and there is almost as rewarding as our destination.

The century-old farms still stand proud.
The land, worked by those who care for it well.

And the sky touches earth, with nothing between.






Corn rows






Thanks to Wigger's World for hosting Skywatch Friday each week at his site!

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40 comments:

Lynne said...

Sigh...beautiful.

But isn't it neat that we can all find beautiful places where ever we are?

Q said...

You do live in a beautiful place.
Seeing the beauty is what I love to do where ever I am.
Sherry

GAWO said...

Oh, what a beautiful spot on earth. Very different from Norway. Here where I live we have a lot of big mountains. :-)

Jenty said...

OMW what a gorgeous place!! I absolutely LOVE the first shot.

quinttarantino said...

Indeed ... even I would be spoiled livng in such a lovely place!

Rose said...

I had to laugh when I seen your photos--I love barns as anyone knows who checks out my blog. What else is so funny is I took pictures just yesterday or the day before that are about like the ones you took and I plan to post some of them in a day or two...I got the field of yellow, I got the close up, I got the cornfield--we could have been on the same drive.

Daniel J Santos said...

all beautiful photos, beautiful nature colors.

Tommy V said...

Great pictures. The first one blows me away.

Livio said...

The first shot is a poetry

Voz do meu Coração said...

Pretty pictures, excellent. Congratulations

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Nena
Beautiful words,pictures and one great Sky Watch post. I always look forward to coming here.. more so for Sky Watch. ;o)

mon@rch said...

Living in paradise does have its benefits and is cheaper with our current gas prices!

Ida said...

Wonderful.
Fantastic shots.
Lucky you! :)

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! You do live is a beautiful place. Great photos. Lisa

SandyCarlson said...

It's a blessing to recognize the beauty around you! What a great place.

Snap Catch said...

perfect catch for SWF! Hope to see you around in my corner too..

MamaFlo said...

Thank you for sharing your patch of heaven on earth, there is nothing like the farm belt and your photos are proof of the glory of the land and sky.

Kathiesbirds said...

If you put some potato blossoms in those fields this would look like Aroostook County, Maine! Beautiful! I love the barn and the clouds.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Definitely a nice place to come home to!

dot said...

Very nice post with beautiful shots and you write like a poet!

T.R. said...

What a week for you -- the rain, the rolling countryside, two legends birding, feeding your baby salamanders from your hand. Your world is rich in so many ways. Happy Sky Watch.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Nina these are indeed beautiful pictures of your surroundings. That sky just screams BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A beautiful series of photos. Your commentary is also beautiful and reflects your love for nature. Great post!

Susan Gets Native said...

Sista, I wanna live where you live.

chrome3d said...

The first one is my favourite from these. It´s really really good!

Small City Scenes said...

I feel the same about where I live as you do where you live. This country of ours is beautiful. beautiful pic. MB

Anemone said...

A very nice serie og pictures..., and a can feel that the yellow colour mekes me glad :-)))

Nice weekend to you from Norway.

Dave Coulter said...

Very nice!

JeFf & NoVa said...

fascinating... i would not complaining if i'll live into that kind of beauty that surrounds me...

check out mine here:
http://www.supernovachron.com/2008/05/friday-sky-watch-catterpillar-tries-to.html

eyestothesky said...

wow, I would love to be there taking in all the beauty!

RuthieJ said...

Looks very similar to my neck o' the woods here in SE Minnesota! Did you hear any meadowlarks singing?

Trixie said...

Sigh....that is just lovely. Ahhh...

scienceguy288 said...

Your humble abode is very nice. I always want to get off of cars, but where I live, they are unfortunately kind of necessary.

Petunia said...

Lucky you:)

Petunia's SWF

sandy's notes said...

Your pictures for SWF are beautiful. You do live in a place that is special. I love the Columbus area, but I think you may be further south than that. At any rate, you have given us some great pictures today, thank you.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

John said...

Fantastic shots!

Jennifer said...

I especially like the sky above the plowed field edged with mustard!

Suzanne said...

What a place to live love these photos.

nina said...

This scene is fairly typical this time of year--as many comment on finding similar near them. There's something very wholesome (to me) about seeing the countryside planted and growing like this.
I wish I had a better ID on the yellow flowers. As far as I can tell, they're in the aster family--but could be either Butterweed, an annual invasive common to plowed fields--or, a Ragwort, a native perennial common to wet meadows.
Whatever the case, they light up the fields on a sunny day!