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 Post subject: Celebrate the Corn (pics)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Well, I need to plan lessons for tomorrow, but here I am .......

Tonight the kids started their Awana club. Kind of like scouting, only you earn badges by studying the Bible, helping out at home, learning about missionaries, etc. This year the local troop has a new commander--my husband. So tonight after I dropped off the munchkins, I headed home...only I headed out of town instead. Hey, it was sunset, the camera was on the seat beside me...just me 'n my li'l digital partner.

Now that the corn is ending its life cycle the humidity is loosening its grip on the Midwest and life is cool and bearable again. And there's this kind of eerie beauty in the dying cornfields.
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I found a scene that made me think of Kitty. Yup...corn and hay.
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Rural stuff out here.
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Okay, okay...I'm gonna go plan those lessons now.

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Mmm... corn...


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corn on the cob and hay rides .. brings forth memories of my youth when life was slower and weekends were meant for fun and adventures.

Nice pics... and thanks for the memories... :D

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I think I was about 7 years old on my last hay ride.

I didn't get the point...

We didn't even have the square bales of hay then, we put up haystacks instead.


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Thanks for the reminder... just when I was lamenting about the end of summer, I needed to remember how much I love the fall!!! Golden leaves, corn, more leaves, pumpkin-spiced donuts and fresh cider from the local cider mill, more leaves, pumpkin ice cream from The Front Porch in Spring Lake, more leaves...

Lovely!!!!!
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fancypiper wrote:
I think I was about 7 years old on my last hay ride.

I didn't get the point...

We didn't even have the square bales of hay then, we put up haystacks instead.


For us the point was two very slow horse pulling a wagon piled up with square bales of hay and a bunch of kids singing church songs .. and having a great time ... and about halfway through the ride .. pulling into someones pasture and having hotdogs and cold drinks .. and more singing and then riding back to the church. Usually a fairly cool/cold night. No electronic games ... cell phones ... or radios. Just the frogs and the crickets .... and maybe bird or two singing harmony. Somehow always seemed to have a full moon as well. On some of the hayrides we had "lock-ins" and ended up spending the night at church. Must have had some strong parents to put up with us all night LOL!!! Only memories now .... but good ones. :D

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Living in Silicon Valley as I do, I can only imagine living in gorgeous country like this. Wonderful pix, Connie!

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We had loose hay/straw in a horse drawn wagon and the teenagers would hide under it when the driver would get distracted. That was what I didn't get the point of...

I think I can remember singing and a picnic, (I remember taking a basket) everybody putting their stuff out and grabbing what you wanted out of the pile of goodies.

Ours started and ended on one farm.

I think fall is my favorite season as well as we get beautiful fall colors here and then comes my favorite, thanksgiving. A real excuse to pig (or turkey) out. :) I ignore my blood sugar during that!


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