seen on my morning run along route 1 between whiting and lubec. i sort-of expected to see a black bear trundling through the field.
blueberry crop is big business for washington county and i think still one of the largest blueberry exporting counties in the country.
this is one of those times when part of me doesn’t want to stop what i’m doing and i almost ran past then photographer brain takes over and makes hike into the field and in the end i’m glad it did
the stooks ( aka shocks ) of straw ( probably on an amish farmer’s field ) make for a beautiful commute in the driftless region.
driving between new work digs and OV headquarters on a two lane country road with more amish buggies than cars and I had to stop. someone is going to tell me this is not alfalfa and I’m going to be embarrassed.
amish “corn shocks” are piles of drying corn which will soon be gathered up on wagons and hand shucked or run through a corn picker.
it’s impossible to convey the beauty of the view from the top of the ridge just a mile from my desk at organic valley. maybe a picture is worth a thousand words.
the view of the classic driftless region geography makes for quite an energizing “out and back” lunch run even on a dull day, all the more so when it’s sunny, green and lush.
do yourself a favor and view large on a big screen.
every day i run by the growing corn and today it occurs to me. why is the left side of the road tassled and the other not?
perhaps you recognize the leaning electrical pole from a more wintry view of this scene.