Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Getting My Farm Girl Fix

On our way home from Saturday Supper we
took a drive up to Dixie.
Several times a year, I feel my "roots"
calling and I just have to head out to
the country and  "see how the
crops are coming along" as my dad used to say.

The cotton is coming along nicely.
The days and nights are heating up,
perfect weather as far as cotton and okra are concerned.
The fluffy evening clouds in the distance ...... I love.
The corn has had a very good year so far.
After several years of drought conditions,
this is a beautiful sight to see.
We checked out the sunflowers
along the sunflower trail on our way home.
This time of the day, they have their
sweet faces turned to the east.
 Even the backside of this lovely
flower is so pretty. The leaves
look like green flower petals.  

Such a happy face!
Thankfully, this year this irrigation
system hasn't been need so far.
God has blessed us with wonderful
showers of liquid blessings arriving
at just the right time.
A trip to the country wouldn't be complete without
a friendly cow tucked in somewhere.
She was a bit curious and shy, so no smile :)
Wonder what happened to her other horn......
Lots of red winged blackbirds
visit the sunflowers each year. This
fellow was fussing at me for interrupting
his supper with my picture taking.
No matter what country roads we wander down,
they speak like a kindred spirit to me.
~I will always be a country girl at heart~
Hope you enjoyed checking out the crops with me!
Until next time,


Karen said...

Oh I did! Every bit of it~
Love ya

Karen said...

Oh I did! Every bit of it~
Love ya

S. Etole said...

Your crops look wonderful. Everything is quite delayed here this year.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your photos, the sunflowers are especially beautiful. Most corn isn't quite that tall here. We're behind this year on account of so much rain earlier. A lot of the farmers were late getting into the fields.

I'll always be a country girl at heart, too! It's true what they say...you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. :)

Jenni said...

Lovely... thanks for giving us a virtual trip to the country...love the sunflowers... am kind of sunflower obsessed right now... planning some decor using sunflowers... Black and white French Toile... and red, black and white... and blue ribbons....

My I wish I could visit that sunflower patch and snip a REAL one instead of hobby lobby ones.... LOL


Southern Lady said...

So beautiful, Carolyn ... I love this time of year when the fields are so lush and green. And your sunflower pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your trip to the country with us.