I have been visiting my mother in Illinois the past few days. Last fall, I was here when farmers were harvesting corn. This summer, all the corn has grown up and this is what many country roads look like:
Here it is close up with its ears and silk and tassels:
The soybean fields don’t block the view so much as the tall corn.
There has been rain and flooding, but a few days have had some sun. Mostly there are wild looking clouds.
The air smells very sweet with grasses and honeysuckle among other things. We also saw a field of sunflowers on the way back from the lake.
So these are a few crops I noticed. Soon I’ll be off to the garden to see what crops have come on there while I’ve been away.