Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12



A common saying from the farmers around here is "knee high by the Fourth of July", which is talking about how high the corn should be by that date. This year the corn is considerably taller, after lots of rain this Spring, followed by lots of sunshine!
I don't know why this old tractor was sitting in the cornfield, but I liked the greens of the corn and tractor, next to that blue sky, so I pulled over to take a picture.

18 comments:

TJ said...

Another great picture.

Christina said...

This is a perfect shot! LOVE fresh corn . . . and summer!

Jennifer said...

Great shot Mari! The corn has shot up here too. I hadn't even noticed it and now it's about 4 ft high! Great shot!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Well, being a farmer's daughter, I gotta love this one. It also reminds me now, of the movie CARS where Mater teases the sleeping tractors. LOL

Love the Chime Tower below! I'll try and come back to view more when I have some time.

Glenda said...

What a great summertime photo! Love the greens, too!

bentonflocke said...

WOW - this is a fantastic shot - love this nature feeling!!

Also the other pictures of the last days are great

SOe said...

Your photos are beautiful!

SOe said...

:-) Thanks for visiting my blog!
Regarding daylight in Iceland:
Actually, we get nights back now. In June, you can sit outside and read the newspaper during day and night. "Official" sunset is after midnight and sunrise around 2 a.m.. But it´s not getting really dark between that. Different matter during winter. Just 4 hours of daylight in December. Good thing that there are the Northern lights to compansate for the missing light during the day.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Mari Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. I so adore this photo. It takes me home to Oklahoma. I love the John Deere in the photo. Doesn't get any better than that.

Beautiful sky in the background. Such a pretty day.

Thank you for sharing. Hope you a beautiful day today.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Terri said...

Dave and I were commenting the other day about how tall the corn is this year.

Kari said...

that's a great photo.

Michelle said...

Hey Mari, just catching up on all the photo's I have missed. As always you wow me. I think one of my favs is the one of the amish boys with their sign and the laundry hanging on the line!

We saw a lot of cornfields and old barns on our drive. Every time I saw a barn that appeared to be abandoned I would wonder about the story behind it.

Cherdecor said...

You really got a great shot of the corn and the green tractor. Nice!

LuAnn said...

were you laying on the grass for this one ???? What a cool shot !!

Oz Girl said...

I love it too... you saw a great opportunity for an awesome photo! :)

Darla said...

what an amazing shot of the cornfield and tractor. you are right, it looks amazing with that blue sky!

Kathy said...

Looks like a trusty old John Deere!

Jackal said...

Love it !