Field Corn

September 2, 2013

Corn on stalk

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

We have turned the corner on Labour Day and so Summer 2013 is officially over, at least in terms of vacations and such.  Interestingly, those cooler temperatures of a few weeks ago and for most of the past two months have now given way to the 90s and higher humidity.  It certainly had to come sometime.

This also means that fall is getting closer and one of the iconic signs of the change of seasons is field corn.  There is something magical and haunting about the manner in which the wind vibrates among the ears and stalks as they dry in the heat of the sun.  Their dusty scent is carried on the breeze. Their colour makes the transition from pastel to deep yellow and vibrant green to tan to brown. Their texture changes from succulent to dense and pliant to brittle.  The sound is what is remembered.

I am glad I have the opportunity to drive past the fields and to slow down and let my senses take over.

Take care.

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