Living on the Edge

I have the fortune to live in a comfortable suburb, within easy reach of a small city, and just around the corner from the countryside. The best of all worlds! The Lens Artists challenge this week is about the countryside, so here are a few photos taken just minutes from my house.

A large red barn, with close-cropped fields in the foreground and a cloudy sky aboveThese neighbors of mine grow the most delicious corn and sell it in a roadside stand. In late summer and early autumn we try to have fresh corn on the cob often.

Under a bright blue sky, a farmer is tilling a field, with some farm buildings in the backgroundThis is one of their fields. You can see that barn in the background on the left.

A closeup of a field of sunflowers, with one huge blossom right up frontSome years, they grow sunflowers in that field. This is a picture I took there a couple of years ago.

Bare tree branches reach up into a cloudy skyThis was taken in November a couple of years ago in a bit of woods just down the road. I like the moodiness of the bare branches and the cloudy sky.

Posted in response to Lens-Artists #64: Countryside, with thanks to Amy for posting this week’s challenge.