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.
These 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.
This is one of their fields. You can see that barn in the background on the left.
Some years, they grow sunflowers in that field. This is a picture I took there a couple of years ago.
This 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.
Last summer I took dozens of photos of sunflowers, but this one was my favorite. It’s got the glorious golden color of the rays and the intricate swirl of the central disk, but can you see what else it has? That dark dot just off the bottom of the disk–that’s a bee. Bees and flowers: a really important partnership. Continue reading