Saturday, July 4, 2009

This must be Iowa!

We are visting the Trout's brother and wife in Iowa. Is the corn "knee high by the 4th of July?" Oh yah... The corn looks beautiful this year. We're from I-owa, I-owa that's where the tall corn grows! That's what we learned to sing in grade school.




This is the view The Trout grew up with. Beautiful Iowa farm land--black prairie soil--the best! It's good to get back to the roots--at least for a little while.







I also got back to my home town and took a couple of pictures of my childhood home and made a stop for German smoked sausage at the local Meat Market. It's always good to get home again--at least for a little while.


10 comments:

  1. It's always nice to go back and see how far you've traveled and yet know how close to home you are. Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday.

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  2. What a quaint little market!
    Happy 4th.

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  3. What beautiful countyside to grow up in! Sausage, yum yum!!! Happy 4th of July way out yonder!

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  4. So fun to follow your journey Susan. Is that "sweet" corn?

    That's what we're having today with BBQ ribs....mmmm-good!

    Happy 4th of July!!

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  5. The Iowa crops look so wonderful. Here the corn might be ankle high as our weather has not been conducive to growing anything. Too cold and too wet. Have a wonderful trip.

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  6. Thanks for all the comments. That is seed corn, the yellow gold for farmers.

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  7. Anonymous11:59 AM

    I am always surprised all over again every time I go back to Iowa to see how peacefully beautiful the state is, especially in summer when the corn is growing. I will be there later this month for three reunions and a festival in the town where I went to high school. Because of the schedule it appears that I won't be able to get to Amana or Cedar Rapids. I always enjoying going back there for a visit. I enjoyed your photos. rw

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  8. Dave K.1:40 PM

    Good pictures Susan! I know exactly what you mean "at least for a little while". You can never go home again.

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  9. Beautiful country, Susan. I just saw the first few ears of corn in the market here. That and peaches are my favorite summer treats.

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  10. Anonymous12:33 PM

    call me -- may not have correct number
    Laurie

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