Friday, October 9, 2009

Corn and Clouds


What do you see?

38 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I see simple beauty.

Stephanie Faris said...

Mostly the clouds. Beautiful!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Just finished reading our paper and there's an activity going on this weekend where there is a 7 acre corn maze adventure. The minute I saw your post I visualized the beginning of the corn maze and how much fun it would be to do.

JKB said...

Potential.

:-)

Happy Friday.

Diane said...

It seems to go on for a long time. :O)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Corn Flake fodder.

No, seriously, the first thing that came to mind was a labyrinth, so much fun to wander around in this time of year.

lakeviewer said...

That corn needs picking.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

For some odd reason these words come to mind: The Great Divide.

~ Wendy

Eileen Astels Watson said...

The end of a storm. Our fields are being harvested now. I'm starting to see snow mobile trails in them.

Jody Hedlund said...

A bit of heaven and a bit of earth. Life's a mixture of both.

JLC said...

Space Aliens. No, seriously. They always show up over corn fields (Its in their "Alien Guide to Earth Visitations") and the clouds would provide a perfect screen. :)

Jessica said...

I'm feeling rather than seeing. My grandparents had corn fields and I remember playing in them with my sisters. Running up and down the rows. Laughing. :-)

Tamika: said...

My journey of writing, unending. A great mystery that needs to be explored.

Tess said...

This is what I see:

"People say the sky in Iowa is low. Storm clouds slide in and sit right on your shoulders. I guess I should have seen a thing coming, but I didn't. I just didn't have a clue."


rough and skectcy thoughts, but that's what came to mind.

Melanie Avila said...

Can I just say -- I am OBSESSED with clouds. I don't know what my deal is. I have so many pictures on my computer because I like to watch the sun rise & set every day and we get some amazing colors. Ibis has started to give me weird looks because I'm always telling him to look at a cool cloud.

So for me, I see happiness.

CKHB said...

Rows of clouds more distinct than the rows of corn, and a very low sky...

Janna Qualman said...

Stephanie - I couldn't pass up the photo op!

Donna - How fun!

JKB - Exactly.

Diane - The clouds did, too, that day.

Becca - Might I say, that word labyrinth fits you so perfectly. :)

lakeviewer - A practical response! ;)

Janna Qualman said...

Wendy - Sometimes the best ideas come to us as mere words like that.

Eileen - Very perceptive!

Jody - Love it.

JLC - Why am I not surprised? LOL

Jessica - That's great! I like that.

Tamika - very good!

Tess - Ooh, another winner.

Melanie - I dare you to show him this picture. ;)

CKHB - It's a great contrast, isn't it?

Cindy said...

Oh, I like this. I'm drawn to the clouds first and I love the way they seem to go on forever. Then I notice the corn and the stark contrast it has to the sky. But altogether a pleasing image that makes me feel warm and...well, like creating.

Jill Kemerer said...

Periwinkle clouds racing over the harvest.

Have a gorgeous weekend!

Susan R. Mills said...

I see exactly what I see every day when I drive into our farm. I never see the beauty of it, though, like in this picture. I'll have to look closer next time.

Nadine said...

The clouds look like they are going on forever. I love that.

Glynis said...

The corn looks like an army gathered together!

Analisa said...

A beautiful day, looks kinda looks like that here today, minus the corn. :)

Karen said...

At first glance, I thought the dead brown field kind'a ruined the clouds. But as I looked again, I saw the cycle of harvest and the clouds that watch-over and nourish.

Janna Qualman said...

Cindy - Me, too. Create away! :)

Jill - I love periwinkle.

Susan - Awesome. I hope you find it!

Nadine - Isn't it awesome?

Glynis - It sure does! Wonder who they're united against?

Analisa - We have lots of corn around these parts. :)

Karen - I'm glad you gave it a second look. :)

Isn't it cool how we all see differing things?

Kathy said...

Corn and clouds?

Nice picture!

Woman in a Window said...

I see a sweet juxtaposition of colours. I see my past. I see my future. I see a pleasant afternoon with me walking, fingers pocketed. I see hawks. I see wind.
xo
erin

thedomesticfringe said...

A beautiful picture! Did you take it?

-FringeGirl

Heather Sunseri said...

I see a piece of God's world.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I see a book with this on the cover, and me yanking it off the shelf to buy!

Barbara said...

Am I the only one who sees a whale up there in the clouds??? I'm obsessed with finding pictures in clouds, since I was a little girl. My overactive imagination. But see it? Right there, with a MOBY DICK mouth and an eye?? Okay, maybe it's just me. :P)

Deb Shucka said...

I love your posts!

I see a turning, life in death.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks, Kathy!

Poetic, Erin.

FringeGirl - I did. :) Pulled over to get that shot.

Heather - Beautiful!

Angie - You would? That's cool!

Barbara - LOL! You're funny. And I see pictures, sometimes, too. :)

Deb - More poetry. Thank you!

Marian said...

Stephen King's Children of the Corn.

Kinda morbid, I know. :)

Capri K said...

I totally saw the whale.

Kathryn Magendie said...

she's hiding in the dried corn, her feet pushing into the dirt, maybe she could grow roots, down they'd go, and she'd turn into a stalk of corn, growing green and then golden in the sun, and never ever never ever again would she have to hide, for she'd be a part of the corn.

Janna Qualman said...

Marian - Ack! ;)

Capri K - I'll let Barbara know. :)

Kat - I love it, though it's so sad. Thanks for sharing your lovely voice.