August 17, 2008


Seems to me out here,
it's all about the sky.
Clouds are pure art,
migrant birds flying by.
   --Allette Brooks

Apparently I'm supposed to be able to dodge flying rocks while driving. What? Phone or no phone, how in the heck was I supposed to do that?

And I was on a bluetooth, people.

But I threw caution to the wind when I noticed what a beautiful day it was. I love the Midwest so much that my heart grows two sizes when I drive here. You can take your mountains and oceans; I'll take my corn and clouds.

So I pulled out my camera and started indiscriminately snapping pictures of the road without looking through the viewfinder or bothering to focus. I took a ton, and a few actually came out great.

I called AWTM and told her I was thinking of her. Apparently she also drives through the Midwest with a camera in hand.

She challenged me to a Plains-Off.





AWTM, I'll see you your barn pic and raise you a farm plus a big honkin' American flag.


Also, you mentioned cows. I managed to snap some.


Man, I love driving in this state. What a view. Horizon as far as the eye can see.

It's home.

Oh, and a photo of the new crack in my windshield, for good measure.


Posted by: Sarah at 05:55 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Yep, that second one is definitely Illinois!

Posted by: Nicole at August 17, 2008 07:11 PM (sBJ2p)

2 Heh, which Interstate were ya on? Also, you've been galavanting across the country the past few years, but did you notice that it is now August and everything is still a deep green? This is the 2nd year in a row that it has been that way. Prior, Aug would normally bring in the sun blasted brown look to all the vegetation that wasn't a crop. Enjoy your time in the homeland.

Posted by: blueshift at August 17, 2008 07:13 PM (crTpS)

3 No, the rock had nothing to do with the phone, or vice versa. It's still not safe to talk on the phone and drive. Blue tooth or no blue tooth. This is a touchy subject with me, we almost got run off the road AGAIN this weekend, someone on the phone, not paying attention, one lane road to RELee's birthplace (hwy 3, if anyone's looking) He was nattering away - drifted... drifted.. managed to NOT hit us, but I think the phone went thataway. LAW

Posted by: liberal army wife at August 18, 2008 12:44 AM (rcqzY)

4 Oh the shame of it!!! Some of us, and I do mean us, need an intervention for talking while driving. I live in a very small town, in the country so I often talk while on the 12 mile drive into town. My BAD!! Great pictures.

Posted by: Ruth H at August 18, 2008 04:31 AM (4u82p)

5 The Midwest also has a special place in my heart.

Posted by: Kasey at August 18, 2008 08:06 AM (cACJz)

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