9 monthes ago - By Karen Casebeer Photography

    I hadn't been out to farm country since the end of June. Even though the skies portended a coming storm, I headed out anyway.
    I was surprised how verdant everything looked.
    The contrast between the green crops and the sandy-colored stands of grain was striking.
    I came across one of my favorite farm country scenes, fields of hay bales. Skies were becoming more threatening as I drove.
    Then I came into an area where there were lots of ponds. I was shocked at how dry they were and the lack of waterfowl in them. Only a few geese were inhabiting this one, which was full of swimming critters last...
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