Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cornfield walking....

We've been trying to walk most every night. We don't get much further than a mile or two but at least we're moving. Living in the middle of the midwestern cornfields is a tad limited but enjoyable just the same.

Would you like to come along with us and see what we see? You would? I just knew you did!

Here's a look down the Harper Highway as my son calls it. It's a lightly traveled township road next to our house which leads to a small settlement of about a dozen homes called Harper. It's kind of boring but nice, smooth walking.

Another option is alongside the railroad tracks near us. Hubby expecially likes this but it's definitely not my favorite place. Uneven walking surfaces, plus it freaks me out when the train comes by.

Our favorite is a path that leads back into the field behind our house. It runs about a mile and a quarter round trip.

The surface is pretty even and smooth enough for the grandkids stroller plus there's a nice little stream to reward us at the bottom.

The worst part is the climb back up the hill to the house. But wasn't the sunset beautiful tonight?

And who says romance can't blossom on a walk along a country road? I love wildflowers! You can keep your big bouquets of roses but take the time to stop and pick some wildflowers and you've got me.

We found this boulder down by the creek tonight and he decided to carry it back for me to put in one of the flower beds. The thing weighed 50 pounds for pete's sake! Now that's love!

Thanks for joining us!


  1. the sunset was spectacular tonight. We had supper in Monroe WI and came home thru Rock City and Rockford and Dekalb. I spent a long time watching the wonderful, changing sunset.

    Thanks for taking me along on your walk. And yes, carrying that rock home is true devotion. LOL

  2. Beautiful walkways, and you don't have to worry about traffic or movine over for other people while you are out there. Perfect! So peaceful.

  3. With our mountains and lots of trees here, we don't get to witness a full sunset... just the part we can see about the tree tops... Your sunset was gorgeous!

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  4. Looks like your hubby got an extra workout with his walk! The wild flowers are great, but now carrying that rock home - that's true love!

  5. Thanks for taking us along on the walk. You realize it's the same scenery around here. Cornfield walking....yes! Carrying that rock is real love and even more so because he stands still to allow a photo to be taken. I can't capture the Farmer for anything.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife