Monday, September 19, 2011

Window to my 9-5 World

When we first moved to this area, I thought I was cursed. I live in such a rural area now, such a change from anything I've ever known, it seemed so foreign. I thought it was all alot of nothing.
 Gracie comes to work with me, every day. This is exactly what I see out my work window. It faces west.
Here is the view out the east window.

The color of the sky out here is like nothing I have ever seen. This photo has not be edited. Straight from my memory card to you. 
There's a lot of work going on around here. Farmers have their combines out, their grain wagons ready. 



  1. It's different but lovely. I personally would find that a beautiful and peaceful setting to stare out at.
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  2. I would love that as my view too. It is really beautiful, wide open and peaceful. You are blessed to be there.


  3. I used to live in IL-and I was surrounded by corn and soybeans. Now I live in the middle of Christmas tree farms. And I sometimes miss the corn....but not the soybeans. When they were harvested we had MILLIONS of ladybugs come on (and into) the house. Everywhere-ladybugs.

  4. These photos could have been taken outside my window! The funny thing is I grew up on a farm, and when I was young I wanted to live in a big city--I thought cornfields and beanfields were so boring. Now I've come full circle: I like to visit the "big city," but there's nothing like the peacefulness of home and being surrounded by rustling leaves of corn.

  5. Sissy,
    I used to have a very similar view out my home window. Years ago we rented an old farm house in Bad Axe, MI and all I could see for miles was cornfield after cornfield. It was so quiet and beautiful.

    I don't have a window in my work office, so I would love to have that view!

  6. I work on a college campus, and they've recently done a fabulous job landscaping the creek that runs through it. My office window overlooks a parking lot, but out my office door there are other full length windows, and I can look over the creek.

    I used to not mind gazing at cornfields, but now when I see them I think of how bad the monoculture of corporate farming is for the environment, so the view is no longer as pleasurable.

  7. I would LOVE to have that view at work! I miss the country so much. The closest I come to that view is 4 months out of the year and that ain't long enough. I'm an outdoors person....

  8. Looks like home to me...our skies have been so blue too!

  9. Wow, what a different view from my New England forested, hilly, leafy world! Your world really is flat and wide and open and corn-filled! And the sky --- wow. Here I only see bits of the sky above the trees.

  10. A lot like my view though I do have woods behind the fields. It does clear one's mind and I wouldn't have it any other way (unless I could afford a parttime appt in a NYC skyscraper. I've always been a little like Lisa Douglas on "Green Acres." LOL)

  11. Sissy - Loved your pictures! The sky is truly beautiful! The harvestor silo is so familiar to me. I had to actually look up what monoculture of corporate farming meant. Well, looking at those little wagons I would say you are safe from the monoculture of corporate farming at the moment. Peace be with you.
    Connie (akaLOU)


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