Photo by Amy LV
Students - This morning, driving home from bringing our daughter to where she volunteers at Messinger Woods, I stopped on our road to take this photograph. Living out in the country, I am continually amazed by the changes in the landscape. In early summer, I especially love these lines of corn. They remind me of lines on notebook paper. It's a gift to live in one place for a long time, to see the same scenes and colors, to love them more each year.
The expression "knee high by the 4th of July" to describe good corn growing always comes to mind when we drive by cornfields. And while this yardstick is no longer the standard for corn growth, the line does live on in many of us. It's fun to say!
Sometimes I smile to hear our children (12, 14, 15) talk about noticing much younger children growing up so quickly. How can it be that I am old enough to have children who are old enough to notice children growing? Time fools us sometimes, and today's poem is a simple rhyming comparison of the growth of corn to the growth of a child.
If you'd like to read about how corn grows, visit The National Gardening Association.
Jone is hosting today's Poetry Friday party over at Check it Out. As I always say, check it out!
May you notice a few beautiful growing things today, wherever you live and whatever your season.
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