|Cal's View - Go Rachel Go|
|Starting a New Day|
|The Winding Road|
|A Round Barn|
As for me it was another perfect day to have the windows of the vehicle open to hear the birdlife and country sounds. The crops of corn and soybeans continue to look great. The landscape is beautiful Midwest USA. At noon I told Cal I was taking photos of ears of corn. He said, “That is a sign you are bored”. I said, “No, I am just being creative in my photography.” I also took photos of the flowers in the ditches along the roadside. The Queen Anne’s Lace (or wild carrot) is in full bloom. It is such a delicate white bloom. Then I came upon a Killdeer bird that would not leave a certain area on the roadside where I was stopped. She just kept returning. I took a few photos of her and then I realized something was moving at her legs. I spied two fussy chicks. It is interesting how they have full coloration already at this point. I was not bored! Life is just going a much slower pace. I am continuing to read my magazines too.
|Corn - In Full Tassel|
|Corn - Silked|
|Seed Corn Field - Four Female Rows between Two Male Row.|
|Queen Anne's Lace|
I saw at least 4 Indigo Bunting birds (blue) and several yellow Goldfinches. I am surprised I have not seen more Goldfinches in that the thistles are blooming – they use the fuzz from the seed to line their nest. The Goldfinch is the Iowa State Bird, so I may see more when we get into Iowa.
|Indigo Bunting on the Wire|
|Mother Killdeer with one Chick|
|Two Killdeer Chicks|
|Cal Finally Catching up with The Envoy|