Midwest

It’s their time

It’s their time

Beyond our vision, the fields of the Midwest are waking up.  Farmers are getting ready for the growing season.

Outbuildings and farm equipment © 2013 Celia Her City

Time to put those long-laid plans into play.  The equipment that has long lain idle will see some use . . .

Old barn, Wisconsin © 2013 Celia Her City

on lands that have been cultivated for many, many years.

A green field next to the stubble of last season

It’s a pleasure to see the dormant fields being tended again, to see the rectangles turn green with a careful geometry of seed imposed.

Field and gully (Wisconsin) © 2013 Celia Her City

Every foot of the monotonous but fertile landscape has received careful study, the fields curving around favorite trees and troublesome gullies.

Waking forests (Wisconsin) © 2013 Celia Her City

When the farmers’ work is done, there is respite to be found in the nearby forests and peaceful streams.

Sandbars (Wisconsin) © 2013 Celia Her City

I imagine these sandbars are a good place to be.

Midwestern Plain

Midwestern Plain

My life is a jumble of places, which shows in my photography.  There are whole genres of pictures having to do with different spheres of my life, adding up to a fractured geography.  There are pictures of my home life in a city apartment, pictures of a vacation house in the Michigan woods, pictures of a farm my husband owns, tame pictures of a city that’s really wild, pictures of the places I’ve lived, and far-flung places my friends and family live now. More

Corn Without Corn

Corn Without Corn

After two wonderful years of harvests, our farmers have had a tough time of it this year.  The sun shone on them . . . too much.  The rains came . . . too little.  Now the outcome that experts were predicting has come to pass: endless fields of corn with very low yield.  Here you can see More