Sunday, July 25, 2010

I Can Hardly Talk About It

When I left Mama J.'s and Papa T.'s house the other night I had a few minutes so I thought I'd drive up the road and check on the status of my sunflower fields. When I say "my" sunflower fields I really mean the fields in the nearby wildlife refuge which were sown in sunflower seeds last year to attract doves. The blooms were spectacular. There were thousands and thousands of sunflowers as far as you could see.

I spent so much time in them I claimed them for my own. If you remember, I discovered them by accident and walked in them.

Sat in them.

Laid on the ground among them and rolled around.
They delighted me to no end, and I've been looking forward to seeing them again this year and snapping some more photos. I've been so excited about them Hubby even planted some in our backyard recently because they seem to make me happy, and you know the sayin', "If mama ain't happy nobody's happy."

Back to the other night. I zipped down the road with my eyes peeled and spotted lots of green foliage as I neared the place where I usually pull off the road. I started smiling, but the closer I got the less I smiled. Could it be? Surely not. I couldn't believe my eyes. I knew it to be so, but I didn't want to believe it. I got out of the truck and took a closer look just to be sure. What did I find? Corn! Rows and rows of stinkin' corn. Seriously? Corn??!!!! I looked around for someone to yell at, came up empty and hauled myself back into the truck. I drove several yards to the next field, hoping for something better. Nope. Not there. More dadgum corn. I even tried another field in the refuge that had nothing planted in it last year in the hopes that maybe they rotated their crops. More stinkin' corn. I drove home without even turning on the radio.

I can't believe it. I haven't been this disappointed since 1981 when mama wouldn't let me go to the Joan Jett concert because it was a school night. If I were a conservative I'd blame the liberal media. If I were a liberal I'd blame the Tea Party. As it is, I'll just sulk. If anyone needs me I'll be on the chaise with a lily on my chest.

Corn! Really???


Jennifer said...

What about the doves that want sunflower seeds? Did anyone discuss this with them? HOW RUDE

Jan n Jer said...

How sad...Sunflowers are such a happy plant to feast your eyes and camera on. Keep looking maybe you will find some.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I'd like to say it could be worse, but honestly, I don't know how it could be.

I'm with you. Corn? Really?

The Church Lady said...

Yep, mine too. I was sad to learn that they planted soy bean this year instead of the sunflowers. I think they alternate years for some reason. Perhaps it has to do with the soil or something.

the parishioner who doesn't do anything said...

You'll just have to make a trip West about this time some summer. Eastern CO farmers plant miles of them. (It's probably the only thing that will grow out there.) Or, a trip to Tuscany--fields and fields of gorgeous sunflowers!