Saturday, August 13, 2011


A very intense thunder-and-lightning storm was capped off by what seemed live a very long period of hail, quite largish, bouncing and pounding. My new seedlings are quite flat.
The spectacular violence of midwestern weather is something I'll never get used to.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Urban Corn

The Stears family has been around the county a very long time; there is even a Stears Road outside of Constantine. In a county loaded with corn, sweet corn from their farmstand is sought after. And here it is at the supermarket!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Beauty of a Beast

This beauty ate one of my husband's apple trees (notice the apple for scale.) I've never seen such a big caterpillar. He said, "Did you kill it?" Of course not.