Some of you may not know this but my family owns acreage on three separate properties in Southern Ohio. My parents live on one and we use all three for recreation. Lots of it is put aside in a conservation reserve program. Next spring some acreage will be planted with prairie grasses and flowers. One property backs up to a state park. Between all three there is flat land, hills, creeks, cliffs and lots of wildlife. It was a great big fun playground to grow up in!
This summer I went down for a week of R & R. The ground in the fields was cracked but the weeds still thrived. So well in fact I could not get through them to the creek – I was not willing to brave the poison ivy. Some flowers were doing well too and my mother was watering the ones near the house. Her garden was struggling as were many corn fields we passed. My favorite flowers are the sunflowers.
My mother hosts a flock of nasty little territorial hummingbirds that fight constantly over the 3 feeders – I don’t know when they ever drink! They buzz around your head like big bees.
Of course I took some photos! Enjoy this slideshow of some country scenes.