The summer has started to wind down here in Northern Indiana. While the trees are not yet showing their fall colors, the soybeans and corn have started to fade to yellow, gold and brown.
I spend a fair amount of time driving through the Northeast Indiana countryside and have noticed that yellow and gold are really prominent colors in nature around here. Until now, I never really knew that yellow or gold was a color that should be associated with a farming landscape. Turns out, it should. By the end of the corn season the tops of the corn stalks are waving and sparkling gold. LIkewise, just before the soybean harvest when the leaves drop off the bushes, these little guys turn the loveliest shade of yellow. I love green, it is beautiful. However, as fall comes on here in the Midwest green has a rival; and gold can hold its own. As you might guess, I think it is pretty.