The Face of the Fields

April 10, 2014

Stubble in the fields near Collegeville, MN

Stubble in the fields near Collegeville, MN

“The hum of the wind in the tree-tops has always been good music to me, and the face of the fields has often comforted me more than the faces of men.”
— John Burroughs, from The Writings of John Burroughs, vol. 15, The Summit of the Years

I like the phrase, “the face of the fields.”  Here is the stubbly face of the Minnesota landscape near St. John’s University in Collegeville.

Barn with flag

Barn with flag





4 Responses to “The Face of the Fields”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    It makes me happy just to look at these photos. Wonderful capture. It amazed me last fall to see how much art is present around the farms. Flags are quilts seem to be favored.

  2. Chris Says:

    What a gorgeous farm! Picture perfect! It looks as though the house is painted a peach color, which is unusual for a Minnesota farmhouse or is it just the light reflecting off the barn I wonder?

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