From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Field of Newborn Corn

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... The Rural Life...



Field of Newborn Corn

The corn is coming up already. The miracle of life has happened again, not once, but a million times in just this one field.

Meanwhile, North and South Dakota are getting a bad April blizzard. I heard on the news that 90 miles of interstate west of Rapid City, SD are closed because of the snowfall. Power outages were occurring.

Rapid City, SD, sits at 44.8° latitude and Hopkinsville sits at 36.8°. In eight degrees of latitude, there is an amazing amount of change in the climate. Of course, Rapid City's climate is also affected by its altitude. Hopkinsville is only 560 feet above sea level, but Rapid City is about 3200 feet above sea level. Furthermore, Rapid City sits directly in the path of the weather that flows off the mountains of Wyoming and Montana.

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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
(Author unknown)

IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

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