Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hooked on Corn and Sunsets.....

Another hot evening chased us out of our house for a ride through the cooler corn fields! It was a delightful way to spend an hour, just out driving slowly and stopping every now and then to take pictures.

The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is only two weeks off now. The highlight of our year, our one day festival celebrating the beginning of the corn harvest brings people to our little town from far and wide! It's a fun day, small town style.....all the corn you can eat, craft vendors, music, games for the kids and lots of festival foods. The day is capped off with an evening concert and a fireworks show. A few years ago, the planners of this event realized that they could draw a bigger crowd by having big country stars perform. In the last few years, we've had Randy Travis, Lonestar and Leann Rhimes! This year Travis Tritt will be performing! I always giggle about it, saying I'd love to be a fly on the wall during the conversation between the star and his/her booking agent......"You've booked me in concert WHERE?? Olathe, Colorado?? Where the @#$% is THAT!!!???" I don't think that any of them have ever been disappointed in the crowds that have shown up to appreciate their performance! I'm sure this year will be no exception!

Showing how big the corn has gotten in a short amount of time, here's James getting a closer look!
Our magnificent sunset last night! WOW! This one took my breath away!!
When we got home, James and Lacey were playing on our new floor and I captured this picture of the two of them, which I love!!


Melissa S said...

OMG...lenore that is the most beautiful picture of a sunset...and to think you see a lot like beautiful.

Helen said...

oh Lenore! I can't believe it is that time of year again! The corn looks wonderful. The sunset shot is amazing - love that. But James and Lacey...can't you just see the love.

Wendy said...

Oh MY GOODNESS that sunset is absolutely gorgeous, GREAT job on that capture...I like the one of the road and corn growing a long side it!! Sweet!! Can I come take a drive with y'all, lol...Your corn festival sounds like fun. They don't have a clue what good sweet corn taste like around here. My FIL goes out and picks field corn and calls it sweet corn, YUCK!! It is nasty!! Ugh! The corn here is being harvested or has already been harvested...we have corn stubble, lol...James and Lacey on the new floor is priceless!! Great job on photos Ma'am!!