Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Fade into night

This is another image from McCornack Road, a rural refuge just two miles from my home in the Chicago suburbs. The corn has provided its grain. It awaits the combine that will harvest the crop and reduce the stalks to stubble. The daylight is fading. The work of another growing season is nearly over. The sleep of winter awaits.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous.

ladydaria said...

Beautiful photos

ROB said...

Excellent silouette. Surprised this is so close to metropolis. Could have been taken in the middle of farmland.

Cedar said...

That is really beautiful. I grew up in Elgin and my ancestors were McCornacks.

You don't happen to have any photos of the small church around the corner on Highland Ave do you?

James said...

Rob,
There are farms intermingled with shopping centers and booming subdivisions next to cornfields here on the edge of suburbia. Strange mix.

James said...

Cedar,
I've been by that church but haven't had a chance to get a photo of it. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for stopping by.

Cedar said...

Thanks James. I was married in that church and don't have any really good photos of it.

My brothers-in-law farm a lot of the land in the area (they are located on Plank Road) and they see the "writing on the wall" as more and more farms are taken over by subdivisions.

Your photos are absolutely magnificent. Thank you for showing them online.