Looking for Green Fields

posted by Sharon July 28, 2015 17 Comments
Michigan Henry Ford

Once there were green fields kissed by the sun,
Once there were valleys where rivers used to run.

Green fields are gone now, parched by the sun,
Gone from the valleys where rivers used to run . . .

What do you see when you look out your window? I once saw a healthy green lawn and tall, leafy trees. Now? Thanks to the drought in California, the lawn is mostly brown. The trees are dropping crisp tan leaves that should have stayed on the branches for months to come. We’re allowed to water 5 minutes twice a week. That’s it. Much of the green is gone now. So, when we traveled to Michigan recently, we marveled at all the green, everywhere.

A day at Greenfield (!) Village gave us green vistas in every direction. Here are some of the sights, seen through my green-starved eyes.

Once you lose something, you realize how much you took it for granted. Now, every green blade of grass is something to treasure.

How about you? What do you see out your window? I hope your view is lovely this week.

Linking up with Image-in-ing, Little Things Thursday and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “Green Fields” by The Brothers Four (1960) — an oldie but goodie!

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17 Comments

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tom the backroads traveller July 28, 2015 at 12:25 am

What a delightful place.

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Peter B July 28, 2015 at 4:00 am

Wow, great photos and some beautiful green scenery, especially by CA standards! Even in drought, I still find CA has a certain beauty to it.

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elizabethfstewart July 28, 2015 at 5:54 am

Beautiful place! It’s been so dry here in Portland, Oregon, too. This weekend we finally got a good rain. My granddaughters, true Oregonians, ran outside and danced and played and splashed in it.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 28, 2015 at 9:37 am

How striking the green is! So hoping CA gets the rain you so need!

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image-in-ing July 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

Beautiful, Sharon.
Hope you’ll be linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

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image-in-ing July 28, 2015 at 11:42 am Reply
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image-in-ing July 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

By Jove, I believe you’ve found it!
Thanks for linking up these lovely verdant photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

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betsy July 28, 2015 at 11:37 pm

I would love to wake up in that log cabin, look out and see the water wheel. Beautiful shots.

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Hawk aka BrownDog July 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

Hi Y’all!

Love the grist mill. Looks like it may still be operating. We have some still operating here both in the mountains and the low country. My Human gets her grits and cornmeal from a local one in both locations, depending on where we are.

Y’all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

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Dina July 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Gorgeous! Loving all of that green.

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Cathy July 30, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Wishing you a grand day…This is a fantastic post and really touched my heart. Yes, indeed, treasure every day!

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Joy July 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Thanks for the tour. Love the window shot!

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow July 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

I am in southwestern PA and it’s quite green here as well…though we have finally had a ‘break’ from the unusually rainy summer. Your photos are lovely…so many pretty places in them 🙂

I hope that you folks in the West get relief from the horrible drought, fires, and so on. It’s gone on too long 🙁

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Abrianna July 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Those are lovely green vistas with beautiful buildings. Glad you got a chance to get away.

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a spirit of simplicity July 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

we never quite realize what we have until it’s gone. Beautiful pictures here… but it’s very frightening what is happening in California.

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Kim Cunningham July 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

So sad when there is a drought. They are a great reminder that it isn’t supposed to be that way. Glad you found a little oasis for awhile.

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Caitlin August 27, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Such beautiful photos. That looks like a wonderful day out.

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