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This land is our land

I drive each morning from north of Walker to Cedar Rapids. It’s a pleasant drive to Center Point, especially these past few weeks. The mornings are bright and cool, there’s a good breeze and the land rises and falls in green folds.

Some mornings, mist hangs in the low land east of the paved road above Center Point, and everything is so green — the trees, the soybeans, the corn (except for the thin blanket of yellow tassels on top). From a high point on the road, the fields and treelines recede into the distance in hazy layers.

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2 Responses

  1. Brent Oleson says:

    add me to your automatic updates or Twitter.

  2. Seth says:

    I have to agree; I was just up near Troy Mills this past week, looking for the section of land my GGGG Grandfather farmed in the 1800’s. The land there is impressive.

    An abundance of small creeks, rolling farm fields framed by ridges of green, and the Wapsi pushing through it all with quiet persistance..

    I didn’t find the section I was looking for definitively, but I’ll definitely be back.

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