O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
Continuing my photo essay from our cross-country road trip....
Although I didn't plan to illustrate America, the Beautiful, I realized I had. Yesterday was Spacious Skies. Today....
For amber waves of grain.
Our travels occurred throughout September and October and the fields of America were golden. We were captivated by the gold and blue combinations that passed by our car window.
The simplicity of the endless fields and the empty horizon were, to me, breathless. And so different from my native New England. The combination of rich textures and simple lines grabbed the attention of my camera lens over and over.
The farms would jump into view and add to the the image.
The richness of the blue against the amber prairie as the sun would start setting was amazing.
Even up close the fields drew our cameras.
Hay bales were worth a photo essay of their own.
And it wasn't all sunshine. The fog added some drama.
As did the snow!
Interested in our cross country journey?
Here are some additional posts about this adventure. More are yet to come.
- The Great American Road Trip • 2013
- Packing for Two Months • A Modular Approach
- O, Beautiful for Spacious Skies