Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Drought Up Close

Dear Friends,
When we drove to Denver, we went through some of the states that were suffering from the drought that we heard and read about all summer.  It was devastating to see hundreds of miles of brown dried up farmland and cornfields, and dried up streams and creeks from Indiana through Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, and then through Oklahoma on the way home.  In Oklahoma, we came upon the remains of wild fires.  It was just heartbreaking.

The wind turbines were so incredible.  I've only seen them in pictures and on TV and they were just massive and so fascinating.

One thing I learned, is that what you see on the news, no matter how awful it is or how bad it makes you feel, just isn't the same as seeing it in person.

Speaking of that, I will take a moment today to remember 9/11 and those who experienced it firsthand.  I hope you do too, lest we forget.

xo Annette xo


  1. The crops here in Iowa are pretty sad too! And they're recommending that the farmers wear masks when combining because of all the mold in the fields this year...never seen that before! The combines are black when they're done...ugh!
    Taking time to remember today as well.

  2. Wow, crazy to see all those crops dried up like that. So sad for the farmers who put so much time, energy and money into them. The trickle down effects are always awful too.

    A moment of silence is definitely in order today.

  3. It looks about like that in Texas, too. And I'm pretty sure you drove by my in-law's house by the looks of where those turbines are!

  4. The wind turbines are amazing, aren't they?

    Sobering photos of the drought. I was shocked to drive over the Platte River -- and it was DRY, with grass growing in the river bed. 15 months ago it flooded. Devastating drought.

    9/11 will always be a very sad day -- just as Pearl Harbor Day was for my parents. The shock and horror of the collapsing towers is seared in memories.

  5. I am watching the shows, too, and looking at your pictures and what strikes me is the resiliance of the American people.
    God bless America!

  6. Oh, that is sad. It's what the eastern part of Germany looks like right now.
    I live in the western part and we have hundreds of wind turbines here. They are huge up close!


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