Thursday, August 22, 2013

Waterman farm in summer

Waterman farm in summer by andiwolfe
Waterman farm in summer, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Morning walks at Waterman farm are a highlight of living near Ohio State University. I really enjoy watching the changing dynamics of the farm through the seasons. In winter, the snow makes the farm a magical place, so quiet and peaceful. Spring, with the fields being readied for planting, the animals so happy to have new grass to munch, and the rush of the plants to grow before their competitors crowd them out is a refreshing time to walk the farm. Summer seems kind of lazy in comparison, with the heat making everything slow down a bit. However, the corn grows so fast, and then it's gone before you know it. Autumn - well, that's special, too. I'll miss most of the Autumn season this year. I'm heading to South Africa in just a few days for my field season to collect and study species of Hyobanche....

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