Sunday, September 8, 2013
Yellowing Bean Fields
The dry beans are ripening in Huron County. Fields are marbled with golden yellow and soft green as the plants move their energy to the bean pods that will soon be harvested.
On a sunny day, with puffy clouds floating in an azure sky, you turn a corner and are entranced with colors that are not quite fall. There are no oranges or reds yet. Green predominates for a week or so.
Still, in Huron County, the magnificence of a fall field can take your breath away with its color and promise of bins of beans yet to come.
Wanda Hayes Eichler