We're from I-O-way, I-O-way. State of all the landJoy on ev-'ry hand. We're from I-O-way, I-O-way.That's where the tall corn grows As the above picture and song indicates, Iowans , living in the heart of the corn belt are rightly proud of their states ability to grow tall and bountiful corn.
Not to be outdone, I, as a proud Minnesotan, hereby submit the following pictoral evidence of that States ability to grow tall plants as well. Both pictures were taken on a recent bike trip through the prairie.
Friend and fellow biker Gary, pointing to the top of a Canadian thistle... one of Minnesota's tall growing native plants.
Next, Troutbirder posing in front of a tall growing prarie wildflower. The narrow leafed Sunflower, which had to be about 18 feet tall.
"Minnesota hats off to thee. To our colors, true we shall ever be. Firm and strong united are we. So Rah Rah Rah for Skie U Mah. Rah Rah Fah Rah for the U. Of M......"
Now lets row the boat boys and crush those hawkeyes !
Now that is some sunflower! I hope you and Mrs T are doing okay:)ReplyDelete
Wow, that's really tall. The soil must be pretty good in that area.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing these photographs.
Uh oh...Does Illinois have a song? If so, I have no idea what it is....ReplyDelete
That is some sunflower!
been hanging around a MN from Worthington. We both hope for a NE win next weekend however.Only in Ioway, LOLReplyDelete
That Iowa corn was huge but you did your state proud with that sunflower.ReplyDelete
I don't know if I'd get excited about a thistle that size. The sunflower is nice though.ReplyDelete
Feeling a little state-riotic today?
You look very happy by that sunflower :)ReplyDelete
Dear Troutbirder, I'm living now in Missouri and that has become my home, but th home of my heart will always be Minnesota! Peace.ReplyDelete
Hurray for you … out biking and loving it !ReplyDelete
LOL! I need to send you the person that pulled in my yard last week to ask what 'those flowers' were- pointing to my 8 foot tall fall blooming azaleas. When I said they were azaleas, the stranger corrected me telling me that azaleas do NOT grow that tall, do NOT bloom in the fall, and I should not make up stories if I don't know what something is, admit it!ReplyDelete
So, now, TB, are you SURE those are what you say? LOL!!!!!
I daresay that they grow 'em high as an elephant's eye there! :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE IT!!!ReplyDelete