July has been kind to Middle Tennessee. We have had 8 inches of rain in the past 3 weeks and all is green. I cannot remember a July when brooks ran and we could hear water teasing the shallows-
And here is a vista of fields planted with soybeans-
An old oak, split by lightning-
A turkey hen with one of her young-
Two summers ago a woman who lives off this road told me this area would become a housing development. Thank God this has not happened yet. Perhaps there is more money in soybeans than in million dollar homes no one wants to buy.