20-Oct-2000 -- I was on a Quest: to visit all confluences around my home in
Brookings South Dakota. This is my second visit. Unfortunately, I got there a
little late, having stopped earlier to photograph some corn harvesting. I had
visited (or tried to visit) the confluence during the summer, but the corn was
so thick I couldn't get within 250 feet of the confluence. I didn't even report
But this time, I arrived a day after the harvest. The corn stalks were all cut
low, the field looked a real mess, covered still with the stalks and husks
leftover. The field hadn't been gleaned yet (done by putting up electric wire
on the perimeter and letting cows in), so there were still many corn cobs
on the ground.
From the photographs you'll see I arrived just after sunset after a 10
minute walk from the car (it was only 0.4 miles, but corn husks are quite
slippery and made the going slow).