|This barn is at 46th Street and 44th Avenue in Van Buren County|
|view of the sky through the roof of the old barn|
|I leaped out of the car briefly to take this photo of what I call the Swamp Road.|
|Just moments after I took this picture a Belted Kingfisher dived into the water in this very spot.|
After you leave the Swamp Road, you get back into the agricultural lands, and the barns. Mourning Doves and Barn Swallows are everywhere, as are these wildflowers. While they are certainly not rare, they are some of my favorites. They have come to mean summer to me, like the voice of the yellow-billed cuckoo that was calling behind me when I took these pictures.