Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rectangles and waterways, Iowa

One of the things that I love about the Iowa landscape is the way the sharp rectilinear lines of fields and roads overlay with the fractal organic curves of its watershed: in the rich soil of the state, even the smallest folds in the land make unfarmable seams of wetland that snake rich and green through the midst of brown and yellow fields awaiting the arrival of their corn and soy.