"Spring Turning" by Grant Wood
My exploration of borders is not a rejection of Midwestern roots. In truth, I'm more in love with the Midwest than ever after our recent road trip back from the US/Mexico border. Even driving dreary Interstate 80 across the state of Iowa was tantamount to entering into a three-dimensional animation of a Grant Wood painting. Mr. Border Explorer aptly remarked that the countryside reminded him of an Andes mint: rich dark chocolate earth bordered by the soft, new green of springtime.
I'm captivated again by the rain, the color, every flowering bush and tree...and the countless small Midwest towns replete with flowers as well as charm.
"Spring in Town" by Grant Wood