I fell in love with the sunflower fields and had to stop and take a few photos. Loved this scene.
I didn't see much cattle...just mostly fields of something growing but when I stopped to take a few photos this guy got up to see what I was up to!
More sunflowers and the grass all rolled up neatly along side the freeway.
Isn't that pretty?
My mom's hometown...about 600 people call Underwood, North Dakota home now. It's kind of sad because mom remembers a busier thriving town and it's not that way today.
The grainery where her father brought his crops to market.
The grainery from downtown.
Downtown today...mom said the hardware store has always been there. The soda shop is on the right (you'll see that in a moment) and the brick building on the left used to be the bank.
The soda shop is still there but a bit rundown and is now a little bit of everything store, gifts, snacks, small everyday items and a soda shop(lunch counter). Mom used to get nickel ice cream cones here and buy her sheet music when she came to town with her father.
The Hardware store with it's old painted signage on the side of the building.
This was her Uncle Bill and Aunt Vira's house. Uncle Bill loved his chokecherry wine he made in the basement.
This was a house in town that my mom worked at one summer as a house girl. She helped clean and iron and cook.
Her grandfather's house and my great grandfather's house. It needs some badly needed TLC but was still being lived in today.
My mom standing in front of the high school she attended. They had a one room school house near the farm that she attended prior to high school.
One the road to the farm from town. It's now paved!
I love these old buildings and would love to know their history.
Beautiful farm land. I love it. There is usually a farm house where the trees are.
Lots and lots of sunflowers!!!
More fields all rolled up!
And more sunflowers!
There's the farm in the distance where the trees are...the road is no longer paved.
My mom standing on the driveway to the house on the land that her father farmed and she grew up on. Amazing!