Friday, November 4, 2011
How Many Cobbs on a Stalk of Corn
Lets see the farmer in you. My friend Irish Joe Cleary introduced me to the corn fields years ago while training for a marathon. So, how many cobbs on a stalk of corn? On the corn syrup can there is three. My mother in law, a farmer, says there is way more than three.
An Artist Observes
If you paint you must be a good observer, right? You learn to "see", right. Well, there is ONE cobb of corn on a stalk. Yup, one! Seems like a huge plant for a one tiny cobb. Well, for 15 years it had always been one cobb on my trips into the cornfield. But alas, we found a variety with two on at least a significant proportion of the stalks. We had to come all the way to Giverny to discover this trinket, and no, they have not been pruned back. What's next?