Travel Hmm…Corn Maze

Corn stalks in Cañon City, CO

Corn stalks in Cañon City, CO

Cañon City, Colorado, USA. Perhaps I’ve seen too many Stephen King movies, but mazes creep me out. If this had been a frozen snow maze — forget it. However, corn isn’t necessarily welcoming either — or perhaps it’s welcoming in a you-can-come-in-but-you’ll-never-get-out sort of way.

Kurt, the kids and I visited a farm in Cañon City, Colorado with a pumpkin patch and a corn maze for Halloween. The kids loved it (yes, children of the corn). I felt a bit uneasy the whole time we wandered around past what seemed like the same stalks of corn over and over. However, the corn, the stalks and the husks offered a parched and foreboding kind of beauty. I just wanted to avoid any encounters with Malachai and a sickle.

My daughter, Kasey, walking down a dirt road next to the corn maze

My daughter, Kasey, walking down a dirt road next to the corn maze

My son, Eddie in the corn maze in Cañon City.

My son, Eddie in the corn maze in Cañon City.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Looking like it's ready to be popped.

Looking like it’s ready to be popped.

My husband, Kurt sports a corn hair goatee.

My husband, Kurt sports a corn hair goatee.

Getting swallowed in the maze.

Getting swallowed in the maze.

Toward dusk, the corn maze gets a little bit creepy. I think I’ve seen too many Stephen King movies.

Children of the corn.

Children of the corn.

You could get lost in this....

You could get lost in this….

A kind of foreboding arrives with night. Too many Stephen King movies!

A kind of foreboding arrives with night.

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7 thoughts on “Travel Hmm…Corn Maze

  1. I’m with you Steph – waay too many Stephen King movies. Or there’s “Field of Dreams” with all those baseball players ready to stroll out. It looks like everyone was having fun and your photos are great. It will be fun to see what the kid’s memories of the day are 10 years from now. 🙂 ~Terri

    • Thanks, Terri! Good to know I’m not alone in this. Fortunately, the rest of my family doesn’t share my “phobia” of the fields. Yes, I’m so glad that the kids will be able to look back at these pics! Cheers 🙂

    • Thank you, Uday! I have to admit that I Instagrammed the second one (I’m sure you could tell.)

      I’m well — busy, but a good busy. Things are gearing up in the US for the holidays so it’s a bit crazy. I’m trying to do more travel writing so that is keeping me busy, too.

      What about you? I hope all is well for you, too! I bet you are taking more fantastic photos around India. I love the one you took of the gentleman in Varanasi. Several times after I’ve seen your photos, I get on Priceline or some cheap air travel site to check out tickets to India! One of these days I’ll get there.

      Cheers, my friend!

      • I am so happy to hear that, Steph. Being busy with what you love to do is a great thing indeed. Travel writing definitely sounds exciting.
        Thanks so much for those words of appreciation! Steph, I am sure you’ll make it to India some day in the near future. Do let me know when you are here. India would definitely be an interesting subject for your travel writing given that you have a liking for the colours and culture of this land 🙂

        Have a beautiful Christmas, Steph! Take care 🙂

      • Thank you, Uday — I will definitely let you know if I am in India (I actually want to pursue a story about how Indian women are portrayed in advertising and how that might reflect the growing economy of India and perhaps changing roles for women). It would be thrill to meet up with you at some point.

        In the meantime, thank you for the holiday wishes and I wish you a very Happy New Year. I hope your 2014 will be filled with beautiful and moving photography moments. Cheers — Steph 🙂

  2. That photo of Kasey walking with the corn on either side?? Be still, my beating photographer’s heart!!! Please, please, please frame that one – it’s perfect ❤

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