Corn Stalk Drawing

corn-stalkOh how I love when our local farm stand starts offering their fresh sweet corn. There’s nothing like it. For a few weeks of the year we get to enjoy corn at the absolute peak of flavor.

This small illustration, created by Ida Waugh (1846-1919) for an 1892 children’s book, reminds me of all that summertime goodness. This corn stalk drawing has two stalks in silks with a single ear of corn. Hopefully, someone’s already picked off an ear or two and this corn plant had more to offer than that single ear.

I left it in it’s original format but I’m not sure I would remove most of the background and use this corn stalk drawing along with other images to create something bigger.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.