One of the things that Steve and I had in common was our love of crop art. I’m not dissin’ other kinds of art, but crop art is just amazing. Seeing how crop artists can blend grains and seeds to make beautiful works wows me every year.
Normally I visit the crop art on one of my alone days at the Fair but this year YA consented to go with me. For those of you who haven’t seen the crop art at the Minnesota State Fair, the exhibit is along the far wall of the farm crop room in the Agriculture building. Because everyone likes to look at every piece of art on the wall and table, there is almost always a line. If you squeeze through, you can stand behind everyone else as they peruse the art. Unfortunately most of the folks who squeeze through then push their way to the front which makes the wait for those in line even longer. Why people will stand in line politely (more or less) for a slice of pickle pizza or a pronto pup, but they can’t bring themselves to wait for crop art, I don’t know. Maybe if we called is crop art on a stick…
I’ve waited in line every year and experienced this phenomena over and over again. I don’t like it, but I can’t see that it’s something I can fix. YA had no such compunction. When she noticed people trying to bypass the line, she stepped next to me (instead of in front of me), blocking the bypass. Then she turned her back to the oncoming traffic – two folks actually tried to get around her – she was immovable. I was considering that she was taking Minnesota passive/aggressive to new heights when she said, in a voice just loud enough “crop art budgers”. I think she may have just taken the title “Queen of Passive/Aggressive” from my mom! From now on whenever I see somebody cut in line, I’ll be thinking “crop art budger”!
Anyway, the header photo is a red ribbon winner this year but I know that Steve would think the same as I do… it’s a blue ribbon winner in our eyes.
Did you ever glue macaroni to construction paper as a kid?