A soybean combine harvester – combining the three processes of reaping, threshing and cleaning – kicks up light-brown clouds of dust this week in a field northeast of my hometown of Lebanon, Ill. This autumn's big harvest is the inspiration for the new country song "You Color My Combine" by Dusty Beans. (Yeah, I just made that up.)
T.E. Griggs is a writer, editor and photographer and a retired U.S. Marine.