Corn Stubble

Corn Stuble

Corn Stubble

The countryside in eastern Portage County is more hilly and rolling than the flat grasslands to the west.  Some 15,000 years ago, a great glacier covered portions of Wisconsin.  The glacier advanced to the center of Portage County before climate changed caused a retreat. The areas just east of the terminus were left covered with the glaciers debris.  Deposited in irregular swaths, the resulting landscape has a series of gentle rolls.

In the above image, the late afternoon sun is casting it’s golden glow over corn field stubble on hummocky terrain left by the glacier. The straight rows of the corn stubble help to visualize the rolling terrain.

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