Cornfields run parallel on either side of the road. Lighting bugs flicker throughout the fields at night. It has been a while since I have seen the stars so bright at nighttime. Light pollution of the metropolitan city back home blankets the sky making the stars impossible to see, but not here. Things are slower here, and quieter too. Kokomo is certainly a special place.
I call Kokomo home for five weeks. Within this short time I learned quite a bit. A lot can be captured with a photo. Below is the photography I shot around the town.
The Kokomoian’s say that the corn will be ‘knee high by the fourth of July’ and that saying rings true. Nothing is quite like the corn that grow in Indiana fields. Miles and miles of land is covered by this sweet yellow stuff.
The weather is Kokomo is mild in the summer. Being someone who can’t tolerate 95 degree summers. I appreciate that most days stay in the 70s-80s. In fact, some days I am outside with a sweatshirt, and it is July. I was driving on some country roads blaring a Shawn Mendes song when I saw this barn. Immediately it captured by attention. A couple minutes down the road I had to turn around and come back to check it out. There is no house nearby and no clear owner of the aesthetic barn. I thought to myself, ‘This is so Indiana’. Fields and fields. Silos and barns. Farm animals and swirly roads. That is Indiana. I have been coming to Highland Park since I was a kid. Usually at Christmas the town lights the park. The view in the summer months may be much different, but it is still the park has the same small town charm.
Check out the parks and recreation programs in Kokomo Here
There is not a lot going on in the simplistic town of Kokomo, but if you are looking for a quiet place for much needed rest this is the perfect place for summer.