I am back from the family farm in Iowa. I'll let the video speak for itself:
And the bonus footage (I know, just because they have relented to let us use our electronic devices during takeoff and landing doesn't mean one should, but what else is there to do?):
The Midwest had a went summer and as a result everything is very green. This same approach during the drought of 2012 was very brown.
The long loop around Boston and over the harbor islands does tell a story you don't get from the ground.