October 8, 2012
Danny Johnston photo

In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, a fall seasonal display sits on a hay bale at the Schaefers family corn maze near Mayflower, Ark. Devastating spring freezes and this year’s historic drought have taken some of the charm out of rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn mazes too short for labyrinth duty, orchards virtually devoid of U-pick apples and fall colors muted.

Danny Johnston photo

In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, farmer Bob Schaefers walks from the exit of a trail through his corn maze near Mayflower, Ark. Devastating spring freezes and this year’s historic drought have taken some of the charm out of rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn mazes too short for labyrinth duty, orchards virtually devoid of U-pick apples and fall colors muted.

Danny Johnston photo

In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, Bob Schaefers checks a sign at his corn maze near Mayflower, Ark. Devastating spring freezes and this year’s historic drought have taken some of the charm out of rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn mazes too short for labyrinth duty, orchards virtually devoid of U-pick apples and fall colors muted.