30 August 2010

summer harvest

One of my favourite summer sights is seeing bales of hay sitting in the fields. I've been trying to carry my camera with me as I travel around so I can capture moments like these.

The hay wagon was a serendipitous find.  It was sitting in the middle of a field with the hay so neatly stacked on it.  I frequently drive this road and would have missed this completely had I not had my camera with me.  The next time I drove past, the wagon was behind the barn and the hay was gone.

It's hard to believe that summer is winding down already.  It's been incredibly hot and humid this year so on one hand, I'm looking forward to the clear, crisp days of Fall.  But on the other hand, I'm always disappointed when the garden begins to wind down for another season.  This year everything came out earlier than usual and I've noticed that it's finishing earlier than usual too.

"To everything there is a season ..." ~ Ecc. 3:1


  1. Your post today made my heart sing! I love the hay season...with hay fever and all.{smiles}
    I do miss having a close contact with nature so much, and visiting blogs like yours is a blessing for a sad heart.
    bless you
    PS;I moved to another blog as my old blog was having problems with is HTML.Same things as the old one,just moved the furniture into a new room. {smiles}

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  3. sorry forgot to give you my new link:http://lilacheck.blogspot.com/
    must be that time of the month again.wink!

  4. Harvest season is so fun and beautiful! Lovely photos:)

  5. I am jealous. I really want to take photos of some hay bales but there never seems to be the opportunity.

  6. These are beautiful! I've looked forward to this season as well. Haybales in the fields always remind me of Van Gogh. le sigh.

    Thank you for sharing them and for inspiring me to capture some of my own. :)

  7. Aren't those bales a delightful subject? Beautiful photography!

  8. I love the nostalgic mood these create, Lynda, both by the subject matter and the treatment. It's rare to see these bales here anymore – often they are covered in black plastic. But I did see one beautiful field full of them that I passed by, thinking I would go back. But I didn't. I'm glad you were able to capture these! xo – g

  9. These are beautiful! How did you get the photos to change on your header?

  10. Cara Linda........so enchanting this version of your hay harvest...I do love it indeed!!

    My looooong summer goes to an end and I am back and with a lot of joy I will look now at your gorgeous photography!!!!

    have a wonderful weekend!!!
    ciao ciao elvira

  11. What a magnificent find! Lucky you to have your camera. Love the textures, too.


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