Saturday, September 2, 2017

In the Fields

It is warm and dry and our normal winds seem to have returned. There was not even a drop of dew on the lawn this morning.  Perfect harvest weather -yep, just how the farmers like it.
 
Mainly the fields in this area are seeded with wheat and canola.  But you will also find oats, barley, peas, fava beans and flax, although I've heard that our family is the only one in the area to grow flax. 
 
Growing up, my Grandpa and Dad only ever grew wheat.  At least, that's all I can remember and it is my favourite crop through every season.  I'm especially fond of the bearded varieties. It's the texture and the way it moves with the wind, and in the fall, it's the colour. Nothing beats that golden hue, especially in the right sunset. It moves me every time.  I find it amusing, how the right colour can stir the soul.
 

 

12 comments:

  1. Just stopping by to say how much I like your photographs ...

    All the best Jan

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  2. Hello, love views of the field. They look so peaceful, great shots. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Hi Andrea! Aren't those golden hues just breathtaking?! I love rolling fields of grain, though over here the main crop is barley as it seems better suited to our climate.
    Today was a good day for harvesting!

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  4. How beautiful and peaceful this looks!! Having only visited farms/the country, I have always wished I could live there (instead of by a busy airport haha!) but I am where I am! I think I most enjoy the fact that you can HEAR things, like wheat moving or bugs flying or wind blowing. The sounds of the city drown out all of that. Thank you for sharing your lovely view with us.

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  5. GOrgeous photos my fiend. I love the subtle changes from late Summer to Fall in the fields. I miss seeing those special colors and textures.

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  6. Beautiful fields. I love reading your stories of farming! I miss being where I can see the fields and the farm animals.

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  7. Hi Andrea - you're right - if I'm out and about and can see the various fields coming to harvesting fruition amongst blue skies and a lovely sun there's not a sight better - yes one can feel the warmth and love of nature - cheers Hilary

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  8. Beautiful Andrea. I'm right there with you - wheat is one of my favourites. The colour is gorgeous and it also reminds me of Fall. I also love hayfields, especially if you see the bales sitting in the fields close to fall. It makes me warm and fuzzy all over LOL! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

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  9. Living in an area where Wheat is grown I can fully appreciate the golden stalks of wheat. - Very nice field shots here.

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  10. Hi Andrea, this is simply so incredible and the way you describe the fields is beautiful. Your photos are lovely. Wishing you a happy September and pretty fall days. xo

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  11. yes one can feel the warmth and love of nature - cheers Hilary


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