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Haystacks 6


It's a long time since I posted a haystack. Haymaking is in full swing at this time of year. From this field you can also see the windfarm in the distance.

Musing:
From Haymaking by Thomas English
"A wonderful thing is your mowing machine,
That sweeps o'er the meadow in merciless way;
But I sigh for the scythe, curved and tempered and keen,
And the labor and joy of the earlier day;
I sigh for the toil that was mingled with fun,
The contentment we felt when the end had been won,
And the sound, peaceful slumber when daylight was done."

Comments

  1. Excellent combination, I love the photograph and enjoyed the poem.

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  2. I do not think I have see a roll of hay upclose before. I have seen bales of hay in paddock - indeed, driven a tractor as they were tossed onto the trailer - but never rolls. They are very beautiful to this eye.

    Lovely evocative image. I love my country seeing it through your eyes.

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  3. This is so cool! Beautiful shot!

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  4. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have nothing in life to do but bring in the hay?

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  5. Julie, you wouldn't be throwing these about. They are huge. It's rare to see hay bales anymore.

    I have never seen the equipment creating the rolls, I think that would be interesting.

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