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This summer 2 of 10

Near Oberon

Some people have found enough sunshine to make hay.


  1. I like your photo so much. It looks quite a lot like this American painting by Grant Wood.

  2. I like this one a lot too as it has lots of interesting textures, from the hay bales to the ploughed field and sky.

  3. Mary Ann that painting is terrific. It made me look at my photo a little closer. When I did so Winam I realised that what looks like a ploughed field is actually a clear felled forest. I went back to some old photos I had of this field (which as it happens always enchants me at haymaking time) and sure enough there were pine trees covering that hill last time.

  4. So the farmer has diversified his income. Very wise, I suspect.

    Yes, I like this image, too. And the comparison with the painting that Mary Ann links to, is very striking.

    As well as being run off my feet, Joan, I have had my internet connection 'throttled' until Feb 2. Some rotter got into my wifi connection and used 30,000 mB on Wednesday just gone. I am having someone look at it to ensure that it has enough passwords and stuff. But right now, I cannot down load many images ... or I have to go do something and return in 15 minutes.

  5. I like that expression: to make hay while the sun shines.

  6. Love visting your blog as we drift through winter. It's cold. some snow. and mostly blue skies. Love the hay circles on the hillside.

  7. Lovely rural view Joan and I love those haystack rolls in the paddocks.

  8. Winam is right, lots of colour and texture. It is almost "English" type countryside, especially with the windbreak. poor Julie.

  9. The likeness to the painting is amazing. I like that painting.

  10. Julie!! How horrid. When are the bad people going to leave you alone?

    Diane, what I find interesting about this is how much we like this image and I believe it is the "Englishness" that does it. So what does it say about our sensibilities? We love our sunburnt country and yet the "ordered woods and gardens" still appeal.

  11. Thisis my favourite shot in this series so far. Gorgeous landscape!

  12. Yes, I agree about the attraction of 'the ordered woods and gardens' ... has a religious conotation to my fevered brain.


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