second cutting

second cutting


and in our immediate area, may well be the last cutting. we are in a drought very early this year.



The rich, sweet smell of the hayricks rose to his chamber window; the hundred perfumes of the little flower-garden beneath scented the air around; the deep-green meadows shone in the morning dew that glistened on every leaf as it trembled in the gentle air: and the birds sang as if every sparkling drop were a fountain of inspiration to them.
— Charles Dickens said that said


a penny for your thoughts?

Michael Skorulskireply
July 14, 2018 at 12:32 am

I know the lovely smell of the bales. A beautiful image.

July 14, 2018 at 12:39 am

Hay bales are always so photogenic, sherri – I love your picture. We too are suffering from a dire lack of rain

July 14, 2018 at 1:48 am

Wonderful composition and tones , timeless.

Martine Liboutonreply
July 14, 2018 at 2:00 am

J’adore très belle ta photo en rétro

July 14, 2018 at 4:08 am

Bucolic quote for a bucolic shot

July 14, 2018 at 6:41 am

Bonjour Sherri, que j’aie l’odeur du foin frais coupé, quelle belle prise, superbe! Bise, bon week-end tout doux!

July 14, 2018 at 9:02 am

Your low light and toens create an nostalgic feel.

July 14, 2018 at 9:37 am

Fantasitque cet arbre avec les bottes de paille quelle compo sueprbe.
Belle soirée

July 14, 2018 at 9:52 am

Belle photo sépia…. rappelle les temps anciens.

July 14, 2018 at 12:02 pm

The feed on rolls for the cows is well photographed here.

July 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm

A lovely image in those muted colors.

Tom Wilsonreply
July 14, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Not as photogenic as the old style hay-ricks, which we no longer see.

Barbara Thomasreply
July 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm

I love seeing those big round hay bales.

Michael Rawlukreply
July 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Ah, that is a gorgeous image and I love the accompanying bit of Pickwick .

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
July 15, 2018 at 12:06 am

Very nice, Sherri.

July 15, 2018 at 4:59 am

Jolie photo de campagne, je sens l’odeur des foins.

July 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

There is the smell of hay and lots of things still under this timeless sepia and I love it!

July 15, 2018 at 11:56 pm

The earth is parched right now, Sherri, in too many parts of our world and it alarms me. This is the first time in almost 10 years that I’ve seen The Netherlands without rain for too long. od have mercy!

Elaine Kreply
July 16, 2018 at 3:10 am

that Charles Dickens can WRITE 🙂

i love those tootsie rolls of hay, it does make for a pretty picture doesn’t it?

July 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Great landscape with these rolls of hays!! I love the tree’s dominating presence. We are heading into a drought as well as our lawns are turning brown. 🙁

July 17, 2018 at 1:51 am

I hope you get some rain! We are experiencing some very dry weather here too

July 17, 2018 at 6:16 am

Sometimes I’d rather be in a place like that, than the busy busy city!

Anita Bowerreply
July 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm

A peaceful scene.

July 20, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Oh I do love this photo. Equally as well I enjoy the perfect words of Dickens you’ve chosen.

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