Thursday, 16 August 2012

Harvested............................................................................. but then it rained

The field in front of the tree I pass on my commute had been cut when I passed it on Wednesday morning.

I made a mental note to capture a few images on my return journey... hopefully it would be left to dry out.

Well guess what?... we had a real downpour that afternoon... the hay was sodden.

The lovely rows of golden brown were flattened... still a nice colour but not as I had wished.

The wet weather had also brought out the slugs... I had to take care plodding through the wet grass.

The gate that was open a few days ago was now closed.

I leant on it to take the view up the track towards the tree... bring on Autumn for a change of colour...
...after an Indian summer of course.

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sorry their hay crop was rained on! hope it will dry enough to be raked and baled.

Collart Thierry said...

Beautiful and natural.

Bob Bushell said...

I'm glad that your tree is alright. Love the Slug, lol.

Gary said...

Great shot of that slug!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.P.S. Hope your Mom is well.

uberrhund said...

I bet that damp hay smelled sweet and wonderful,it will dry I'm sure and soon be rolled into great bales for your Autumn photos!

Sharon M said...

Wow, that is a huge slug!

barbara l. hale said...

That is definitely one heck of a slug! But a beautiful landscape all around.

Denise said...

Sodden but still lovely. I liked the one of the slug, fascinating with the red edging.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..Love the golden colors with the green foliage, made for very nice photos...soon the tree will be colored : { I hate that summer is almost over, and for me it was so miserably hot, and for you to wet..either way not enjoyable!!
And yes there better be an Indian Summer ; ]!!
Gracexxx

Rose said...

I really, really like these....wonderful shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful open field shots. I really like the lone tree.

Brian King said...

That looks a lot different after being cut. The tree is still fantastic, though! Hope things dry out so they can finish the harvest.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I have come to like that tree almost as much as you do!

Cheers - Stewart M

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Mary Howell Cromer said...

It still looks lovely Andrew.
I once saw a field on my journey into the big city and made a mental note to stop and get some images on my way back home, and the road had been closed for re-surfacing, for 2 days, the sign said;')~

Magia da Inês said...

♡¸.°.¸♫♫♪
A quinta foto é muito bonita e seria um modelo perfeito para uma tela à óleo.!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
♡彡♫♪°.¸.•°`

chubskulit said...

Just beautiful, love the slug shot! Visiting from Sky Watch Friday.

My Skywatch, hope you'd come and see.
Have a great weekend.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a difference a few days makes.

Helene said...

I have never see a slug that big. I believe, if I did, I'd have to run the other way. I too am ready for some different colors!

Pantherka said...

I'm glad that the tree still standing.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Greetings.