Loading haybales onto a truck ~ July 2010
In July last year an area farmer and crew were busy cutting and baleing hay.
They kept loading this truck and as it got higher the truck started
leaning toward that man standing on the right. It didn't tip, thankfully,
but I had to stop watching as it made me so nervous!
These are rectangular bales but they also did round bales.
We cut down the big pine tree and now this is the beautiful view
from a bedroom window. I spotted the hay bale left behind ~ all alone. ~ August 7.
One day later ~ early morning fog and sunrise ~ August 8.
First heavy frost ~ November 6.
First snow fall ~ November 19
Long shadows on a cold, windy afternoon ~ January 24, 2011
Can you see the snow blowing across the field? It was a minus 36 windchill!!
Slowly getting buried by snow. Look at all the sparkles!
The snow is slowing melting down and the haybale is more visible today.
I am hoping some deer might be brave enough to come down and nibble
on the hay and that I'll be here and hopefully have my camera at hand.
In a little while the 'back 40' will look like this ~ oh let's say ~ June!
And then the farmers will return and cut the grass once more.
The cycle of life and the seasons continue.
I am thankful for the 4 very distinct seasons we experience here
even though I complain about the long, cold and snowy winters.
It is a blessing to look forward with anticipation to the next season ~
which in this case is spring.
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Have a blessed week.