Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fields of wheat

The wheat fields next door are turning gold. A week ago they looked like this:


 

Still pretty green!

 



Yesterday it looked like this:




It's getting there! It makes a nice sounds when it swishes in the wind.
We finally got a decent rainfall on Tuesday, the first in a very long time. There was a little more rain yesterday, and a pretty sky last night:


12 comments:

  1. Growing oats, wheat, and barley with some gardener friends has given me a new appreciation for grain. We threshed and winnowed some oats last night for the first time, and it was great.

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  2. I'm loving this cool, wet weather. Never thought I'd say that. Nice photos, Knatolee.

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  3. Such beautiful colours!!

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  4. These are very beautiful.

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  5. Ahab, that sounds like fun, all that threshing and winnowing!

    Deb, ME TOO! I was so sick of the heat and humidity. But suddenly it feels like fall.

    Angel, I love having wheat field next door. Definitely one of the prettier crops around here.

    Jim, I agree! The quintessential Canadian field of wheat.

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  6. Wheat fields are so beautiful when they are turning color! Your photos of them are lovely.

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  7. Pilgrim, I love the sound the wheat makes when the wind is blowing.

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  8. Living close to the ocean and on a lake, we don't get to see much in the way of wheat fields. Your pics are beautiful. I love looking out over those wide open spaces. I guess the sound of the wheat swishing in the breeze would be as comforting to you as the sound of the waves are to me.

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  9. This is like looking at time-lapse photography, seeing the colour change incrementally. Beautiful photos!

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  10. This is off topic, but I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful rooster cards you sent me for my honorable mention win in the Hen Haiku contest! I love them!

    Since turnabout is fair play (or something like that) I'm going to send you some flexible magnets I made from a few of my ATCs. Hope you like them. Thanks again for the great cards--and photos of "the boys!"

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  11. Rob, I really really really miss the sound and smell of the ocean (from the almost six years we lived in NS!) I LOVED living on the water. But the wheat ain't half bad. :)

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  12. Evlyn, I'll take more pics before they cut it (unless they cut it when I'm not around! :) ) I just love looking at it. Much prettier than soybean fields!

    TTPT, thank you!! I adore your ATCs so I know I will love the magnets. That is so kind of you. They will have a place of honour on my fridge. :)

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!