Planting Wheat on a 12,000 acre property at Roma

Another photo of my Roma visit. This one is taken at Mary & Howard's farming property
This is a photo of a wheat farmer planting for the season.
He stopped & showed us how the seed was planted.
The seed is forced by air from a hopper that he is towing, to the tynes, into the furrow then covered by soil all in one movement.
I like this photo with the planter in the distance and the trees and sky framing it.
That's a great photograph. Fantastic perspective and amazing size of farm. Love the blue sky and the feeling of space! I guess that's something of which you have a fair bit! Looks idyllic though I can imagine hard work and, if weather not favourable, quite a worry too.
posted June 10th, 2010  
You are so funny!!! Laughing my head off.... I suppose that should be LMHO... glad you could see something in the globe.... all I could spot was the reflection of the rectory.... but that's a bit prosaic. I use daylight bulbs for reading and craft work... a very different light from the others.
posted June 10th, 2010  
How breathtaking is Australian countryside.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Lovely shot Lois :)
posted June 10th, 2010  
Must get out that way Lois my late father-in-law was born in Roma and many of the rellies still live there
posted June 10th, 2010  
This is gorgeous! Really nice framing
posted June 10th, 2010  
Beautifully composed! I think it's cool that the farmer stopped to explain how the planting process works.
posted June 10th, 2010  
This is a really neat shot! Those gnarled trees are really neat~
posted June 10th, 2010  
Gorgeous!
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a lovely, clear sky!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Great shot Lois, love the composition.Just want to get out there, even though I live in the country,i REALLY need to get outback again,never a dull day even if it is alot of "nothing".
posted June 10th, 2010  
I just love that you are sharing another world with me! Thanks so much, Lois! I can never imagine that I will be there and this is second best!! Your picture and your story make it so wonderful for me!! Thanks!
posted June 11th, 2010  
This description is so interesting especially when we can see the actual fields. Thank you.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a lovely rural farm scene. Your eucalyptus trees certainly give this a sense of place... "I think we're not in Kansas anymore"!

Thanks for your note with my photo today. I, too, love to read gravestones and try to piece together a story from the little bit written there. Today was quite the gift in that it was all spelled out!
posted June 11th, 2010  
This picture has a wonderful composition. A fav.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Fabulous feeling to this photo Lois. I grew up on a farm in West Australia. We had two trees like this in front of our house. As a child my brother and I spent all our time climbing up and down the branches. The when I was older my father taught me to drive and would take me through and around the them.
posted June 15th, 2010  
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