reap the gold by pasttheirprime

reap the gold

My last couple of postings were monochrome so I thought I needed some colour to brighten things up. The advantage of living on the side of the valley is that you get to see the weather coming in and gorgeous sunsets. My view is predominantly a patchwork of fields, hedges and copses, and is a combination of dairy and arable farming. As the seasons change so do the fields. Currently many are golden.
Now I am in a bit of dilemma with shots, as I have two shots that I can’t make my mind up about. So to avoid regret about which one to post and which one to leave out, I have posted the other on @theboxmanreturns. The one here is the result of haymaking with large bales of hays randomly scattered across the field across some leading lines of course. The other posting is a more traditional approach to farming. If you have time please visit the other site and maybe express a preference.
For those who linger here it’s time for one of Shady’s rambles. The shot reminds me that my much younger self use to help out local farmers at haymaking time. The reward was a jug of cider and plate of bread and cheese. I think was before butter was invented. Oh and a trip back home. But in them olden days the bales were much smaller, bound by twine and a one man lift. I shudder to think how heavy these are, but at least they don’t have their plastic overcoats on.

Bye till next week. Shady 
Beautiful light here.....
August 22nd, 2016  
Lovely golden colour and depth in this image
August 22nd, 2016  
Nice job on this ---- I was just out looking for some haystacks just like this, you found it before I did. FAV
August 22nd, 2016  
Lovely warm colourss
August 22nd, 2016  
I really don't know which I like more - they are both beautiful images and portray a different time. Sitting on the fence - sorry!! A fav
August 22nd, 2016  
Wonderful shot. Talking of plastic overcoats have you seen any of them wearing pink? They have some in the South West and apparently they're something to do with breast cancer awareness xx
August 22nd, 2016  
@psychographer : I think that would be memorable sight and Tx for the fav
August 22nd, 2016  
superb shot and light
August 22nd, 2016  
very nice captured
August 22nd, 2016  
Marvelous curve and flow to this. I too remember haying time with my Grandfather, and yes it was bales then. This rolls are nice but need heavy equipment to move and store.
August 22nd, 2016  
LVOE this!!
August 22nd, 2016  
Fabulous capture...love the light, depth
August 22nd, 2016  
This is a perfectly nice image of a common country scene... the other one is stunning!
August 22nd, 2016  
This is so good too. perhaps wins on the way the light falls. The plastic overcoats look dreadful I agree.
August 22nd, 2016  
Terrific capture :)
August 22nd, 2016  
This is lovely but the one on your site is just a little better, it may just be the nostalgia.
August 22nd, 2016  
Love them both, so I fav'ed both. If I was forced to choose, I agree with Joan...I favor Shady's a small amount more.
August 23rd, 2016  
Gorgeous shot. FAV
August 23rd, 2016  
Beautiful golden field and lines
August 23rd, 2016  
Lovely image
August 23rd, 2016  
Glorious!
August 23rd, 2016  
Beautiful. I love to see the fields of golden haystacks!
August 23rd, 2016  
Lovely scene and interesting sky!
August 23rd, 2016  
Beautifully captured.
August 23rd, 2016  
Just beautiful Fav
August 23rd, 2016  
fav
August 23rd, 2016  
Simply breathtakingly wonderful -- the deep gold , the dark green and then the somewhat threatening clouds -- I simply love the whole composition ,and a certain FAV
August 23rd, 2016  

Great country scene.
August 23rd, 2016  
Magnificent capture
August 23rd, 2016  
Great view and lines
August 23rd, 2016  
wonderful scenic shot
August 23rd, 2016  
Love the evening shadows at the end of a hard days work for the farmer and this is a super harvest scene.

As kids we helped bringing the bales in for my grandparents. Dad was disgusted one year when he had more adult help, that my grandmother brought out orange squash for everyone. So he cracked open the beers. My brother and sister drank all the squash and went home drunk - it had quite a bit of vodka in it! Happy days.
August 23rd, 2016  
@flowerfairyann : totally agree - happy days bouncing on the top of a hay wagon - no Heath and Safety
August 24th, 2016  
Beautiful shot
August 24th, 2016  
Lovely golden tones, fav
August 24th, 2016  
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