Some Rural Ramblings…

June 29, 2010

Sunday afternoon The Farmer decided  he wanted to show me the farms along one rural roads he travels on the way to work every week-day.  He told me not to forget my camera, and off we went.

Here’s the pictures from that trip, in the order I took them as we were driving down the road. . .

Lots of farmers have been baling hay.  When I was younger, it was all square bales.  Of course they really aren’t square, they’re rectangular… but anyway, I digress.

big round hay bales

They look rather like big jelly rolls. . .

In this part of the world, you see a lot of fields of cotton, soybeans and corn.  As you’re driving down the road, this particular combo has cotton in the first field, and corn in the field beside it.

Corn and cotton.

Cotton in the front, corn in the back.

Here’s a close-up of the cotton field… I like all the long, neat rows.

Cotton plants

"Oh, I wish I were in the land of cotton..."

It was just a beautiful summer day, if a trifle hot (high 90s).

fields, sky and clouds

Big fields and Big sky!

Did I mention a lot of farmers are baling hay?

hay, field, trees

No shortage of hay this year!

We went by a farm pond with a dead tree in it.

pond in field

Farm pond.

There was a vulture in the field beside the pond.

Vulture in field of cut grass.

I'm just sitting here: you can car-rion.

They’re not exactly the loveliest bird to see up close. . .

vulture bird

Looking for food in all the wrong places?

But they sure can fly!  Oh, and by the way… you DID notice more hay in the making in this field?

This fence line caught my eye.

Fenced in field.

There's more to this fence than first meets the eye.

Most of the fence isn’t that remarkable, but the corner post is decorated.

Patriotic sign on fencepost.

Signs of patriotism in the south!

And on that note, I’ll end for the day.  Check back tomorrow for part 2 of our Rural Ramblings!

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