Monday, May 24, 2010
Oxford Hay and Barn
It's haying season and I cannot experience or view enough fields or barns! My dear husband kindly drove me around the countryside the last two weekends as I snapped more and more photos of haybales and barns! LOL
I remember how excited I was when I was in Italy and saw THEIR hay bales - there's something to elemental about rolled straw sitting in tawny fields that thrills me to pieces ... perhaps it's the earthiness of them, the fundamental aspects of farming, countrylife, the need for food and air that we all share - perhaps it's that very basic bits of 'life' that binds us - that seems to tug at my soul year after year. Whatever -- it's THAT time of year again, and I am loving it!
I've taken a day off today to begin preparing for the art festival in a couple of weeks. I've got tons to frame and mat so my painting time is limited.
We've had tremendous thunderstorms everyday this weekend and more continuing through the week. Those farmers who still have standing grass to cut and bale will have to wait until next weekend before they're able to get into their fields.
Take care today!