Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wandering Eye

When I was younger, much younger than I am today, I would spend my summers, or at least the late part of my summers helping the local farmers put up their hay.  It had to be late summer because early summer up here in Western Washington always has the chance for rain.  Late July, and into August was the time to put up hay because it can't be put it up wet.  Wet hay will rot and molder, which produces heat...enough heat, believe it or not, to cause spontaneous combustion.  Many a barn has been lost to wet hay, hence the adage, "Make hay while the sun shines."  In case you hadn't guessed by now, this time out the Wandering Eye has landed on "Hay".

Time Between - mysaturnalia

Hay Building - rrobertsphoto

Hay Rolls - AngieGetsPersonal

Hey Window - shyscapes

Gate - ewaldronyuhas

Country Road - bbrunophotography

Roll in the Hay - Flatlandsfoto

While the Sun Shines - ArtfulMagpie

Harvest III - greenislandstudios

Hay for Breakfast - firstlightphoto

Long After the Dust Bowl Days - bluemoonstudio

Pollen 02 - ZenzPhotography

Resources - LuthienRising

Make Hay While the Sun Shines - HolyCowStudio


"Wandering Eye" is also "PhotoGrunt" and Steve Raley, a photographic documentarian from Seattle, Washington.  He captures images wherever he goes, and he  frequently even uses a camera.  His work can be seen on his websiteblog and his Etsy shop.


First Light Photography said...

Nice post. With our farms seemingly decreasing around the country, it's nice to see so many hay bales here! Well done, Steve! Thanks for having me!

Sherry Smyth said...

Beautiful tribute to farms and farmland...loving all these photographs but I especially love the horse...Sue of First Light Photography has an amazing eye and that photo just speaks "farm" to me!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful collection of rural images, Steve! Thanks for saving a spot for my rural print. I grew up in the country so I love images like this.

Flatlandsfoto said...

Wow! What a great group of shots! Thanks for including my image.

Frankie Kins said...

Lovely, Steve. I sure do appreciate being included in this POE post!

Celtic Cat said...

Well Done! Great photos & post!

zenzphotography said...

Great post!
Love these summer fields and I can almost smell the meadows and the growing grasses.
Thank you!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Hay, those are great! ;-)
Peace, Judi

Debra.HolyCowStudio said...

Wonderful sights! I'm so pleased to see my hay in the sunshine! Very nice posting.

Lauren @ Flash Forward said...

Lovely collection! Hay fields make such gorgeous photographs!