Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fields of Dreams



Lush fields and farmland surround the area in which I dwell. Just before and shortly after the harvest, the crops are at their utmost perfection.



Cornfields with stalks reaching over nine feet will soon be cut to satisfy the hunger of dairy cows and beef cattle throughout the winter.



Straw bales for bedding line up in the valleys, their gentle taupes and burnished hues reflected in the sunlight.



A lone sentry reaches several feet above the rest of the golden faces that droop heavy with seed. The sunflower field meets the horizon off in the distance against the bright blue sky.



Even the bees have come to enjoy the splendor and flight among the fields of dreams.



* Photos taken this past Saturday from the local area landscapes.

18 comments:

Lori said...

just LOOK at those beautiful sunflowers!!! what an amazing and happy picture:)
the fields of corn remind me of southern ohio, it is farmland as far as the eye can see, i love driving through on our yearly trek to tennessee...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have always wanted to see a field of sunflowers like this! What utter beauty! Did you pick any?

Heather said...

Oh-- so beautiful! Doesnt look so much different from here in Oklahoma from that view :)

Donna O. said...

Fantastic Susan!! You are the sunflower of photographers these days. If only you had captured the scarecrow on his way to The Emerald City. Maybe a poppy field next time??
XO.
D.

Fern said...

Fabulous photos. I just love the Sunflowers, I would have it framed to look at all the time, it's such an uplifting picture.
It is so nice to see all that sunshine as our summer has been rather wet but at least I managed to grow a whole 6 corns in the greenhouse!! :-)

Tres Belle said...

Susan,

How lovely the sunflowers are! It makes me happy to see such a beautiful field of them. I agree with Fern, a picture framed would be GREAT!

Kris

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Karol said...

GORGEOUS pictures! I can smell the hay from here! Achoooo!

Sea Angels said...

Hello Susan your beautiful and moving photographs show there is a magic to autumn, as everything mellows to shades of gold, from the fat bright sunflower, to the mellowness of the cut corn,it always makes me want to read 'Cider with Rosie' by Laurie Lee, yet again.....
I love the idea of cashmere christmas stockings...what luxury and how decadent, and pre beaded ha thats the best...clever you I loved that. Mmmmm we do like our beer at room tempreture Adrian makes the old fashioned recipes from hops and malt, so they are a wait but the house always smells lovely, of ovaltine and herby hops.
Have a wonderful week, Susan
Huggity hugs
Lynn xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Love your new header!

pve design said...

van gogh would have been happy to paint there.
I want to capture those in some artwork.... nature will always inspire.

Christine LeFever said...

How incredibly beautiful!

Zwee!!!!!!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a beautiful place to land after my busy day!

Thank you!
Nancy

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of Tuscany.

KAREN EILEEN

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Susan! What BEAUTIFUL photos...many of them remind me of visits to my husbands family in Kansas City...I just love the tall sunflowers!!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Karen from A`Musements said...

Love the lovely droopy sunflowers... I think they are the happiest flowers on earth. They make you smile, even when you fight the urge... who can resist their charm? When I first moved into my house, there was a collapsing old beautiful red barn and an enormous field of 'volunteer' sunflowers that would appear out of nowhere each summer, like bright torches in the middle of the brown. Now the barn and the flowers are long gone; homes stand in their place and the magic of the field is just a memory. Thank you for showing us the pictures; it was fun to see them and remember what it used to be like here....
xoxo
Karen

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing the beautiful day with us.

Anonymous said...

Could you contact me and let me know where this sunflower field is?
meagansmom@bellsouth.net

Looking for one in TN or North GA