Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Take a Walk With Me

Around the Yard

I was right. Yesterday, the farmer was back loading up several of his transport trucks with the hay bales.  It's almost like a dance. First the tractor goes to get a bale. The farmer inserts the rods on front of tractor into the pale and lifts it off the ground. The tractor makes it way across the field.

The farmer gets to the truck and has to lift the bale even higher in order to place it on the truck. Then it all starts over again. The bales are all gone now. It's a long day of work, as always, for the farmer.

It's been hot so watering the flowers in the morning is a must.

Ah, the bee balm. About to pop wide open for the 4th. I think of them as flower fireworks.

Beyond being pretty, the hummingbirds, butterflies and hummingbird moths love them. So they're always a show.

Tiger lilies or ditch lilies as some of you call them.

Can you find the bugs in these next two?

There will be lots of action in the yard today and tomorrow. Last year's apre July 4th post gives a good play by play of what our day will be like.  It's a lot of work, but it's worth it. It's always a great day and luckily we get lots of help.

It cooled off a bit last night. This meant we slept with the windows open for first time in quite a few days. Lovely air. The only thing that wasn't lovely was the damn robins (who I usually think are lovely birds) beginning their routine at 4:15 am. Oh, they started singing the song of the day. Me, not so much? I gave up going back to sleep and just got up at about 4:35. I may need a nap later with what's on the plate today and tomorrow. However, since I was up so early, I got to see this pretty sunrise.

Have a wonderful day.

Ciao for now,


  1. I grew up in hay country...so the hay balers are a familiar memory. So much so, that our high school mascot was the Hay Baler. We were known as the Balers. In modern day, this was laughed at by other schools with more ferocious sounding mascots, but the history of our school, set in an agricultural region, the Hay Balers were important folks and thus the name! So, it was fun to see your hay baling photos! enjoy your party - it looks awesome. I'd crash if I weren't 3k miles away :) Cheers!

    1. love it! the hay balers! I think it is a proud mascot name, recognizing the importanceand the hard work of people who made your area what it is. very cool, you baler, you.

  2. What gorgeous flower photos!!

    1. thanks Kathy. is it raining where you are? just started a bit heavier here. gar's off for seaweed for the bake. hoping it clears around 10? is that too much to ask? :) happy 4th....jeesh, you're up as early as me!

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  4. Beautiful images! The flowers are gorgeous! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

    1. Hi Kellie, the flowers cooperated and came out nearly in full bloom for the 4th of July! nothing as pretty as nature. enjoy the day!


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