Friday, July 1, 2011

places of the heart



There is something so very satisfying about the sight of hay bales in a field, especially as the sun slips down. They are sculptural and beautiful in and of themselves, but I think it must be the feeling of satisfaction at a job well done, and security in the knowledge of a full barn come winter... And this is an almost iconic scene for me, too. It is about a mile from my house, and one of the places from my childhood that lives in my heart.

14 comments:

Wendy said...

Mary, what a wonderful composition. I think a lot of people would have stepped in front of the trees to take the shot (myself included), but I really love that the trees are in the foreground... it adds greater depth to the image. Very lovely!

Happy 4th!

Espresso said...

Great view.
Have a nice weekend :)

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a very beautiful pastoral scene. I love farm fields and hay bales too. Have a lovely weekend.

Country Girl said...

When I see them, I'm reminded that some things never change.

Love this one, Mary. xo

Gail said...

I agree. The shot is fantastic and I think it is equal parts of satisfaction, appreciation and good memories.

Judy said...

I hadn't thought about it that way, but yes, I can see that hay bales would be so important.
I love the cherries in the next post, too, but mine have never made it to the studio...

missing moments said...

I love this photograph and how the light plays in the foreground!

Oliag said...

Most hay is baled in box shape around here but a few weeks ago I drove by a field filled with these and swore to myself to return with my camera...they were already gone when I returned:( I can appreciate these though!

The Retired One said...

A wonderful, soft pastoral scene..love this shot!

SKC said...

Beautiful scene.

A New England Life said...

Don't you just love fields like that? And to think if you lived in the city you'd almost never get to experience something so beautiful. Captured first thing in the morning, with the dew still so fresh, is bliss.

Emom said...

Very comforting, Mary....I too grew up with bales gathered just down the road....alas, my hometown is no longer a "town".....there is a subdivision where the hay grew....(put up a parking lot.....)......smiles.

Lucy said...

Not only in a soft light - in a warm glow too.

Lucy

Lisa RedWillow said...

Im in love with this image.. The setting , the light. Simply stunning.
xo