Thursday, June 13, 2013

Beyond The Fence Post

A rustic fence post encircled with weed and wire.
A little closer look.
Beyond the fence post was a farmer's first cutting of hay. It's a little later than normal but nearby farmers are finally cutting and putting up this year's first cutting. This was cut last week and most was moved and covered. Some got drenched last night with the severe thunderstorms that came through our area. We had strong winds, thunder, lightning and a little hail but no damage. Less than an hour away my hometown was inundated with close to three inches of rain in a few hours time and is seeing the worst flooding in its history. As I type this the sun is shining outside my window and it looks like a beautiful ending to a very stormy day.
Linking to Friday's Fences.

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i don't know which i'd choose as a favorite. these 3 would make an AWESOME framed series or a great note card set!

TexWisGirl said...

and i meant to say, i'm glad you made it thru the storms okay!

Karen Frost said...

Beautiful rural photography! So glad you are seeing sunshine after all that rain. It's been a crazy year. xo

Terri said...

What a gorgeous group of photos- love the last one...there is just something about a freshly cut hay field.

LV said...

Enjoyed your outdoor life today.

Red said...

I always like weathered would. Your shots show a good example of weathered wood.

Jan n Jer said...

Very nice DOF...love all three shots!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the close up of the fence post. nice!! hay bales - always a fan of those. ( :

have a good weekend.

Saun said...

Nice shots love them all. We had storms come through last night too. Have a great weekend!

Jeanne said...

I always like closeups of old fence post too. I know you were glad to have sunshine!

Linda said...

Lovely photos...that last photo, especially! I love the expanse!

Betsy Adams said...

If that old fence post could talk, it would have stories to tell --about life in that area all through the years..

Sorry about your rain and flooding --but I'm glad you had nothing severe at your home. That storm did alot of damage in many areas.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Terrific captures! I love to see fresh cut hay bales!

darlin said...

I see you take amazing shots Carletta, I love your fence photos with the perfect macro background. I can also see the next post about the titmouse, you take stunning photos!

I'm along for the journey, hope you don't mind. I'll visit from time to time and stop by to say hello.

Have yourself a fantastic weekend! I hope you have plenty of sunshine for that hay. We've also been getting a lot of rain for this time of year, such is life... the saying "You gotta make hay while the sun is shining" just popped into my head... sheesh! lol

My name is Riet said...

Wat Nice photo,s of the fresh hay and the fence post

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of some beautiful fences.
Wish you a good week-end :) Hanne Bente

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the flooding and storms in your area. We were fortunate in that most of the bad weather missed us. Your photos are wonderful.

imac said...

Great show of perspective here my friend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Artsy shots...and I LOVE them!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Carletta, beautiful rural scenes.

That was quite a storm that went through last night. I'm glad you didn't have any damage. I saw on the news a lot of downed trees on rooftops.

Wishing you a great weekend.
Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Ruth said...

Beautiful close up of the fence Carletta, I bet it smelt gorgeous there after they'd cut the hay :)

MyMaracas said...

Indiana had a doozy of a storm night before last too. Fortunately for us, it passed by mostly to our south.

Love that first shot, with the focus on the fence and the hazy hay field in the background.

Mary said...

I don't know why, but I found your picture of the old fence post very romantic. Maybe a good memory was made close by!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots!

Ida said...

These were very enjoyable photos. So peaceful and serene looking.

Betsy said...

Gorgeous photos! West Virginia has so much beauty.
betsy

Faye said...

I'm really liking your recent style of photography, Carletta. Especially the soft focus backgrounds with strong foreground interest. This time between the end of spring and beginning summer is a good time to be in the country--as your photos prove.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Crazy weather everywhere it seems like; looks like a happy ending there though.

Rose said...

I wish I was looking at these scenes for myself...just exactly the type that catches my eye.