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Monday, November 23, 2009

The original posting date for this image was November 19th of 2008. It was my 3rd post and had 2 comments and one was Laura Jayne of Poems Poetry and Prose. Through Laura Jayne it was my first introduction to sites that prompt writing topics.


It had been dry for weeks. The humidity caused the blowing dust to stick to my skin and form a mud paste like I made when I was a child. The musky smell told me something was about to change. Shortly after the release of the shutter, I was vindicated. The rain began with a soft gentle cleansing and the steam rising from the field told me that the tension had been released. The grasses, once dry and brittle, now could live another day. The old granary now had a new complexion, moist, smooth and glistening. I repacked my equipment, turned to survey the revived landscape and breathe in one more time, then left with a renewed sense of knowing that it was going to be a beautiful day.

16 comments:

nishaa anil said...

A stunning photo!
The lyrical description accompanying it was simply amazing.

A paradoxical photo.. the dark,grey clouds convey a sense of foreboding..yet the bright green grass conveys a sense of good times in the offing.

Thank-you for your kind remarks about my writing.

Dan Felstead said...

Nishaa, thank you for your comments and your input on the photograph. It is always interesting to hear how others see an image and what it brings to mind. With your talent, I knew it would be good.

Thanks,
Dan

Laura Jayne said...

Stunning narrative on this beautiful photograph. I just love a rain.

dianne said...

What a wonderful place to happen upon, this is a stunning photograph Dan, I love the symetry, though the grain mill seems so alien to the rest of the space with that huge tree, the forboding greyness of the sky and the many shades of the green grasses.
There is a sense of cleansing in the rain, I stood in it today and the fragrance was fresh and sweet. ♥

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...thank you. This is a lane next to the house that I grew up in many years ago. I had not been back for decades...the house is still there but in disrepair. I think the old grainery will always be there!

Dan

Sunny said...

Outstanding! You can almost smell the freshness of the rain, giving an urge to run barefoot.
A truly lovely picture.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...I love that Summer smell right after a rain!

Dan

Sarah said...

I do love your eye!! What a stunning picute! I lived on a farm for years and miss these views..beautiful Dan!! Sarah

Rebecca said...

This photo is wonderful, I love the feel of simplicity it evokes...just like a summer rain! The lighting is beautiful.

Dan Felstead said...

Sarah...I miss those views as well. I live a rural setting but no longer on a farm.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Rebecca...I love the time just before or just after a rain in the Summer.

Dan

septembermom said...

There's poetry here in this picture. I love the loneliness and anticipation conveyed here.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...this photo has always made me think of the "dust bowl days" even though they were before my time.

Dan

M. Hassan said...

Very artistic and inspiring.

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you for your encouragement M. I appreciate it. Your blog is beautiful by the way.

Dan

M. Hassan said...

Thanks a lot!