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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


The planter is stored back in the barn. The cribs are empty and awaiting fall harvest. With rain in the offing, it looks to be a successful season.

Initial assessments are sometimes however wrong. Tornadoes, too much rain, droughts...the farmer is truly dependent upon nature's whims. Once planted and weeded the gamble begins.

The church reminds the farmer to connect to the original sower of seeds.

9 comments:

Simply Heather said...

LOVE this, Dan; every bit...the photo is vibrant and your words are perfect!

♥ today,
Heather

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Heather...I enjoyed your post on your blog this morning as well!

Dan

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Wow ... incredible!

Light and dark in contrast here is quite stunning - love the connection to the church.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Love the intense colours!

Lee said...

That's a stunning photo.

Dan Felstead said...

Speedcat, Lee and J,

Thanks for the comments. I am sure you both have seen those "perfect moments" for a photo...when the dark clouds and sky or in the background and the setting sun is back behind you...that is what happened here and you are right, it helped intensify the colors and contrast of the white church against the dark sky.

Also welcome aboard Lee, I have seen you on J's site and appreciate your visit here. Now that we have J working again...stop back anytime!

Dan

Karrie said...

Beautiful!! Just perfect :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Karrie,

This was taken not far from where I live...a very serene pastoral area...especially in the early spring with the new crops and many dogwoods in bloom.

Dan

Sacha van Straten said...

Dan,

This is so beautiful and atmospheric.

I went for a long walk along the banks of the Loir river today, near to my home. The crop fields are lying fallow, the earth is flooded, the sky remains achromatic, and the barren contrast between my landscape and yours couldn't be more stark.

I'm flying back to the UK tomorrow, but hopefully will get the photos onto Flickr soon.

Regards as always,

Sacha