I know it's the time of year for this but I have seen an awful lot of hay bales this year. It must have been a bumper harvest.
Comment by Veronica on 25th July 2019 at 07:59
It's grand to see the hay bales - shows continuity in our lovely country side...
Comment by Philip G. on 25th July 2019 at 09:53
More pastoral than those wrapped in black plastic Veronica.
Oh, Jose Salvaggio does a good job of a scene very similar to this, in oils - you'll like his 'straw' hat as well.
Comment by Poet on 25th July 2019 at 13:43
The farmer from the weather vane,
Sat down on a bale of burnished grain,
His long grey beard a year older,
And returned his sickle to his shoulder,
For yesterday the grass grew high,
Until his flashing silver scythe
Reaped the swathes of fallen hay,
And left a field of golden nails.
Comment by Veronica on 25th July 2019 at 17:14
Yes beautiful paintings Philip - lovely to see them. I have a straw hat like that....
Some artists paint pictures with a brush and other artists paint their pictures with words...
So it seems....
Comment by FW on 25th July 2019 at 20:02
Until his beard no longer grows
his scythe ends up in a treasure trove
within a shop of similar pieces ,
where no hand bothers or longer reaches .
A Rusted blade ,
When once made
A bale made from God given gold
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