Photo-a-Day (Friday, 19th July, 2019)
Standing straight up
is that at side of canal Anne going to parbold where tractors cross the swing bridge.
Everyone on parade then?
I passed a few fields yesterday full of these 'men'.
Very nice, Anne.
For centuries haystacks dotted the fields - easy on the eye, blending beautifully into the landscape. Now we have plastic covered cylinders that look like invaders dropped from the sky! Not a pretty sight. Let's hope the plastic is bio- degradable!
I would say they are lying down.
I saw one in Appley Bridge last week come out of the baler and start rolling down to the canal, luckily it stopped just before .
A man was crushed to death by one of these round bales, he was driving along minding his own business when the bale rolled down a field and onto his car.
He was a former member of a famous rock band.
You have captured the sunlit fied well.
Veronica some farmer wrap them in titty pink coloured plastic and some of the money they pay for it goes towards breast cancer research, so I say keep wrapping them.
With respect Mick I disagree! I would rather see the hay in all its colourful splendour, aesthetically pleasing, not wrapped like lumps of toffee. Money could still be donated to the worthy 'pink' charity though. But change is change and not always for the better. All the great artists over time will be turning in their graves.....poor Constable Hay - Wain!
A nice photo Anne, and one which also reminds me of the old postcard which shows Wigan Hospital's 1909 carnival, in fact, it shows a body of men decked in the all-white of North Pole discoverers - a bit spooky.
Correct Tommy T, it was Mike Edwards of ELO, it happened in Devon about 2010.
Tommy T that wouldn't have happened with the old hay stacks, the slippery plastic would have undoubtedly caused that accident. I'm not saying accidents couldn't have happened with the old haystacks, perhaps some people may have died underneath them after being trapped and crushed... I wouldn't know.
Parapraxis no doubt but I've always thought of them as giant wine corks.
The rough looking mounds foreground is animal manure fertiliser, the green plants are a type of broad bean destined to be animal feed. The pale patch centre right is mown hay waiting to be baled. Winstanley park.
Great of you to have explained the foreground stuff, Anne. But back in the day and when strewn across a farmer's field, new mown hay never seemed to escape from being scuffed by the young-at-heart, . . . t'was silly, but fun.
Veronica you see these round bales all over now made into countryside sculptures, last week I saw some in Westhoughton made into a giant chicken, but if you want to see the old fashioned square ones come up to sunny Shevy or watch this video [url= https://youtu.be/GDxOiXkqT8g]Link[/url]
My word you do get around Mick- even I haven't seen the giant chicken!
I remember back in the sixties or early seventies a lad got killed in Hindley at the S bends near the bottom of Castle Hill when a lorry load of bales came off the wagon and crushed him. While we are the subject the field looks like farmers grave yard in my imagination.
Just remembered the giant Chicken wasnt in Westhoughton it was further up in Blackrod it part of the Blackrod Scarecrow festival