…marches Graham with his morning mug of coffee. A touch eccentric perhaps. But then if you have a handy field you can walk into from the house, and the sun is shining, why not?
Actually we always get excited when the farmer harvests Townsend Meadow. We watch over the crop, usually wheat, but this year oil seed rape, for the whole year. And then comes a brief interlude before the ploughing and re-sowing when we feel we can rush out there and romp. In Graham’s case the romping is a purely cerebral activity as you may judge from this contemplative pose.
We could, however, have done without Wednesday night’s momentous dust storm that followed the combine harvester. The crop looked totally desiccated before it was cut, and the seed pods wizened, and now we are left with a desert of chaff that lies in deep drifts between the stalks. Please, weather gods, keep your stock of gales, winds, and even light zephyr breezes well contained otherwise we might have to hoover the garden. And ourselves too.
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51 thoughts on “Into The Field of Lost Content…”
A great shot, and lovely words Tish. I don’t envy that dust desert though – thinking of you and your vacuum!
That’s a good point actually. The vacuum. Will it cope?
We see thee Mr. G
With your coffee rather than tea
Astride a field of corn
On a dusty Saturday morn
Or perhaps it was wheat
That lies beneath you feet
Whatever the cereal now razed
I’d venture you look somewhat … amaized.
Well it has to be said, Ark. But that was pretty corny 🙂 🙂
Was the best way to bend your ear.
Nothing like a bit of rye humour!
A kernel of truth in every line!
or even a grain…
Oh, I see …. must have the last word! I will stalk your post no longer in that case.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Lovely shot of Graham, Tish. The field post-harvester does look a bit grim, and I don’t envy you the dust at all.
Thanks, Su. I’m also postponing hoovering the house 🙂
👍 I don’t need a dust storm to do that!
I like the photo of your husband looking so tiny in the landscape. The weather is really getting extreme for you though – it looks really drought stricken.
Yes, it’s getting worrying. Not much sign of rain on the horizon either.
… and other places are getting far too much water. I saw some awful footage of floods in India on the TV news tonight. Our world certainly is in a sorry state.
So it seems.
Love the contemplative shot!
Harves.t dust …ugh..And sometime the harvest is so dry there isn’t any.
Yes, I’m thinking the harvest is pretty thin this year. The grain crops are being cut a month early too – before they completely bake.
What would this magnificent photo without the man standing at the edge of the field in a contemplative mood!? I love this photo, Tish!
Love your photo of Graham! But the dust storm…I can just imagine how the dust gets in everywhere. Have a great weekend.
Thank you, Helen. I hope you are well – you and Dylan. I must get back to your Stockholm post. Was interrupted first time around.
Looks like a man who is outstanding in his field.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Oh that will please him no end! 🙂
And I was right. It did!
I think the wheat demons bring the breeze to cause trouble!
I think you’re right!
How’s the heat in the UK? Paris is almost unbearable… 🙂
Hello Brian. I can imagine Paris in an overheated August! UK is hot, but not quite unbearable in Shropshire. We still have a few breezes. Two more hot days forecast, then slightly cooler. I don’t remember a summer like this. It was cooler in Kenya.
Nairobi definitely was. Even in the interior. Mombasa was a bit hot. Problem with Paris is it’s a city. So the heat gets trapped inside. Anyway, it is better than winter. Kwaheri sassa Memsahib.
The Man in White surveying his patch. Great image Tish. My view is currently disappearing beneath a cloud!
Thanks, Jude. Man in white does a good job of surveying. Not so hot on the garden watering,
Love Ark’s funnies 🙂 🙂 And your cerebral man.
I have a friend who lives opposite a field and that dust storm is an annual event. Actually, it’s a twice a year event because they do this in the spring when they plough, too. She is forever complaining about the endless dirt. This year, we have had enough rain that we are more likely to be suffering mud that dust. How unlikely is that you guys are dry as dust and we have rain? It’s very unweatherly.
Unweatherly – that is a cracking up-summing word. And dry as dust is definitely an unaccustomed state in the UK. It’s also set to continue, though with less heat. Everything has gone to pot over here. I blame Brexit. Also Trump has been busy here too – wrecked Scottish sand dunes with his golf course – an officially listed site of special scientific interest too. Hooligans rule all round – weather-wise and ‘human’ ones.
Love all the corny comments this has produced. Don’t put that vacuum away yet ploughing time is coming.
Am definitely keeping the vacuum at the ready 🙂
May the weather gods be kind to you. Lovely shot of Graham and the field.
Thank you, Alison. I will tell him he makes a good subject 🙂
How wonderful to have all this in your backyard!
Better yet a good soaking rain so some it it will be returned to the earth and do some good.
That sounds so good. I feel I need a good soaking too 🙂
Your shots today run the gamut from contentment to desolation, quite a territory for one small post. Hopefully you’ll get rain soon. We had some today and it appears there could be more tomorrow.
Thanks, Janet. You put your finger on my roving sensibilities. We might have a little rain later in the week and it is supposed to be cooler. We’ll see.
the first is a wonderful photo
Thank you, Shimon.