Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Glories Of Summer In Farm Country, Part 2

Yesterday I presented Part 1 of a summer afternoon drive along rural roads where I marveled at the pastoral beauty all around me. I'll begin Part 2 with a neighbor's geese who honked loudly and waddled quickly away when I aimed a camera at them:

Daphne seemed fascinated by the corn fields passing by her window:

And this is the scene which originally inspired me to drive home and get my camera: A hillside, covered with Black-Eyed Susans and Wild Thyme, with a red barn in the background:

A barn surrounded by clucking hens, with a statue of a cow out front and an enormous Great Pyrenees inside:

I passed by woodlands, both hardwood and conifer:

And several women sat and chatted on the porch near anAmerican flag. The rose bush was in full bloom and the trees provided lots of afternoon shade:

And old home with what appeared to be a modern barn:

A field of soggy ground with fences running through it. I don't know how or why they erected those fences, but they did make an attractive scene:

Wildflowers, barbed wire fence and forest:

A brick home, shaded by giant trees with roses in bloom:

And an unexplained farm lane leading into the woods which caused my mind to imagine all kinds of possible destinations:

And the last photo of my journey was of my neighbors' cows. They were very interested to see what I was doing. I don't know if that's because they know me (they do) or because they're interested in all human activity:


  1. Hello,

    I follow your blog regularly. Congratulations on your retirement and your beautiful farm.

    I am intriqued by the size of Seamus. What breed or combination of breeds is he?

    1. Seamus is a purebred standard Poodle although I never registered him. He's a giant, though, and so were his parents. I've heard that some people call the really big ones Royals. I'm sorry to say that he's also kind of fat.