Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Black and White

The aftermath of my friend's yard sale. These chairs didn't sell. She left them out on the lawn and a neighbor added a lamp. They gradually deteriorated.
Shortly after this picture, she disposed of them. I think her neighbors were grateful.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Black and White Challenge

This is one of my favorite b&w photos. An old tobacco shed on a hazy spring morning. I'm trying to enter the challenge on Musings from the Texas Hill Country. The internet is refusing to cooperate with me.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Making Hay

The local farmer has started haying. His hay wagon goes by the house full to the top. I love to watch the process. After cutting and when it's dry, he uses a tedder to put the hay into rows. Then, in one operation, the tractor passes over the rows with a baler and it all goes into the wagon, ready for sale. I used to watch my grandfather haying when I was a kid. He had his team of horses that he used to cut, rake, and pile it into rows. They had tractors, but he did his share of the work with his horses. I remember their names "Maggie" and "Nellie". The hay was picked up by men throwing forkfuls up onto the wagon, drawn by a tractor. After that, it had to be put into the hay mow, again by the forkful. It was hot, sweaty, dirty work.

I walked by the back lot on Sunday. There was a pretty good breeze. Looking down on the yet to be cut field, the wind blowing waves over the hay, you could imagine that you were looking at a green beach with the tide coming in.
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