Monday, July 16, 2012

Fields of Gold and Green

This year, we are taking a year off from planting our sunflower field. It all had become too much and with my upcoming book taking a lot of my time, I just couldn't drive myself crazy with another obligation. Plus that ground just needs a rest from the flowers. 


We had the "sunflower field" seeded to a hay mixture. It was done at the perfect time (before the drought that is happening now) and the grasses are growing and looking gorgeous.


There are some volunteer sunflowers that have popped up amongst the grasses. I went down and shot them as the sun was going down on Saturday evening. 


I was done and getting into the truck when I heard a strange noise. I looked up and saw this. Whoa! 


I went on a balloon chase and saw some more flying low over The Farmer's white bales of haylage.

And then one landed in front of me. Fun surprise for sure. The balloon launch was part of the Annual Green River Music Festival where the Guthrie Family celebrated Woody's 100th. Happy birthday Woody!


Stay cool everyone!

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

Here in Louisiana we have had balloon festivals several times, and the balloons fly directly over my house and neighborhood. We always know when they are flying b/c the sound they make is just like what a crawfish boil sounds like, but you know noone is boiling crawfish at 7:00 in the morning! It is quite thrilling, isn't it, in a peaceful kind of way.

kathy b said...

Beautiful sunflower and balloons, how fun

gold in Australia said...

Wow! I really want to try to hot air balloon. That was cool!

Elaine said...

Wow--beautiful. I'm glad the sheep weren't in that pasture. Stampede galore!!

sally said...

Henny Penny the sky is falling!!! How wonderful.

Jane said...

That looks fun – and how apt that the last picture shows knitting stitches clearly in its design!

Julie said...

That is neat. I am actually from the town Woody grew up in which is Okemah, OK.

Anonymous said...

.thanks for sharing