Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fair Weather Finds


Our weather has been spectacular this weekend.  I suppose we deserve a break after many days of smothering heat.  We took the Jeep out for a spin and it seemed that all manner of beings were out on the road.  


Tobacco, still a crop in these parts, has been cut.  The stalks have a stick in them which will be used to hang them in the barn, where the product will dry for some time.  


Corn and soybeans grow here, too.  


Crossing a creek bed we found fencing wires marked with a can.  I suppose you use what you have at the time.  


And, finally, my favorite photo of the trip.  



It looks like our fine friend is offering up some refreshment, but he could sure use a new leg.  



"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." 

Jenny Han




33 comments:

  1. Love that first picture and oh my look at that corn!!!

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    1. The corn has grown fast. We have had some great weather, although a hot spell.

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  2. Interesting the crops grown there and great open spaces . . . :)
    Weather here is very rainy . . .

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    1. Eddie, not much rain here. Hot and dry, but everything is growing well.

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  3. Loving our great weather here, too.
    Great pics.
    Enjoy it all.
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Rick. Have a great week ahead.

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  4. Yes indeed . . . he needs a new leg . . .
    Anything in the jug!

    We have had cool mornings the past few days
    BUT it steams up to 80 plus in no time.

    Nice sites/views on your ride!

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    1. Lynne, I don't know about the contents of the jug! lol

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  5. It does sound good there Michelle. Didn't know they cut the tobacco and left it to dry in the fields.

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    1. Donna, the tobacco will stay in the field until all of it is cut and each stalk is on a stick. Then it will be loaded onto a wagon and taken to a barn. It will all be hung in the rafters and dry until it is taken to market.

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  6. Like the last one, a good Samaritan with a drink on a hot day. LOL

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    1. I'm not sure what was in that jug! lol

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  7. What fun finds on a nice summer day! Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Have a great week ahead!!

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  8. Hello, great series of photos. I love the first one with the deer and the last shot. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  9. What A PLEASURE TO RIDE ALONG WITH YOU

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    1. Thanks, Cloudia, glad to have you along!

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  10. Hello Michelle!:) Lovely to see the deer prancing along in the field and over the road, the crops and the jocky,....at least he looks like a jocky, ...a jocky who fell off his horse and lost his leg. Now he offers refreshments to passers by.:)

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  11. ...the last one gave me a chuckle.

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    1. Tom, it isn't everyday that you come across a one-legged lawn jockey offering up refreshment :)

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  12. What a fine and beautiful day to be out and about. Greetings!

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  13. Hard to imagine it being time to cut tobacco! But I guess it is...we raised tobacco when I was a kid...my job was to spread the sticks, and my brothers cut it. I also went along and picked up the leaves that got knocked off.

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  14. Hi Michelle, Enjoyed all the pictures! Especially the last one. Wow, amazing that jockey is still upright! :-) Also enjoyed the closing thought by Jenny Han ... had to wonder if possibly she was a teacher? :-) Thanks, as always, for sharing your blog and for your kind comments on mine! Wishing you a great week ahead!

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  15. Great day for a trip - love all the photos, did you look inside the jug?

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  16. Always enjoy your photos and narration.
    There are two very old ornamental deer here on the farm ,
    made from the same cement and makings as that stable boy .
    One has a leg much like his too , I plant flowers around it so
    it's not too noticeable.

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  17. A lovely day for a spin through the countryside. It looks very peaceful with the deer investigating the side of the road. It's nice for the one legged friend to offer some refreshments. He looks like he had a rough day getting there. :)

    Have a wonderful week ahead Michelle.

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  18. Trips in the country always seem to be a good thing. I enjoyed your photos - cool that you noticed the unusual "fence post". I hope the break from the heat is ongoing.

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  19. Lots of interesting pictures on your travels. : )
    I've just seen corn and soybeans growing on the farms around here.

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  20. I enjoyed your image captures! We have deer surprising us on the roads here in the Oregon countryside, too. Fun statue with no leg. He's still cute. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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