Monday, May 25, 2020

The seasons

A steady stream of tractors and combines from dawn to dusk. When I say a steady stream I mean twenty or so during the day. The local farmers getting ready for the summer harvest. Sunflowers are being sown where the wheat has been taken in. This year for the first time the hay stacks wrapped in plastic. Not good for the environment but the price of fodder has soared during the lockdown and the plastic makes it easier to transport as well as keeping it fresh. I count 56 wrapped bales in just one field. Sophie enjoys playing hide and seek among the bales. 

The strawberries getting smaller as the season winds down. The farmers wife is starting to shift the team of happy Senegalese towards the cherry orchards. She'll stop the strawberries altogether by the end of this week.  Another of those small signs that the year keeps moving right along.

Sophie is groomed ...

... and has a bath.

The internet with all its faults can surprise with beauty and refinement. The Lincoln Center, being the Lincoln Center, has music you wouldn't find elsewhere :


WFT Nobby said...

Thanks for Monday morning Mendelssohn. I noticed the sandy and reddish hair of three of the four wonderful young musicians and wondered if there was a Celtic connection, but if so, it's not apparent from their surnames.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Lovely link... I lost myself down there for an hour or so! Yes, the year winds on regardless... YAM xx

Sheila said...

I wonder if the bales are going to be kept wrapped in order to become sileage as opposed to hay.

Quite an experience for high schoolers to be playing at the Lincoln Center. How sophisticated they are all dressed in black with their red ties.