The Other Side of Sunset

The Other Side of Sunset

Friday, June 26, 2015

Time Out

Nature's light show was last evening's after-supper entertainment. As lightning flashed against the dark blue sky like early 4th of July fireworks, we hoped it would stay north of us.
Instead, we got 0.35" of rain last night, with another 0.10" early this morning. That will keep us out of the harvest field for at least part of the day. But it is much less rain than some of our farm friends got in other locations across the state, some of whom got hail, too. We were happy to avoid that!
As the storm approached last night, it meant some pretty photos with the golden wheat silhouetted against a darkening sky.
Farmers don't ever like to admit that we'd rather it not rain. But when there's still plenty of wheat to cut, we would have preferred for it to wait a few days.
Still, the corn and silage will like the little sip of water, and our summer pastures can also use a little refreshment. Sometimes, you just have to find the silver lining.

8 comments:

  1. i am loving all these beautiful pictures you've been posting lately! we had an amazing sunset in the field while bailing hay last night--hoping to get around to posting something about it soon.

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    1. Thanks, Marli. We will have more hay to do after harvest. Good luck with yours!

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  2. Beautiful photos for all us to see - that's another silver lining in you getting a storm. Hope you have been able to resume harvest. It is always such a relief when it is done.

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    1. Thanks, Lynda. We had hoped to be able to cut yesterday evening, but it was too wet. We got started again after Saturday lunch.

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  3. No wheat here, so it's fun to see it done. Thanks for the photos.

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    1. I'm glad I could give you a tour of a wheat farm!

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  4. Your pictures are amazing! Nothing like a Kansas Wheat Harvest!

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  5. Thanks, Mrs. E! Though it's a lot of work, there are definitely some fringe benefits in the beautiful setting.

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