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Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Good Life


Remembering the brave men & women
who put their lives on the line
for our freedom. 
Thank You!


This morning we heard the familiar
sound of the swather mowing the
hay in the field across the road from us.


This is not our property,
but it has brought us so much pleasure.


It is the view from my kitchen window
and I love it :)



 
Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter . . .
it's a lovely view :)


This is our yard,
but on the other side of our picket fence
is this lovely hay field.



It's a lovely sight . . .


and a lovely smell :)


We love just sitting on the porch 
and watching when they are working the field.







Some day I am sure that this field will be 
filled with new homes . . .

all made out of ticky-tacky
and all looking just the same . . .


but I hope it is not in my lifetime. 





It's a peaceful view
that we thoroughly enjoy.

  

Can you almost smell
the new mowed hay?
It's heavenly :)

Have a lovely week
&
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)
 


 

38 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful view out your kitchen window of the property belonging to your neighbor. Gorgeous views al all seasons. I enljoyed strolling through your photos.Happy Memorial Day weekend.........

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to say Hi . . . I love making new blogging friends.

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  2. What a great idea, showing your yard in different seasons. I was raised on a farm and I love the smell of new mown hay. I hope you have a relaxing holiday Monday.

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    1. Last night after dark Steve and I sat out on the porch, holding hands, swinging gentling on the glider and smelling in the sweet smell of hay. It was wonderful :)

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  3. When we lived in France we had a similar field next to our garden. We spent a lot of time watching sunflowers or maize growing.

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    1. Fields of yellow, that must have been a beautiful sight . . . having farmland as a boarder is a true blessing. Farmland brings with it, beauty, tranquillity and freedom from disturbance . . . I love that.

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  4. You are certainly blessed having such beautiful views to look at. It was lovely to look at the views through the seasons, each one having its own beauty.

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    1. It's truly a changing canvas from season to season, but it always a peaceful sight.

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  5. It is a lovely view. I can see why you enjoy it so much. I think I can smell the freshly cut hay

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    1. The hay is all down and drying out to be bailed . . . the air around here smells divine :)

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  6. Connie, I loved seeing your pictures! This is what we do in the summer ~ put up hay for winter feeding. I drive the tractor that pulls the rake, the farmer bales. We no longer bale square bales, but rather round bales, but we used to pick up the square bales with a machine like the one you have shown. In fact, we still have the machines to do square bales. Your picket fence and gate are wonderful! And you're probably right about the land being covered in cookie cutter houses; we're seeing lots of good farmland being covered with houses. It really is sad, considering the land is our food source.

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    1. Oh, I do hope that this doesn't happen in my lifetime . . . last night Steve and I sat outside in the glider holding hands and enjoying the sweet smell from the hay. It was so peacefully prefect. It would be so different if that field was a community of houses built tightly together, with street lights and noise.

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  7. You have a beautiful view. And I'm with you, I hope it doesn't have a lot of houses built there during your lifetime. I can almost smell the fresh mown hay. I miss that smell. Blessings, Betsy

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    1. I fell in love with that smell when I was a little girl growing up in Indiana . . . In fact I remember asking my parents if they made a perfume that smelled like fresh cut hay. I thought that if they didn't, they were truly missing the boat, LOL.

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  8. Wow you sure do have pretty scenes surrounding your house.
    I love the smell of the hay and have even come to not mind the cow smells either. : )

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    1. I agree on the hay . . . but I'm afraid the cow smell is still not that pleasant, LOL. There is a dairy farm about a 1/2 mile away and we hardly ever smell it, but if the wind is just right, that's a different story :) Even then it's better than living in town . . . I love our new country life. It suits me to a tea :)

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  9. The smell of newly mowed hay connects me to the earth. It exudes a feeling of wellbeing and the reminds me of the cyclical nature of life. "There is a season for everything under the sun ........"

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    1. Very nicely put. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and have a lovely day :)

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  10. Lovely view. Always changing, it seems. How interesting to keep up with it every day. Who needs TV, eh? I miss my front porch. Haven't had one since we moved to this town. Wait, no wonder there are so few porches here with all the mosquitoes! Thank you for sharing your views. Lovely.

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    1. That's what screened-in porches are for. Could you add a porch to your home?

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  11. Connie, your view is so peaceful and pastoral. I'm with you--I hope the fields that we all enjoy are not filled with homes or worse--strip shopping centers! The rainbow photo is so lovely. I think you found the pot of gold at the end. Have a peaceful day. ♥

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    1. I never thought of that, but you are certainly right . . . our little country home is truly a pot of gold where we are concerned. I see that you are my newest follower, thank you, I appreciate it so much. It is always fun meeting new blogging sisters and becoming friends, welcome :)

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  12. What a beautiful view you have! That would be awful if they built homes there, but I guess I wouldn't be surprised. Seems it happens everywhere. Can't leave a beautiful, open piece of land alone. When we moved here 27 years ago, we had a field beside us on the north side and woods behind us. Now, both the field and the woods are gone and are filled with houses.

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    1. That is so sad. I am sure that you enjoyed the field and the woods and the privacy they provided.

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  13. Hi Connie, Love all that farm view! wouldn't much mind washing dishes at your sink. I probably would not get much done if I had your porch because I would be spending way too much time sitting on that porch. Your kitchen window is so darn cute! Have fun watching the fields Lisa@ Sweet Tea N Salty Air

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    1. I do enjoy them both . . . lately there has been so much work to do getting the garden ready that I haven't spend as much time on the porch as I intend to, after the gardens get going :)

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  14. Love all your country surroundings and your kitchen window is super cute, would not mind washing dishes there at all!

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    1. It's a wonderful view and washing dishes is not work at all :) Thanks for visiting.

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  15. I hope that view doesn't change any time soon, Connie! :)

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  16. Views are important when you think of how many times you will look out those windows. I love your showing of the seasonal views and when I smell fresh mown hay it takes me right back to my childhood....LOVE that smell....I also love the smell of manure...crazy huh? But it brings back such great memories....not pig manure though....no way, no how! LOL!

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    1. I agree there certainly is a difference in the smell of some animals manure.

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  17. You have a beautiful outlook and a beautiful home, indeed it is the good life - we are both very lucky xxx

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    1. Yes we are . . . blessed indeed:)

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  18. Lovely views from your windows! Of course, I right away noticed your hand embroidered kitchen towels ;-).

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    1. I love doing hand-stitching while watching TV with the husband in the evenings. If I don't have something to keep my hands busy, I fall asleep, LOL.

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  19. Yup, that's farm country! Reminds me of my childhood; my dad baled hay for income. The rainbow and sunset photos are splendid. You really captured the beauty that surrounds you, Connie. xo

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    1. The home that we had before was very closely placed homes and street parking. This country view beats that one by 100% and we love it :)

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