on the farm.

A few weeks ago the boy and I headed to his parents’ farm for a quick little visit. I have blogged about the farm before (here, here, and here, to name a few), but this place has started to take hold of a little piece of my heart. It can be rather desolate and empty at times; the only noises you hear are cows, birds, and the occasional farm equipment running, and the dirt roads around the farm seem to go on forever. Evenings and mornings there can be absolutely stunning, and even though I have photographed a decent amount there I feel like I have barely scratched the surface. On top of that, it changes so much depending on the season that there is always something fresh the photograph. Late spring and early summer are probably my favorite times to be there (which also tends to be true of most locations for me), and since this has been a mostly cool and fairly wet spring/summer so far, things were extra beautiful (aka very green and lush). Earlier this spring however, the weather was not so ideal. The higher temps and lack of rain left the wheat (my favorite part of the farm) very short and not as great as normal for photographs.

The day that we got there was cool and rather perfect early in the evening, so we sat out on the deck for a while before the sun dipped low and things got too chilly. Scott practiced guitar, and I wandered the farm taking pictures in the beautiful light. It was lovely.

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152/366 – Baby Birds

I love when an image for my 366 just presents itself to me and I don’t even have to think about it. I had other plans for todays photograph, but then my mom told me about these birds.

The guys re-siding our house today knocked these little guys out of their nest, but they built a new one for them on the ground with grass clippings. The parents were still coming back to feed them and watch over them, even when we were standing near by.

321/365 – Gentle

I really could not decide which picture I should use for the day, so I am going to post the 2 that were also options along with the one that barely became the winner.

This one is very similar, I know, but I just couldn’t decide. I really don’t like that the sun is pretty much right in the center of this one, which is why it didn’t win.

And some footprints left in the snow by little creatures.