Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hay Bales in August

Recent pictures from one of my favorite hayfields appear below. The people who own this field waited until the last week of cooler weather to make this cutting. These bales are drying now in temperatures of 95 degrees, which are the hottest temperatures we have seen all summer in this area. Other nearby fields have been cut twice; this particular field seems to have been the last one cut.

These bales contain the strong earthy scent of grass left to dry in the sun. My wife says she can imagine the appeal that hay bales once had for couples looking for a place to swive under the new moon.