Thursday, July 3, 2014

Before and After

This is the wheat field I gaze upon from my front porch in early May. 

Lush greens ebb and flow, especially when the breeze blows across 

the tops of the plants and they seem to whisper back and forth.

It's one of my favorite times of the year.

But all too soon it is over.

About six weeks later, this big boy comes along and harvests the crop.

This Deutz-Allis Gleaner makes a tremendous noise as it reaps, 

binds and threshes the wheat. Not to mention the amount of dust that gets thrown into the air. 

You do not want to be outside when this happens, or have the windows open. 

It will cause severe sneezing and coughing.

Thankfully, the operator gets to sit inside this enclosed cab. Pretty nifty, huh?

Of course, he was done for the day and already went home to eat some vittles by the time the air 

cleared enough for me to go out and take photos.

It's always a little sad to see it afterwards.

I look forward to next year when the process begins again and I see that 

gorgeous sea of green when I sit on my front porch.

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Have a blessed day in the Lord!


  1. I agree! Wheat fields are so beautiful!

    1. Hi Michelle, Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a Happy 4th of July!

  2. It is a sad cycle of life but the growing part is just gorgeous!

    1. Hi Betty, It is definitely gorgeous and I understand the need to harvest. I do like my bread, after all :) Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy weekend!

  3. I love your photos, Anne. Happy blessed fourth to you and your family! Kathleen

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! You are so sweet. I hope you had a blessed 4th, as well!


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