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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

That Time of Year

We did a little running around today. Before I left, the field in front of our house looked like this:


Yes, it's that time of year. . . May. That's when the farmers do their first cutting of hay in our area. It was all cut and fluffed up when we left. When we returned, it looked like this:



and this:


I think a hayfield looks so pretty, but I have been sniffling a little today. I wonder why?

Also before we left, the mommy robin was standing guard over her nest. She decided to lay her eggs in the bird feeder at the end of the grapevines. The babies are very big now and ready to fly out.


When we returned, they had left the nest, but were still looking for their mama to feed them.
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This is the second family of robins we have watched grow up and leave their nest. There is another one in the blackberry patch where the eggs haven't hatched yet. I'm starting to feel like our yard is a robin motel. . . with no vacancies!

4 comments:

  1. I love the way the field looks after the hay has been rolled. Beauty in the simple things!

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  2. I love your birdie pictures.

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  3. The hay fields are just beautiful after the cut...love the way it looks..great pics..

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  4. Pretty pics-it's hay time here too!

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