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Saturday, January 2, 2010




Janet said...

Hey! nice hay! (sorry -couldn't resist) In the South the word hello (or Hi) has been replaced with Hey!

easygardener said...

Reminds me of a few years ago when we used to clean out the rabbit hutch and then sit the rabbit back atop a large pile of hay. Next day the rabbit would be found in an empty hutch with a few tough stalks. Amazing how much hay a dwarf rabbit can eat.
Happy New Year.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Love the texture of the bristly hay against the iron bars, though I don't think I'd feed that hay to my horse. ;-) Happy New Year, Lucy.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Janet. There's a song . . . 'Hay, ho, silver lining'. Will that do as a response?


Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Easygardener.

It would have to be a pretty gigantic rabbit to get through this lot!


Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Jodi - I too like the texture of the hay against the metal bars but share your puzzlement.

The scale may not be apparent here but this is part of a load. It's not in a manger / feeding rack but a wagon.

I took the picture outside a barn where cows are over-wintering. When I peered over the half-wall, they seemed to be munching away on staw. I didn't know cows eat straw so I looked it up on the internet and found they can, in certain circumstances be fed on straw - but it did surprise me.

This load of hay was parked outside the barn and there was a tatty atmosphere to things in that little area which ran counter to the healthy looking cows and well tended fields. I think there must be a story (or several) lurking in there. (Though the story might well be as straightforward as months of non-stop rain!)

Horses - there are lots in the vicinity. I'd just passed a field with horses and another with jumps. There's a large boarding school nearby where the children can bring their horses with them to stay during term time!


Gena @ thinking aloud said...

I'm always amazed at how something as simple as this can come out so well!! nice one - appeals to my sense of quirkiness!!

thanks for popping by my weekend relfections Gena @ thinking aloud

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Gena.

I've just discovered I didn't reply to your comment on my photograph of Hay. Apolgies for not doing so sooner.

You say you are surprised you are that something as simple as hay can turn out so well and that it appeals to your sense of quirkiness. Almost all my photos are of very ordinary things and I am so used to this as an approach that I don't find it quirky at all. But I recognise it is different. Sometimes, when I look at photographs taken around the world (especially on the Scandanavian blogs) I am impressed by the drama of the landscape and the quality of light and sigh because I will never take photos like these. Then I go back to being proud of my stones and bits of wood and chair legs and . . . hay!


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