Monday, September 15, 2008

Hay Truck/ Ruby Tuesday

We had soooo much rain this year the hay has been cut TWICE. Apparently, that doesn't happen very often here in East Gwillimbury. The farmers who cut twice and got their first cut under shelter are happy...very happy.

But I hear that because of all the rain, a few farmers have lost their first cut and are relying on their second. (And how do I know all this? Ha! I learn a lot standing in line at the only bank in town.)

I have no idea why so many of the hay wagons around here are red...ruby red. But they sure are a pretty sight loaded up for delivery.


To join in the Ruby Tuesday fun, visit Mary, The Teach at http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com/

43 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

nice, i like that, it makes me want to run after it:)

Felisol said...

Tractors all used to be red when I was a child. Good to see that hay wagons still are.
A nice autumn air about your picture. I would like to be in that scenery.
From Felisol

Mojo said...

I'm sure there's a story behind the color of wagons and such, but I don't know what it might be. Neat shot though!

People with Cameras said...

That is just absolutely beautiful. It's like a scene from a movie. Love it!

ellen b said...

Oh now that is a fabulous shot. I really like this one...

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

This image has a nice seasonal feel to it. And I like the tradition of red hay trucks. It suits.

Paz said...

They sure look nice in red! Cool shot!

Paz

Becky and Gary said...

Great shot for RT. That is allot of hay on that wagon. Most of the farmers in this area are baleing the HUGE round bales.

B. Roan said...

That red hay wagon looks nice loaded with all that hay. These are a familiar sight where I live also. Most wagons I see are red or have red on them. Very nice shot.

Louise said...

Love your Ruby Red hay truck photo! Perfect!

Denise said...

Great photo! I'd love to ride on top of the hay.

MyMaracas said...

What a lovely color that wagon is, and it looks so pretty against the hay colors. Nice photo.

~Just Me~ said...

Great shot. Love the red in the tree too!

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

Maybe so you can see them more easily as they are more slow moving?

You wondered about a bird smelling the cat fur. I did too and added on to the post. Some birds like vultures have a good sense of smell, but song birds may not have needed a good sense of smell and may have lost the ability. Interesting though

Raven said...

What a beautiful photo! Such a lovely peaceful scene. I love your greater masterwart below. ANother gorgeous photo. Never heard of that plant, but it's lovely.

Carletta said...

What a beautiful rural scene - exactly the kind that warms my heart.
We usually have two cuttings here
Great shot!

Lara said...

really great colours, and a nice and peaceful scenery!

Leena said...

Perhaps it`s only for your Ruby Tuesday :)

I have to say, that this view is very rare nowadays in Finland because all hay is packed inside white plastic, that is EU`s direction! Round awful white big plastic packs around hayfields.
They can count them, if they want, from the air !!

But about this Picasa! Linux is ok, but Mac can get only part of it, I understood, but look at it and try!

Have a happy Tuesday !

ilanadavita said...

Nice hay wagon. happy RT.

Anu said...

Beautiful shot.
Yes, it does look like a scene from a movie.
If it were an Indian Hindi film, the run away hero and heroine would be on the top of the hay stack singing a romantic song
- ha ha

Thank you for stopping by to see my red mosaic

see you there! said...

The photo captures my feelings about fall, stock up, get ready for the winter.

Darla

babs (beetle) said...

Beautiful photo! It would make lovely greetings cards :O)

The Mulligan Family said...

What a charming setting. Very inviting. Wish I was enjoying the sun while sitting under that beautiful tree.

Your photography is just lovely. I'm going to come back to visit often.

Thanks for visiting my site and for your RT comments! Cheers!

Tanya said...

Splendid photo! Love the rich colors of it.
I'm sure the farmers and hay consumers are happy. We have a drought in Ga and the price of hay has been outrageous, ugh!

Dianne said...

fall is my favorite season and your photo is like a wonderful advertisement for the joys of fall

Marcel said...

Because the hay is ready! That is why they are red.

Small City Scenes said...

Red for Ruby Tuesday, of course. Or as Marcel says. LOL
Anyway it is a great pic. MB

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photo to Ruby Tuesday!

Thanks for your nice comment on my Solidarity post.

babooshka said...

That scene is transpoerts me back to another time a place. Idylic.

Denise said...

Hi, a beautiful landscape and a truck of hay to compose your ruby.
hugs, Denise

Saretta said...

What beautiful countryside!

Jan said...

Great shot, and I agree, a pretty sight loaded for delivery.

the teach said...

A gorgeous bucolic shot, EG! A really good choice for a hay truck! RED! Happy RT!

Minkydo said...

Such a peaceful picture.

Linda said...

Amazing and vibrant colors. Very nice!!!!

Ralph said...

The red truck, loaded to the gills, is the look of a successful harvest. A red stake truck looks just so honest, just ready for a day of hauling the crop...

Hildegarde said...

Splendid photo for RT. Beautiful image too with that wonderful tree.

Sharon said...

A hay truck and a fine looking tree. Very nice.

Kris said...

Pastoral bliss!

Dirk said...

Nice picture. And hard work for the farmers due to the rain. There has been simular problems in Belgium because of to much rain.

me ann my camera said...

Maybe they are red so they will be more noticeable driving along the highway, as if you wouldn't see anything that big anyway! Good choice for Ruby Tuesday.

KOSTAS said...

It is very good photograph with marvellous colours, splendid rural subject with very big depth!

Kerri said...

Oh, I LOVE this shot!!!

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