Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

H is for Hay




I was driving home one day last July, and these people were making hay.
The top pic shows the windrows, and the bottom two show the tractor pulling the baler.
Haying is hard work.

Mid Week Blues
ABC Wednesday
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30 comments:

Viola said...

Nice photos! I've hayed a long time ago, but then in a more old fashion way ;)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, and Hay is for Happy Horses, too, Huh? Great captures for the H Day, Dimple! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Gramma Ann said...

I remember those days. We retired from farming 12 years ago. I haven't missed it since. Great post for H day.

Petrus said...

Lovely scene - so summery ..

Julie said...

Good morning, Dimple. I love the peep-holes through which you involve us in the hay-making. It is a glorious smell and I love to see people working in the fields in the evening. Gorgeous photographs.

kaye said...

there's a lot of hay rows around here too--only we don't have all the nice trees.

ρομπερτ said...

Ages since last seen, felt and smelt. Thank you for the memories. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Hildred and Charles said...

And the fragrance of the hay is so reminiscent of those long days of sunshine and haying.

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent capture of the haying method. It IS hard work, for sure. Nice post!

lakeviewer said...

Yes, hard work and long hours for the farmers and their children. Not an easy life!

photowannabe said...

Love the hay pictures but my nose doesn't care for the hay too much. Perfect word for the letter H.

Carletta said...

It definitely is hard work!
The farmers here are starting on their second cutting this week.
The blue tractor was a great find - so many are green. :)

Carletta @ Round The Bend

Rebecca said...

Oh it is hard work and I am terribly allergic to it. Love the blue tractor.

Vernz said...

I wonder how those loose grasses we're turned into nice looking rounds and squares.. lovely post..

Hope you can drop by
My ABC Wednesday post here

Meri said...

Glad you liked the tiger babies. I always like the way that hay fields look when the baler has been there. It's always so tidy and organized.

Leslie: said...

This is certainly the season for reaping the hay that has grown all summer. Lovely shots (and I like your hobbit name, btw). :D

Paulie said...

Nice harvest of hay!

Wanda said...

Love the smell of fresh cut hay!

Kay L. Davies said...

Hay. I have dreamed of hay for years -- well, almost. Yes, for years, but not exactly hay -- just straw! I've given up having my straw bale house with all the 21st century mod cons like solar power, recycling grey water, composting toilets, geothermal heating, giving back to the land the things from which we've drained it and almost killed it.
I'm getting old. I'm doing now what I should have done after school and college... traveling, seeing the world, taking my nagging guilt with me.
Hey -- great post, beautiful pictures -- sorry it sent me off on a New Age rant. Sigh.
Kay
Alberta, Canada

cieldequimper said...

These are such lovely summer shots!

RuneE said...

Nice to see that drying of hay is still used in the USA. The smell of newly dried hay was the essence of summer for me when I was a boy.

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful sight seeing hay gathered like this! A that blue tractor is so cute!

Roger Owen Green said...

talk about making hay while the sun shines!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

becky at abbeystyle said...

Making hay never looked so good! You make me think of the days when I helped with "haying."

Josie Ray said...

Another sign of autumn. I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I always love to see a comment from you. :-)

Icy BC said...

It's that time of the year already? I like to see hay in rolls..

Wendy said...

I used to live right next door to where some horses were and when they received their meal of hay, I used to be intoxicated by the scent...These are great photos reminding me of those days. Btw, I love your "Green Man"! :)

helenmac said...

Hey, Hey! Great Hay Blog!
We have probably had three hayings this summmer with the early start to spring. Mostly our farmers do round bales but I love the square ones pile high on the hay wagon.
Thank you, Helen Mac, ABC team

Dianne said...

I've never seen hay presented so beautifully!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice photos for both ABC Wed and Mid-week Blues.

My Mid-Week Blues Post