Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Midsummer nights


I love these long hot summer evenings. Walking on the hills this evening I stopped to watch the hay being baled and brought in all around me. The grass is nearly waist high, pinky seedheads puffing pollen at me as I wade through. As the sun sets in an orange glow, the hills looked as though they were burning, an echo of the real flames that licked across them as they were swailed earlier in the year.

The forecast is good for the next couple of days, and everyone will be baling through the night. Even I suddenly have a glut of grass on my poor, dry hill pasture. The small ponies are grumbling at being shut away from most of it.


I've almost finished the painting too. It is still continuing on with the transformation theme. Can you see that this is my crow girl again?

7 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

You live in such a lovely area, Danielle. And the painting - I think it may be my new favorite of yours. I really love it!

Rusted Wings said...

This is such an incredible painting!! It so reminds me of my girls when they were young on the farm in Tennessee! Simple pleasures!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my painting!
blessings,
abigail

Carol Anne Strange said...

What a magical time of year and I love the burning light!

Oooh, the crow girl! Your painting is looking fantastic, Danielle. xx

Jessie said...

Wow Danielle I love that painting!x

The Fairy Shoemaker said...

I love it.... clever you! xx

Julia Guthrie said...

Those photos really capture the atmosphere well, especially the last one. Gorgeous!
I'm enjoying the smell of wild flowers & pollen on our evening walks with Nimh :)

Love how your painting is coming along too! xxx

Julia Kelly said...

We are baling here as well- SW USA-my daughter comes back with her grandfather, the truck loaded high, to as we say- "bucks" hay into the barn.
Such a lush beautiful place you live in and your paintings do a marvelous job of capturing that!

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