Hillside Views – Haybales

On our walks these last couple of days, Freddie the Labrador has insisted on walking along the field where the hay has recently been cut and turned into beautiful round bales.  They smell divinely of summer, sweet and warm with a sprinkling of sunshine and look particularly beautiful arranged in a string like a necklace of country pearls along the edge of the field.

Despite Freddie’s pulling at the lead to sniff yet another nettle brushed by the perfume of a passing hillside creature, I managed to be still long enough to take at least a couple of  photos……………

Hay Bales 5


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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful photos.

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    1. Many thanks Timothy! 🙂

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  2. kazg10 says:

    Two of my favourite subjects, the French countryside and hay bales and you have combined the two. All the way through the French countryside I tried to take my best bale shot to no avail… its still a work in progress but yours just epitomise the area and why I love it 🙂

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    1. Thankyou so much kazg10! The area around us actually has a lot of vineyards but there are also arable farmers and these round bales are a particularly nice feature at this time of year:)

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  3. Maverick ~ says:

    Gorgeous rolling hills.

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    1. It is certainly a lovely landscape around here Maverick, a beautiful mix of vines and arable land and even the occasional cow!

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  4. smells like summer already!

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  5. Ellie-Dee says:

    Beautiful landscape shot Jane. I just love ‘curly’ hay bales. In my part of the Chiltern Hills they are sadly no longer to be seen 😦 Our farmers’ machinery cuts, bales, stores the hay/straw inside the huge contraption, no longer even throwing out square bales – that’s progress, supposedly. Not good for photographers though!

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    1. What a shame Ellie! They make such a part of summer for me even the round ones ! Glad you like the images 🙂


  6. Katie says:

    oh these are brilliant! such great texture


  7. Mél@nie says:

    love them, as well… ❤ there are everywhere over here, too, as we live à la campagne, but still aux portes de Toulouse… 🙂

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    1. They are real signs of summer, I love them!


  8. Lovely photos and beautiful writing.

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    1. Thankyou very much radicalrambler, much appreciated!


  9. smackedpentax says:

    Wonderful! It would be so good to walk down that lane and smell the hay!

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    1. Thankyou! It is my favourite walk with Freddie the labrador !

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