Yesterday on the way to church, Sylvia and I were treated to a beautiful scene.  About a half-mile north there is a bean field with woods beyond.  I found myself wishing I had brought the camera.  It was at home.

I decided to go back this morning, if the light was right.  It was!  Here’s the first shot.


It was immediately apparent that I arrived too early.  So back home to breakfast and a check of the e-mail inbox.  About an hour later, it was time to try again.


Notice the difference in light on the beans and shadows in the woods.  This is a different angle, as you can plainly see.  I like that old barn roof that provides some shelter.


This is my favorite shot of the morning.  The round bale is bean stalks.  Have you noticed the hunter’s blind just into the woods?  It’s in all the pictures.


I included this final image to illustrate two concepts.  Those being, light and contrast.  From this angle the sunlight is not at a good angle–too far to the left.  The image looks duller.  I almost gave this a miss, but I wanted to show the contrast of the yellow clay, black loam, green hay field and the autumn woods.

This is just one more reason why we love this neighborhood.  The main reason, however, is the kind of folks we have for neighbors.  They don’t come any better than these.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

4 thoughts on “Morning

  1. A job well-done! Did I notice the blind? If I did it wouldn’t be a blind, would it? Or perhaps I didn’t because I am blind. (Sadly, only half-joking.)

    • Thanks, Vanilla. Unfortunately, the captured image does no justice to scene as the eye sees it. I understand what you are saying about blinds.

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for making the run back for you camera. I certainly enjoyed the extra effort.

    You chose well when you chose that ‘hood.

    • Thanks, Lin. I thought so too.

      We were very fortunate ending up here. We’d seen this place posted on line for six weeks when I bought it. (That’s another story.) This at a time when most listings around here were snapped up before they made it into the MLS. I’ll have to share that story some time.

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