Lawd, but I love to go to this particular field! Some of yall may remember last years post about the Glory Clouds!
Being out here is pretty much like magic!
It helps you to find your way.
Makes you remember who you are.
Gives a soul time to think,
plum fills your heart with joy!
Not to mention rejuvenates the spirit and gets those creative processes flowing.
Why even my dog loves to go,
I always feel a little bit of relief every time we haul a load of hay to the house.
It amazes me how just a few miles makes a difference in the fields. We haven't had near as much rain at the house on the pastures as there has been on the hay fields..
Dust kickin up, fly swattin, sweat pouring heat! No wonder my eyes just soaked up all that green grass and blue sky! I love the sweet smell of that golden brown hay! It always tickles me when we are headed out of the hay field and back toward the house because we have to pass a few different pastures and we always have cows mooing and horses whinnying at us as we drive by when they get a whiff of that hay!
And Missy LOVES to sit on top of a roll of hay! I guess she feels big as a mountain up there. She is only about 10" tall. The hay is 5 1/2 feet tall.
I love the golden brown color of this cuttin of hay. We cut it during the light of the moon so its golden bright!
Libby and some of the others line up at the fence as we come up the driveway with the hay!
She's always throwing that nose up and those big ears up.
Libby's daddy, Quinto, heads to the gate because he knows we will put a fresh roll into the hay ring for them to nibble on. He's a big baby, 'bout 2300 lbs worth.
All that hard work tuckered little Missy out. I had to wake her up when we got home,
I also feel a huge sense of relief when that handsome farmer hubby dude gets down off the top of the hay and gets it unloaded and safely into the barn. Now another 150 or so rolls to go and we should be in pretty good shape for winter. I am trying to see the barn as half full instead of half empty !
All that time in the pretty green field with that gorgeous deep blue sky had me thinkin about some honeycomb blocks. So today I went out and sat down at the table near Libby's pasture where I usually sit and run water and talk to her and the other cows and made this pretty little stack.
And this block ,
Option 2 ?
Or Option 3?
That darker blue makes me think of raindrops.
These dang things are so much fun to play around with.
Then I decided to make a hay stack block
Option 3 ?
or Option 4 ??
I don't know why I haven't used much yellow before. I really love yellow in a quilt, but my stash is slim on it. I'm pretty sure I will be using more of it in the future. And I know every time I look at these blocks, regardless of which layout I choose, that I will remember my time in the hay fields.
I'll be listing a few of these blocks in my ETSY shop.
Yall, I hope you get the chance where ever you are to see some Glory Clouds.
|Glory Clouds 2013|
Or if you get a chance you can go back and look at this post. It does a soul good to connect with this glorious Earth that we call home.
Have fun yall!
Get yourself excited and make something spectacular!