Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Haying Time Again!

This is the field of alfalfa that will soon be turned into hay. The Bag Lady loves the smell of alfalfa - she wishes she could share it with you, but Blogger hasn't invented smell-a-blogging....yet.


The Bag Lady made a little bouquet for you in order to show you all the different colours of the alfalfa flowers. Aren't they pretty?


(click on the pictures to enlarge them)

19 comments:

Miz said...

I clicked
I enlarged
I think you may be onto something with the smellablogging!

that mightcould be yer million dollar idea :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Very pretty. I, too, love the smell of alfalfa.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Miz! Just wish I was more tech-savvy..... :)

I knew you would know what it smelled like, cousin!

bunnygirl said...

I didn't know alfalfa had flowers. Many people grow it in the area where my father lives, but I've never been there at the right time to see the blossoms, I guess.

messymimi said...

Beautiful.

Their beauty, though means different things to different people. Sweetie says it is a deceptive beauty that will lead to horrible, hot, long days of work in haying time. He remembers the days of throwing bales from 6am to 8pm.

Geosomin said...

Mmmm...I love the smell of alfalfa.
Sure you can't rig up some smellovision? :)

Reb said...

Looks lovely Sis...I can feel my sinuses closing as I type ;)

solarity said...

What grows around here must be a different variety (different climate, yes!) because the flowers are paler, mostly white. Reb, luckily I'm allergic to timothy and fescue instead, so I can enjoy it.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

BG - I am not sure when it would bloom down your way - you have a much longer season, so perhaps it blooms a lot earlier there.

messymimi - Your Sweetie must have grown up in much the same manner as the Rancher - throwing square bales (ummm, just how old IS Sweetie? Perhaps he remembers pitching bundles? The Rancher does, but his father took his own sweet time modernizing, so most other folks had already switched to square bales long before he did!) We make the big round bales and use the tractor to move them, so I've only thrown square bales once.... and that was enough!!

Geo - I really wish I could share the scent with you - it's so pretty!

Reb - you must be happy I don't have smellablogging!

Mary Anne in Kentucky - a lot of the alfalfa here has white flowers, too, but the colours range from white through pale purple to dark purple with the occasional dark blue flowers! Very pretty.

Missicat said...

Beautiful!!! I don't think I have ever smelled alfalfa. Get a scratch n sniff screen!

POD said...

Lovely. Thanks for the bouquet.

Redbush said...

I've always loved the smell of alfalfa flowers, too. Smellablogging would come in handy a lot of times. I can imagine the smell right now. Happy haying!

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - I wish I could share the smell - it's very pretty!

POD - you're welcome!

Redbush - thanks! We'll get back to the haying as soon as the tractor is repaired and back home. Sigh.

CherylK said...

Well, if that's not the prettiest field I've ever seen I'll eat my hat! I guess I've never seen alfalfa blossoms, either. Thanks for the closeup of the bouquet.

stillintheworks said...

I love the smell of freshly baled hay. One of my favorite parts of the summer!

kcinnova said...

I'm using my memory in place of smell-o-vision technology. And what a lovely little mini-bouquet!

Hilary said...

Oh it looks lovely. Kind of reminds me of photos I've seen of fields of Heather. I have no idea what either one smells like but I'll bet it's wonderful.

the Bag Lady said...

Cheryl - you're welcome! I wish I could share the scent with you....

Gena - I love the smell of freshly cut hay or grass - or freshly sawn wood. I always roll the windows down in my car if I see someone mowing, or if I'm going past the lumber yard!

kcinnova - thanks! I hope it smells as good in your memory as it does for real!

Hilary - I have smelled heather, and it's not as nice as alfalfa (at least, not to me!) The next time you and Frank go to the cottage, you'll have to stop and smell the alfalfa.... surely he will know what it is, won't he? (and you know what it looks like now.....) There's always a little bit of it along the side of the highways around here.

Amy Mullis said...

Breathtaking pictures--as usual. You have a wonderful eye, Baggie!