Glowing farmland


For those raised in the city,

For those missing their grandparents’

farm (in my case, my elementary

school babysitter’s) here is

my offering to the sun’s

radiant smiles upon

country landscape.


87 responses »

    • You’re right about having been lucky, Beth. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the idea of this being a tribute to my childhood babysitter and her family in the country. I once wrote a post about how we fed bottles to the baby lambs in Mrs. Auble’s big kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I think a comment I made about the tennis player article, with your Dad’s wisdom may be in the spam or needing approval area of WordPress, Aishwarya. I went back to read your reply and my comment wasn’t there. Take it easy! Smiles, Robin xo

      • Hi Robin, so sorry about this. Yes it needed approval and I am away for a few days from work, so couldn’t get onto WordPress. But I have read and replied to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • No worries, Aishwarya. โค This happens quite often on my blog. Silly WordPress makes mistakes and outs my dearest friends into the "holding cell" of awaiting approval. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thank you for this compliment, Jill.
      You know what is funny? I was going to just take a picture of the clouds. The scene appeared as I was trying to aim above it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I am constantly reminded, with scenes like your photo shows, just how big this country is. Even driving through the long-settled East Coast states, there are miles and miles of countryside with few people living on the land. Even with our huge population, there is room more… well, except on the highways at rush hour. ๐Ÿ˜‰ – Mike

    • Mike, we are blessed with lots of space and miles of acres without buildings nor cars. I do think even crowded countries like India and China have farmland and countrysides. Just the cities and coastal areas are so congested and crowded it is hard to believe they have such places. In the movie, “Lion,” the train traveling across miles where rock “farms” and fields are shown surprised me.
      The rush hour on highways, cars bumper to bumper, is an example of a crowded situation. Harrowing situation, at times. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. So beautiful Robin, brings back such fond memories for me. I think I have told you that I was raised in part by my grandparents on a farm…Summers. Those were the happiest days of my childhood. I can really relate to this and just love it! โค

    • I am so glad you had happy summers with your grandparents, Holly. They sound lovely and idyllic. This makes me feel joy in knowing it brought back fond memories. โค
      Hopefully, the times when you were together may help balance out tougher moments. I call my early childhood days, "my core." xo

      • I think we are all molded by our childhood, the good and bad. I hope yours was a lovely one! โค

    • It was an overall good childhood which warms my heart and keeps me hoping, even now. My parents set the barre high, watching how they respected and loved each other.
      I love my children and family. So, the glass is still full. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You have the ability to capture light on those mountains across from you, Anneli. I was pleased to have been able to have been “in the right place at the right time.” Thank you for being here to share this scenery.

  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    • Your countryside is very beautiful and you capture the scenery well on your posts, Sarah. Plus~ bonus of Schooner the cat and Choppy the dog!! It does start the day with a sense of calmness.

    • This was a case of being in the right place at the right time, Deborah. Not like when you get up at God’s hour and drive hours away. . . Thanks for such a beautiful response to my post! xo

  4. Sarah, my painting may attempt to look like this scene but I am content with the photograph. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for such a kind comment!
    You are welcome to forward the picture to your mind and attempt to paint it. I did this from Anneli’s photo of a meandering stream with autumn trees. I then posted the watercolor painting. It was fun to use someone’s blog picture as inspiration. . .

  5. Beautiful atmospheric photo, Robin. ๐Ÿ˜€Having always lived near nature I make an effort never to take it for granted and photos like this really bring home the treasures around us. The light is just superb…was it dusk time?

    • Yes, Annika! The scenery was close while I was eating dinner in a park. As I left the park, I spied this farm scene just as the sun was setting. . .
      I am very grateful for multiple sources of nature we may find, especially while out in the countryside. We are presented with “treasures” often but must slow down and soak in the views! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I enjoyed how you brightened my morning with the pretty pots of flowers. Your combination of different colors and types really created vibrant arrangements!! ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ

    • Thanks so much, Jay! I was lucky that I chose to eat my dinner at a park. As I was driving out of the park, the farm scenery came into view so I pulled over to capture the sun setting adding glow to the farm.

  6. Robin, this reminds me of my grandparents’ property. I played there often as a youth and also spent many a night there when they were taking care of me. Big ol’ coal stove furnace in the basement, lots of land, a farmhouse/garage to attach a peach basket to (serving as a basketball hoop). All good memories!

  7. I like the contrast of dark to light clouds. I don’t have a farmhouse background (other than a few summers in rural Calvert, Texas) but this looks so relaxing.

    • I’m glad the farmhouse and clouds made a positive impression on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      It is fine if you don’t have a rural background, Ann. It seems nice to be able to go to parks or other places where animals are free and nature brings us a sense of recalibration. Thank you for your personal message here which helps me to know more about you.

  8. Sigh… the peacefulness of this scene. Thank you Robin. You’ve caused me to remember my Granny’s place. Not really a farm, but a bit of land and a larger vegetable garden than I’ve seen since. What a far away memory… I didn’t realize it was still in my mind. Mega hugs.

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