Below are some of the stages leading to the image above.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I'm a bit late to Madge's party (Rurality Blog Hop), but I actually have a rural image to share! As I've written previously, I live in a valley that is a neighbor to a very large, agricultural valley---the Grande Ronde. Harvest time means more than grain--it means grass seed, mint, sunflowers, alfalfa third-cutting, and a bit later--sugar beets. If the grass seed is fine fescue, the last stage after harvest is field burning. Farmers pull a propane burner behind a tractor to set the fire. It's a dramatic scene to see grass fields burning cleanly among the other crops. The dramatic smoke soon dissipates and a "clean" black field remains.