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Big Sky

photo of alfalfa field with sky

Big Sky

A perfect summer day in an alfalfa field.

I just couldn’t believe the beauty in its near infinity and the peace at standing in among all those quietly, gently, growing plants under the big blue sky with its capricious clouds.

A field this flat and this big is unusual for hilly Western Pennsylvania where farmers often plant around ravines and big rocks or on an angle that must be difficult to drive a tractor. This area, though, was at the end of the last glacier, ground down pretty flat by its front edge and left with glacial lakes, long since evaporated.

2 responses

  1. Both a lovely scene and day for a landscape.

    I find it difficult to impossible for these wide-open landscapes as where I live (outside Dayton) we have a lot of hills and tree lines, which obscure the horizon.

    July 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    • That’s why I photographed it–because it’s so rare around here too. I went past it several weeks ago, and when I knew I’d be passing it again today I planned the shot. Thanks for commenting.

      July 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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