Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Scenes of Late August

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...

Tobacco barn
Smoke in the barns
Languid in the warmth

Sycamore tree
Yellow in the cottonwood leaves
Red in the sassafras

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heelers said...

Colours of life.
Really captures the mood.

Genevieve said...

It was gray and almost foggy in places when I was taking these photos, but later the sun came out and the sky was blue and the temperature was comfortable -- not too hot! There was a hint of autumn about the whole day.

Neurotic Mom said...

Smoke in the barns, is that the tobacco barn?

Genevieve said...

It is a tobacco barn, and it's one of hundreds in the county right now that are being used to fire the dark tobacco. The farmers lay sawdust and hardwood slabs in trenches in the floor and let them smolder in the tightly closed barn. The smoke colors and flavors the leaf.

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