From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Rainbow and More

May in Christian County, KY



I saw this beautiful, full rainbow on Mother's Day about
6:30 pm. On the left side, a double rainbow is slightly visible.

The farm buildings here (and those in the rainbow photo)
are Mennonite-built. Their distinctive, consistent
building style is easy to recognize, once you know it.

This crow was perched on one of the big lights in the
mall parking lot in Hopkinsville. If this photo had
sound effects, you'd quickly turn down the volume.
 He was very noisy! When he saw me paying
 attention to him, he flew over to the highest point
of the mall's roofline and sat there -- still cawing!

Sweet peas in a cemetery fence row, and
overhead, branches and cones of Virginia pine.

I took this photo of our neighbor's field in early May.
Now, many wheatfields are nearly ready for harvest.
We are happy for recent rains because we've had a dry.
spring. But heavy storms right now could lay the wheat
plants down, making harvest difficult and reducing yield.

Most of our wild roses are pink, but this one is very white.
There might be a very slight hint of pink in the buds.



"O, the month of May, the merry month of May,
So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green..."
--Thomas Dekker (c. 1572 – 1632))

4 comments:

Collagemama said...

Love the barn/rainbow photo on the right. Hope you didn't have to work on Mother's Day.

Genevieve said...

I did work both Saturday and Sunday, but it's OK. I had Mother's Day weekend off last year, so it was my turn. I have some fun events scheduled with my kids that are coming up soon.

Where the Green Grass Grows said...

We recently moved to Clarksville TN and I have enjoyed riding the KY countryside. I found your blog while searching about the amish. Very beautiful country in KY:)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love your photos!

There is so much beauty in Kentucky. Thanks for sharing your little spot with all of us. :)

Blessings always

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