30 Days of Photos – Day 15 Finished

We have been waiting for this day for a long time and today it happened. Today we finished!

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Day 15 – Finished

Each year when the days get shorter and the corn turns golden, we head to the fields for harvest. We go hoping for a good crop that produces high yields and low moisture. We go knowing the days will be long and sometimes the tempers short. We check the weather on the hour hoping for a bit more time when they say that rain is on the way. We eat at the edge of the field or on a tailgate the meals brought to us. We juggle kids, homework, laundry and business all from the cab of a tractor or combine. We rely on Gma and Gpa to help watch, shuffle, transport and supervise the next generation. Above all these things, we say thank you. We say thank you for the bountiful harvest, for the individuals who helped and for the fact that we finished.

Canon Rebel T5i
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Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 9 Farmers

Farmers are a favorite subject of mine to photograph. You just never know what you might get when you have your camera around one.

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Day 9 – Farmers

Yesterday in the field I just wanted to get my yearly picture of the kids in the grain truck with their farm hats on. Since I was on the top of the grain truck with them, I was able to be at the right vantage point to capture this image of my soon to be 68-year-old dad. He is a Farmer. One of my favorite Farmers that I like to photograph. I have pictures of him in the fields, among the cows, sorting hogs and teaching the next generation about farming. In all of these photos you see his dedication, his love, and his passion for what it is that he is doing. Sometimes you see the fatigue and frustration this job brings, but no matter what you see what it means to be a Farmer. And that my friends is something amazing to capture.

Canon Rebel T5i
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Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

 

30 Days of Photos – Day 8 Harvest

The simple things in life are what matter. Like simply diving into a pile of corn.

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Day 8 – Harvest

Like with today’s election, I had multiple choices to use for my picture today. I had the choice of a picture of my farmer father standing on the steps of the combine with his I Voted sticker proudly on his chest. I had another picture of our 13-year-old son proudly standing on the tractor he loves to drive in the field. Then I had this picture. A picture of our daughter playing in a pile of corn without a care in the world and I knew, as great as the other pictures are, this one says so much. For me it says that no matter what this day brings, it is a good day because we are here together and we are doing the things that we love to do. One only needs to choose to put a smile on their face and dive into whatever opportunity may come their way. Maybe even a pile of corn.

Canon Rebel T5i
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Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link

30 Days of Photos – Day 1 Family

Welcome to my first 30 day blog challenge! Who am I challenging? Well, myself of course. I have put this little blog on the back burner and decided today that it was time to dust off the cobwebs and get back to it. So here we go!

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Day 1 – Family

We are still harvesting corn and soybeans, but the end is in sight. Today was a good day in the field; perfect weather wise, no break downs and I got to spend a little time in the combine. For the past few years I have tried to make sure that we have a picture of all five of us in the field together. As Seth was hopping out of the combine to run to a neighbors, I sat up the tripod, set the timer on the camera and hit the button. The results I feel turned out pretty good!

Canon Rebel T5i
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Blessings to you, 
Laurie – Country Link