Reading this very interesting book about the Women’s Land Army (WLA) in Essex England.during the First and Second World Wars. And thinking of my ancestors who lived in this part of England centuries before these conflicts.
Hay Bales April 1, 2015
This triggered many thoughts of hay bales in Ireland. Will write soon.
Hay bales are my lily pads. I watch the light on them when I run: the angle, the strength, the warmth. Depending on the time of day, the season of year, the color of the sky, the life on the ground, the hay bales look different every day.
Growing up, I made the drive from Savannah to Athens a thousand times with my family. I always loved to see the hay bales in the fields, dotting the hills as if dropped with parachutes from the sky. Plopped wherever the bale happened to have enough hay and the baler strapped it up and abandoned it. There was no order. No pattern to the bales on the hills, but the bales themselves are so tidy. This appealed to me then and it appeals to me now, the tidiness of a bale of hay. Something that swayed in the wind and covered the…
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