Thursday, April 24, 2008

Have you seen...



The field has covered itself in little wild onions.
From edge to edge, the dirt exposed after last fall's soybean harvest barely peeks through, now--the fresh bluish-green haze, like a five-o'clock shadow, announcing spring--stretching across these 40 acres.
Green on green, the curly-tops catch the afternoon sun on their winding, playful stems.
Waiting to release that unmistakable aroma,
when the plow returns to recapture the land.

Until then, they run free.



"Have you seen...." is an effort to discover the unusual beauty in things not usually appreciated for their beauty.

Thanks to Wigger's World for hosting Skywatch Friday each week at his site!
And to Anna Carson for hosting Project Green.

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47 comments:

Melli said...

Well, I knOw that green field is what I'm SUPPOSED to be lookin' at ... but I am LOVING those cloud formations... the ones that are NOT green! LOL! However... the squiggly little onion plant beneath is verrrrrry cool too! Nice!

Robert said...

This is great. I like how you got in close on this. The lines created are attractive and the green is wonderful. I briefly browsed some of your other images here. You do great work capturing nature. I look forward to coming back.

June said...

What fun, these little squigglys!

Raven said...

Beautiful field and sky and each of those plants is like a little work of art. Beautiful and adds a new depth to my appreciation of onions.

Q said...

So beautiful! I love the landscape shot with the field and the clouds...than coming in and seeing the wild onion...just like I am there.
Thank you.
Sherry

Rose said...

I had not thought of a wild onion as being pretty, but this post shows them in different light. And I totally enjoyed your Sky Watch photograph.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot.
Yes, plants move on.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello again Nina,
love the Sky.. and these greens are fantastic.. I also like the tendrils of the peas.

Tom

said...

I don1t think i had ever seen an onion field before.Beautiful shot.

Angie said...

A really lovely post,it really illustrates that there is beauty all around us if we are prepared to look for it.

Denise BC said...

Scenario charming, good shot.

Petunia said...

What a lovely post:) Love it!
Petunia SWF

Dulce said...

Green and blue - the colours of Nature! Great sky!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Those wild onions are hard to get rid of in my garden. They come up every year. I like your close up photos.

Carole said...

Terrific sky.

imac said...

Eye catching sky.

My sky watch is up also The Goat Man

John said...

Great SWF post!

Carletta said...

Beautiful!
You have indeed captured something out of the ordinary.
I look forward to coming back for more of your series!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful sky.

The green and the blue made a beautiful image.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks great. Delicious, too! The shapes and colors are delightful.

Snap Catch said...

fantastic one! Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. mine's up too, hope you'll visit mine.

Neal said...

Simple but really peaceful and beautiful.

dot said...

Great bunch of pictues! I get the "unmistakeable aroma" of those wild onions when I do the first mowing of the year.

andrée said...

I'm so envious of your vernal pool project participation. I have acres of wetlands and beaver bogs in front of me but only have weekends to explore. And I fear entering it because I don't want to disturb one single molecule of its perfection. I need to be trained in how to do that (if possible or if legal even). Your photos are beautiful. Those curly tendrils are exquisite.

Lyn said...

love all the shots! the clouds are just amazing! yes hot air balloons over the rockie mnts its always amazing seeing the rockies everywhere you go have a great weekend

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I like wild onions in the wild just not in my garden. Unfortunately I have quite a good crop of them this year. They do smell good.

quintarantino said...

A very nice SWF.
Green and blue made a very nice combination on your photo!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Very nice... impressive!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Lilli & Nevada said...

What beautiful scenery, i can't imagine smelling onions all the time but i do love to see the little buds along with that beautiful sky

Pretty Life Online said...

fantastic catch for SWF! mine’s up too, hope you can visit. Have a wonderful weekend!

Scotty Graham said...

nice shot...glad I came for a visit.

Cheers,

scotty

Picturing of Life said...

nice view.

Will you visit mine Thanks

juliana rw said...

it is so nature. Great capture

Please check out mine Thanks

The Texican said...

Hi Nina, Thanks for dropping by for a dose of balderdash. I can assure you it is all natural. Come by anytime you can.

napaboaniya said...

I've never seen wild onion fields before. This is amazing. I like how you've widen the frame of the picture too. Thanks for sharing this picture :P

pink dogwood said...

You take most amazing pictures.

Dottie said...

Great shots of nature. Have a great day.

babooshka said...

Love all the images from the sky to the green shoots.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Nina Thank you for your commentary was to see your blog and this very beautiful return

byrningbunny said...

Yay to the wild onions for their perseverance and beauty and yay to you for posting such beautiful renditions of nature.

Jenty said...

I love the close-ups!! Beautiful photos

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

I love it!!!
so beautiful field.
JU Gioli

Mary said...

Beautiful, Nina. As usual. I love Skywatch Friday. Wonderful!

Your blog is addicting and I have some catching up to do...

Mary

Anna said...

Stunning images!

Mel said...

Georgeous pictures!

ellen b said...

Beautiful photos. We get a good onion smell around here from the fields too.

Ida said...

Beautiful photos! :)