Saturday morning, my wonderful husband and I got up early to do some bike riding before the heat and the wind got started. We beat the heat. The wind started while we were returning home. Our bike rides in the countryside usually include photo opportunities.
We saw a lot of milkweed along the roads. I searched the plants for monarch butterfly caterpillars, but never saw one.
WH has gotten on a kick lately of taking photos of me taking photos.
I was capturing this shot of a milkweed pod forming.
We also saw a pasture filled with what I think is Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera.
The two lines in the photo are barbed wire fence.
The rest of our Saturday was spent at my parents' farm. I headed right out to the fields to take photos of the golden wheat because it is ripe and ready to cut.
WH captured me in another photo. Have I mentioned he is also into sepia tone photos?
Here's the golden wheat with the blue sky.
Hard to believe the wheat was so green and small during our bike ride in March.
My parents are retired and rent their farm ground to other farmers. They receive a share of the crop as payment. A few hours after I took my photos, the combine arrived to cut the field closest to the farmhouse.
The grain goes from combine to grain wagon and is hauled to the elevator. Eventually, it will be marketed and processed for many foods.
It is dry, hot and windy here. Perfect wheat harvest weather.
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