Tuesday, July 14

Tuesday Teaser: Amber Waves of Grain

In Flyover Country, a running joke is that there's not much to do here except watch the wheat grow. Not a bad thing really, as doing so can be quite a pleasurable experience as well as soothing to the soul.

So take a minute - a minute and 7 seconds to be exact - and watch some wheat grow. (Be aware this wheat isn't yet at the "amber waves of grain" stage.)

The real fun begins when the wheat is ripe.

For several weeks each summer, men and equipment from companies called "custom cutters" are a common sight in western Kansas. Beginning in Texas and working their way up to Canada, they converge like swarms of locusts to get the golden grain from field to storage elevators as quickly as possible.

I chose this particular video because it embodies the sense of "here today, gone tomorrow", which is the essence of this annual ritual.

The music is catchy too. "Rocky Mountain Breakdown", if memory serves.


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Beth Niquette said...

As a cloud painter, I fell in love with your video. Just today I was marveling ovr fields of ripe golden grain.

THank you so much for your encouraging comments...blessings to you and yours.

Greta Koehl said...

Oh, wow - Floydada - that's not too far from where my family is from (Baylor). Beautiful pictures.

JamaGenie said...

Beth, I'll be posting another video shortly that shows more of those beautiful clouds.

Greta, isn't it fun when a place you know pops up like that? ;-)