A couple of shots for the transition of seasons …

05 Sep

Out driving the other day, I found a couple of views that seemed to symbolise what it's like around here these days … a touch early, perhaps, for which we can thank our lovely drought and the climate change that brought it on. Thank you, over-industrialisation, thank you, overpopulation.
Sigh! Feeling a touch of bitterness, I reckon.
Anyway, the Goldenrod formed a rather pretty "hedge" along the roadside; it's actually rather tall, because it's growing in a roadside ditch. The funny thing is, I've stood in that ditch, up to my waist in snow, to get a picture in past winters:

And, with a little adjustment of my position, I can show the field that the Goldenrod surrounds … ripe soybeans, ready for harvest … slightly short, I think, but healthy enough, for all the drought. I don't know whether the farmer was simply rotating his crops, or whether he was prescient, but he usually plants corn (maize) here … corn wouldn't have made it this year:

Well, that's it, folks (I said there were only two, didn't I?) … Cheers!


Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


25 responses to “A couple of shots for the transition of seasons …

  1. MrLeffe

    September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Wonderful pictures and yes this is a strange year.but the golden color is always amazing. Here many farms are closing down they cant harvest So yes there is a very big change going on with the climate.

  2. derWandersmann

    September 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you, Eva , and yes; I must confess that it has me worried.

  3. studio41

    September 10, 2012 at 2:09 am

    looks quite similar here! happy beginning to autumn. 🙂

  4. derWandersmann

    September 10, 2012 at 9:09 am


  5. studio41

    September 11, 2012 at 3:09 am

    funny, tomorrow it will be hot as summertime again!

  6. derWandersmann

    September 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Whaddya mean, "tomorrow"? Today!

  7. derWandersmann

    September 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Dynamite.Hi, Pam; where ya been?

  8. PainterWoman

    September 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Very strange year in ND too. Record breaking heat during the summer and hardly any rain. Lots of cloud build up and it'll rain a bit in several of the small towns around Fargo, but Fargo gets nothing. The ground is hard as a rock. I can't even DIG up the weeds! The thistle is just awful.

  9. PainterWoman

    September 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Hanging in there. After taking care of Mia, grocery shopping for the household, I am trying to get into the art scene here in Fargo. Have gone to several openings which are always enjoyable. But they have artist's talks right after the opening a couple of days later. They are really interesting and you get to ask questions. Just trying to immerse myself in seeing and talking about art so I can eventually figure out why I can't seem to paint. I've got a total block.Mia is napping so I'm trying to do a bit of catching up.

  10. studio41

    September 12, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    I am trying to get into the art scene here in Fargo.

    That's great news, Pam. I hope you find the breakthrough for the painting. you are so gifted and it's a pleasure to see your lovely work.Mia must be a total joy!

  11. derWandersmann

    September 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

    A 25/8 job, from my own memories.

  12. lokutus-prime

    September 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

    :hi: Pam … Good to see you again. :up:

  13. lokutus-prime

    September 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

    :hi: dW …. it's a sad fact that climate-wise things aren't what they used to be. I don't have a lot to add to your excellent post. You hit the nail on the head when you mention over industrialisation. I guess realistic comparisons with the USA are China, India, Brasil, as examples. But many others, including my small country have contributed to making a mess of the climate through past and present industrialisation. I wish there was a positive and productive (as in save-the-planet) solution – one that would be followed through by the prolific and energy-hungry consumer countries and then followed on by all others in the chain of nations that are polluting the planet.Thanks for sharing your thoughts and great photos on this topic.

  14. derWandersmann

    September 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Originally posted by lokutus-prime:

    including my small country

    I seem to recall "the black counties"?

  15. lokutus-prime

    September 28, 2012 at 7:09 am

    The name description "The Black Country" * refers to that part of Britain heavily involved in the "industrial revolution" commencing in the late 18th century (although the name description * came into use in the 19th century) and throughout the 19th century and into the early 20th century, when the industrial. 'Power' of Britain reached its 'zenith' and then went into slow decline. Thereafter, proportionately, the World Pollution Trophy Cup was won by the USA and held until shared, as of now, with the johnnycomelately (in this context only) countries of China, India, Brasil in this 'major league game', so to say.*

  16. SittingFox

    September 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Lovely shots, DW – I like the contrast between the yellow and black in the lower one.

  17. derWandersmann

    September 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you, Adele.

  18. derWandersmann

    October 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you, Zena.

  19. lokutus-prime

    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    :hi: dW … did you read my reply to yours on the "black counties" ? Did anything there offend in any way? :sherlock: If so, that was unintended and my apology is offered.

  20. lokutus-prime

    October 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Thanks, dW … It was information but I guess I also thought we would be having a 'follow on' dialogue on the topic.I didn't know about Victoria curtaining the windows of her railway carriage because of what she saw as her train passed through that region …. Thanks for that info dW. :up:

  21. derWandersmann

    October 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Yes and no, John … I didn't think a reply was in order, since it was simply information. I'll go back and look …No, nothing of offense … indeed, I got a semi-confirmation of my remarks … Thanks, John.I recall Victoria was supposed to curtain the windows of her railway carriage, because she found the sight depressing.

  22. greatZenaida

    October 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    All the picture's show's long and healthy life…:yes:

  23. greatZenaida

    October 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    Thank you, Zena.

    Your wlcm…have great weekend…ahead!:)

  24. harrytheman

    January 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Those are lovely scenes. With the wet outside this makes me feel comforted inside.

  25. derWandersmann

    January 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm



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