Friday, August 10, 2012

SUNRISE ON POLELINE ROAD


I like to get up early to ride my bike.  This means I can get through town before the streets get busy and there are fewer people to laugh at me as I peddle all red-faced and sweaty up the hill wearing my goofy shorts and bicycle helmet.


Before long I’m humming down Poleline Road.  This is good because there is very little traffic out through the fields and bad because there are TRUCKS.  In the spring the trucks are hauling potatoes from the spud cellars to be processed into everything potato.  This time of year the trucks haul wheat with a few tandem logging trucks loaded with trees for added adventure.

I can hear them long before they come rushing by; nearly blowing me off the pavement in their wake.  This helps me focus and cuts down on lollygagging.


However, this morning there was a sunrise not to be missed.  The combination of smoke from wild fires and haze from the grain harvest pinked up the spacious skies and made the golden wheat fields look even more plush.


The big center pivot sprinklers which are used to water the fields provided quite a contrast.  I wished I had my other camera to truly capture the colors, but my cell phone had to do.  I dropped my bike and wandered into the wheat to get a better angle.


Then realized what I might appear to be doing--- squatting there in the field.
  Oh, well, those passing truckers probably needed a chuckle for their morning.


Here’s a shot of the amber waves of grain 
I got before traveling on down the hill and back home.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it's just beautiful, leenie.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Love the sky shot...just beautiful...you take care on that road now.

Alica said...

I'm sure the truckers needed a laugh! :) That's really pretty...I don't know anywhere around here where you could get a shot like that. We don't have any of your wide open spaces!

Linda Sue said...

The grain is splendid- I really love the perspective of the poles and lines and the road of nothing. Loads of air there. I think I could live on that planet...

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow...the long and narrow road! must be wild to be on a bike and get passed by a huge hauler!

at least the humongous field sprinkler didn't go off while squatting!

great pictures of your morning ride leenie...especially that sunrise!!!

Buttons said...

Oh how I would have loved squatting in that field with you getting just the right angle. I love your eye. Awesome.B

Joanne Noragon said...

I wonder if you left us all singing spacious skies and amber waves of grain. That sunrise is spectacular; thanks for sharing.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos, Leenie! I like how the power lines and road lead your eyes to the horizon in the first photo. Great shot of the grain, too!

Terry and Linda said...

Excellent, Leenie! The colors were amazing and with a cell phone to boot!


Linda
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CeeCee said...

That second picture is stunning! I think you need to break out the watercolors and paint it!

Pam said...

Enjoyed this Leenie.Wonderful shots of those wide open spaces. Thank-you!

CarrieBoo said...

Holy moly! That's splendiferous. You're an energetic little runner bean. Thanks for startin' my day off beautifully. :)

Jenny Woolf said...

There is a lot of beauty in the shapes of machinery against a wonderful sky. How long is your ride to work? looks quite a long way from the photo....

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your phone camera takes great photos! Beautiful sunrise:)