Saturday, July 05, 2014

Amber waves of grain

No, not America. France. The wheat and other farmed grasses around us are looking to be very close to harvest time. In fact, I have seen hay bales popping up here and there already. On Friday we drove to a restaurant about a half-hour from home and passed many a golden wheat field.

I'm not at all sure this is wheat. It doesn't look like the wheat fields I saw on Friday.

This field is just outside the town of Varennes-sur-Fouzon where we had lunch last weekend. I took the picture during my morning walk with Callie at around 7:30 in the morning.

7 comments:

  1. Definitely it's wheat. And the harvest time is close

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  2. Looks like another year of mostly wheat around here. I was hoping for lots of sunflowers, but so far I've only seen a few.

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  3. but no purple mountains majesty in the background. nor fruited plain either.

    wheat to make bread and other treats!

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  4. Could your picture be of barley (orge) (Sorrry , my keyboard does not like question marks
    You obviously have a good eye, and see a lot of wheat.

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  5. Walt, if the blueness in the remaining green leaves is true, it could....
    because of the overall unevenness of the height....
    be "petit épeautre"... small grain spelt.
    It has a shorter spike than barley...
    or the true spelt which looks like a very tall, two-row, blue-green barley.

    In the Creuse valley they have started harvesting the wheat.

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  6. This looks like wheat to me, with Italian Rye grass growing amongst it.

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