This past weekend was gorgeous and since I have a project I'm working on for an oil company it was a nice day for a road trip. Road trips means taking the back roads and see just what you can find. I love finding old barns, wind pumps and my favorite; finding ranches with beautiful horses out in the fields. You would be amazed at just what you will find heading down one road for about 25 miles.
Closer to home not even 3 miles from the house is the Lazy E Ranch. This place is gorgeous with its rolling fields and white fences. It's a pretty famous place around here with its huge arena where they have rodeos and bull riding events all the time. It just so happens that some of the residents where out grazing this evening that we just happen by. I love the black horse with the blaze face.....he was curious and he is flat out gorgeous! To read more about the "Lazy E Ranch" http://www.lazye.com/
Diving on down the road we come across some great old rustic barns and buildings with wind pumps and the beautiful sea of yellow! We had no idea what it was that the farmers where growing until I looked it up and inquired from a few friends. It's Canola. Canola is very widely cultivated throughout the world for the production of animal feed, vegetable oil for human consumption, and biodiesel.
While we were driving we notice a crop duster hard at work dusting the fields for the farmers. We pulled down a dirt road trying to get as close as we could. I wanted a shot of him with the road for a challenge in a group that I belong to......and well I got it!
Love old rustic barns and farmland as much as I do? You can check out more in my "Rural Scenes" gallery: http://www.shutterbyme.com/p652623100