Field of Dreams

There is a field next to our house at the lake~

I dream that it will always stay a field. . .

 Used for growing & harvesting hay~

it’s also growing Daisies. . .

Flowering weeds. . .

Cornflower or Bachelor’s Buttons. . .

An occasional ladybug. . .

Across the field there’s a barn, complete with horse. . .

Who usually teases me by running to the fence then quickly out of the range of my lens~

Make hay while the sun shines!

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  42 comments for “Field of Dreams

  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    April 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Mary…what a blessing to have this wonderful field next to you to be able to take in the beautiful sunshine upon the flowers and the gracefulness of the horses…That is truly heavenly!!!…thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures…you truly capture all things beautiful…

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    April 14, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Prettiest weeds I’ve seen in a long time! Happy Weekend Mary:@)

  3. April 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Beautiful views Mary!
    The blue cornflower/bachelor button may be Chicory. Chicory grows wild here in MO, too.

    Happy Weekend!

  4. April 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Mary, you are truly a gifted photographer. I hope your field always stays as lovely as it is today.


  5. April 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

    How fabulous to have that field next to you. To be able to enjoy the natural things of life like wildflowers and open space is always such a blessing. Of course the wonderful horse and barn are an added gift for the eye. Your wonderful photos are the perfect way to begin a weekend!

  6. April 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Beautiful, Mary! I just love blue flowers, and daisies too! I hope your field always stays just that!

  7. April 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hi Mary,

    This is a truly a field of dreams. Wonderful photos!! Cornflowers and daisies make a lovely combination. :) My in-laws have a field like this and right now it has a crop of buttercups. They let a neighbor harvest hay there at end of summer.

    We had horses when I was in high school and college; they’re beautiful and fascinating creatures. You were lucky to get him to “pose” for you. As always, I love your photography and subject matter. Thanks for sharing the wonderful images and have a great weekend!


  8. April 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Dear Mary, this is such a beautiful post! It sets me into a calming weekend mood, perfect therapy! Thank you! I love the blue color of Cornflowers! Fantastic…

  9. April 14, 2012 at 11:09 am

    A field–the perfect neighbor! Your photos are wonderful. I especially love daisies!

  10. April 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    What a beautiful sight! Your photography is amazing, Mary. Even the teasing horse is captured with your lens. Makes me want to drive to the country and frolic in the wildflowers. I think your lakeside property is what dreams are made of. Thanks for sharing this beauty. ~ sarah

  11. April 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, soooo pretty! When I lived in SC I used to go driving around the countryside with buckets of water in back of my car looking for wild daisies, bacherlor’s buttons, daylilies, hydrangeas and Queen Anne’s Lace to make massive arrangements for my house…I could find them all in old abandoned homesteads and along many of the roads…This is a beautiful time of year in the Carolinas!

  12. April 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh my gosh, that field is beautiful and so colorful! Your pictures of the horse are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  13. April 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Oh! I hope it stays a field too! I once had a forest, but about 5 years ago they came and pulp wooded the acreage behind my house. Such a sad day. It wasn’t my forest, but I got to borrow the view. Your field is beautiful!

  14. April 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    HI Mary,
    I hope the field beside remains a field for a long time. You have captured some beautiful images. I grew up with horses (and cows) but I love to drive around to see some grazing in fields. To me, there is not a more majestic animal than the horse.

  15. Clare
    April 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm


  16. April 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    this is so pastoral and soothing… i had no idea it was so rural at the lake, what a lucky girl you are! i love your photos, so many excellent angle shots… and the horse looks so willd and free taunting you~

    we are on the same train of thought, i have the same kinda sorta post set to go on monday i did last week~

    i haven’t mailed your box yet, i am so bad, days just slip away, and if they are rainy i like to do an extra dose of nothing

  17. April 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    The field is so lovely with the wild flowers and the frisky horse. I’d hope it would stay that way, too. We still have a few places like that near us and I always like to take “the scenic route”.I wish we still had the field and woods behind us, but now it’s a subdivision.
    Hope you’re having a great weekend,

  18. April 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Such lovely images

  19. Pat
    April 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    The cornflower blue is the prettiest blue there is! The horse looks wild and majestic …I think he knows he is so handsome!

  20. Carolyn
    April 15, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Thank you for always brightening the day with touches of natural beauty!

  21. April 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hi Mary, you do have such beautiful views. This field is gorgeous with it’s blooming wildflowers. I remember “Bachelors Buttons” growing on the side of the road, where I would want to pick for my momma. Thanks for bringing that memory back. I don’t know when I’ve heard that name. That horse would drive me crazy teasing like that. I would have to get close enough to pet him, he is beautiful! No Mary, nothing in the field but nature I hope.
    Beautiful post.

    the French Hutch

  22. April 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

    You have no idea how many times I come to your blog for inspiration…such lovliness!! and could you tell me what program you’re using for your collages? I’ve yet to find one with the long skinny spaces . thanky!
    and plz continue to amaze me!!

    • April 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks for everyone’s kind comments & visits! I use Picasa for my collages :)

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  24. Marilyn
    April 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    What a beautiful, pastoral setting! I also picked wildflowers for my mother as we were fortunate to have a wonderful field adjacent to our house. Yellow Buttercups and Daisies were favorites of mine. Seeing those daisies brings back some lovely memories! I agree with you, I hope the field will always be there.

    Honestly, I think my blood pressure goes down with each viewing of your blog!! I love the serenity and beautiful images you always capture with your camera. What a wonderful talent you possess!

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  25. April 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    What a gorgeous field. You captured from beautiful shots of the wild flowers and that beautiful horse. Dreamy, indeed!

  26. April 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Great series and mosaics. The field is gorgeous and I love the horses. Beautiful images, thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  27. April 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous pictures of the wild flowers in the field…I love the bachelor buttons especially.

  28. April 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Gorgeous horse. I love wildflowers. Beautiful, beautiful post. Have a delightful week!

  29. April 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve never seen the blue bachelor buttons grow wild – just beautiful! I sprinkle the seeds throughout my gardens.

  30. Vee
    April 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Exquisite! I love the field, but, ohhhh, that horse! He’s really feeling his oats and I love his high spirits, which you captured so well!

  31. April 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful! We do need all those fields to stay open and natural and beautiful. I hope I can eventually turn my crop land back into pasture some day.

  32. April 16, 2012 at 4:55 am

    It’s so beautiful…the daisies,the cornflowers(love the colour), the barn and the horse.Just love those mosaics!!!Have a great monday!!!

  33. April 16, 2012 at 7:27 am

    How special to have a field of wildflowers. There is hours and hours of photos to be had there. Wonderful. V

  34. April 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Coming here to your blog is good for my health, I always feel like I take a nice deep breath and RELAX as I soak in the beauty! Aren’t horses majestic creatures!? Love the field and hope it stays like that. Blessings surround you. XO, Pinky

  35. April 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Beautiful, nothing short of beautiful! The flowers, the horses, rich in flavor and so close to my own heart!!!

  36. April 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful! What a nice tour.

  37. April 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Lovely pics here! The flowers are so precious. And thank you for visiting me!

  38. Pondside
    April 18, 2012 at 2:05 am

    What a beautiful field to have next door. I love the way you’ve caught the flip of the horse’s tail and the way it seems to be looking over its shoulder at you.

  39. April 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Hi Mary, these photos are beautiful and so is the horse. I think you captured his movements so well with the tail flying! When I was growing up we had a huge field behind us which a farmer would come to cut every summer. Before he came it was filled with wild flowers, and they would come back first after he gathered the hay. We picked so many bouquets for our little tables and dolls. Now it has grown in with trees. I hope your field always stays so pretty. Linda

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