If you drive the countryside of our corner of the prairie these summer days you will see an ocean of blue every so often. It is a flax field in bloom and a stunning sight to see.
I drive by a North Dakota flax field when I make my way to boomtown Bismarck.
Today the girls are accompanying me in a rare outing for them and I will have to point out this field to them. They know flax from the Blueberry Flax Muffins we make and most recently flax pancakes. But seeing where your food comes from is a concept I try to instill in our kids.
It’s been hot and we are now lacking rain. The cows congregate together to keep off flies. I pulled over to capture these roadside cows near our small town standing at 90 degree angle.
What else have I captured this week besides a flax fields and cows behind fences?
Family shots, like our son playing a home game last night which the boys lost but it was a stunning summer night to enjoy.
After the game the girls and I came home to water the plants. They had to take turns and I was snapping a few pictures when…
Miss E accidentally turned quickly to talk to me with the hose in hand. My screams were heard county wide I am sure. Hunter came barreling out of the house, faster than I have seen him move in a long time. He said my screams sounded like I was being robbed. No, just sprayed down with a hose on a hot day.
Miss E carried on with her watering, more on the cement and gravel than plants.
It’s a big day on July 1st…Miss A is turning age three. She was born on this blog and I’ll have a tribute for her. But tonight I swallowed hard thinking of how fast she has grown.
How will we celebrate? She wants a “tea pahteh at the yake”. Tea party at the lake. Now a tea party in a flax field would be my ideal this week but the local lake will do!
And in case you need one more image to take you into the weekend…soak up the flax field in bloom.
Linking up with Rural Thursdays and Friday Fences.
What’s your favorite field to see in the summer?
I love the flax fields the best. Sometimes when they’re still a long way off, it looks like a small lake. I find myself thinking, “I don’t remember water there!” and then I realize it’s just a field of flax.
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
I had no idea flax blooms blue. Pretty! I am on a total flax kick. I’ve started using half a cup in substitution of half a cup of sugar in a lot of recipes like muffins or quick breads, and it turns out really well 🙂
Awesome I am mobile and not very good at it. Love this post beautiful photos and family. A long weekend of haying here thanks for starting my day. Buttons
aw she’s adorable and happy birthday to her! we spent last night at my oldest son’s game too. it was a double header, first game was extremely hot, 90’s, but by the 2nd game the temps were perfect!
Nancy Claeys says
That flax field is amazing — would love to see it in person.
And happy birthday to your daughter. She’s such a cutie! 🙂
Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo
I’ve never seen a flax field before! I’m pretty sure there aren’t any in Texas unless perhaps they would be in the plains of the Panhandle.
I love the flax fields, and love the cows by the fence. And love the photos of your daughters…our granddaughter turned 3 in February….I am done dreading when she goes to school.
Jan n Jer says
Love the flax field, very pretty! Happy B.day to your little cutie pie!!!
that is really pretty! canola fields in yellow are neat, but flax in blue is too!
and your girls are so cute.
A beautiful blue flax field. Would love to have those around here!
love the path of the cows. (:
Magical Mystical Teacher says
The flax field in bloom must be an awesome sight in person!
Concertina Wire & Sky
I wonder whether the cows are following the fence line – whatever they are doing it makes for a great photograph. The flax looks fabulous.
Many Happy Returns to your beautiful little girl.
What a beautiful picture!!! all those flowers!!!
Did you have a good time in Indy???
lots of hugs and kisses
The flax fields are glorious looking! Happy Bday to Miss A and have fun at the yake!
Aimee @ everydayepistle.com says
The flax fields are beautiful, but I’m most impressed with the self-portrait of you in the car side mirror snapping pictures. That’s a great shot. Tells a story.
I have never seen the flax seed fields in bloom before – very neat! Living in corn and soybean country it is nice to see some other types of agriculture. Thanks for sharing!
Flax only blooms for a week or two at best (late July to early August in Canada), and only for a few hours EARLY each morning, at which point the flower petals slowly fall off until about noon, and the cycle is repeated every morning for those ten days or so. That picture above doesn’t do justice to what an early morning field on the peak day of blooming looks like. It is a mind blowing pure blue, the hue of which changes depending on the angle/direction you view the field from, and the rarity and timing required to witness it only adds to the allure.