Simple Country Beauty


Maybe it’s just me, but I was struck by how cool these giant hay bales looked scattered throughout this field.

So, after several days of admiring them everytime I drove past on my way to town, today I finally pulled over –

– braved the chigger filled weeds by the side of the road,

and snapped a few pictures. Sometimes it’s just simple things like this that make me happy – and that’s okay!

About lilruby jewelry

My name is Joan Williams and I'm a self taught jewelry designer and mixed media artist. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and I now live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son and jillions of beads - along with lots of ephemera and stuff that my packrat ancestors saved (and I'm so glad they did)! My passion is creating jewelry that bears the patina of time and travel, using a blend of new components and found objects. I'm also crazy about antiques, horses, flowers, rusty hinges and chipped paint, so you never know what I might be inspired to talk about. I hope you'll stop by from time to time to see what I'm up to! Click below to visit my Etsy shop and my Facebook page, and to see additional photos on Flickr.

2 responses »

  1. Not surprisingly Joan I have always found this scene peaceful for some reason. Growing up in farm country I always admired the work and precision. Back then they were all rectangular bales. Sounds weird, I am sure, but these huge perfect round “bales” represent a more quiet time in life.

    • I was thinking when I took the pictures, that all I remember seeing growing up in Illinois were the smaller rectangular ones too. Maybe that’s why I was fascinated with these!

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