Take Time to Stop and Smell the . . . Hay?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with American Foursquare Realty RM423982

Well, we're four days shy of spring -- but the weather was so glorious today I just had to get outside.  And when I do that, I need to have my camera handy, because we often forget how much natural beauty there is around us.

I live in suburban Philadelphia -- central Montgomery County.  One of the things that makes this area so wonderful is its proximity to Philadelphia.  But also how it retains, in many places, its rural charm.  This farm is located on the north side of Valley Forge Road in Worcester Township.  How many times I have whizzed by in my car without every stopping to look at the beauty of the hay rolls in the field.

Worcester Hay Field - Richard Strahm

Just think -- in a month or so all the trees will be green again!

For my photography friends, here is the same picture processed in black and white.  It certain evokes different feelings, no?  The textures are so much more palpable in black and white.

Worcester Hay Field - Richard Strahm

I hope all of my local friends enjoyed this wonderful day -- and I hope all of my other friends had as nice a day as we did!

So -- next time there's a great day, stop somewhere nearby where you've never stopped before and appreciate your local surroundings!

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 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.a4square.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
Richard Strahm
Broker / Owner
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA

415 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

Direct: (215) 853-2624
Office: (215) 647-0700
Fax: (215) 529-8931

Email:  Richard@a4square.com


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Comments (5)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I was at Costco last night in Danville CA and they have all the potted ornamental trees and bushes for sale. It smelled like a jungle. I can deal with that...just not the smell of fresh-mown hay.

Mar 16, 2010 09:55 AM
Marcie Sandalow
Marcie Sandalow, Compass 301.758.4894 - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate

Nice shot, Richard.  

Mar 16, 2010 10:00 AM
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

I LOVE these shots. My kids think I'm crazy now that they are older ... I use to tell them they just droped out of the sky! Giant marsh mellows when they are wrapped.

Mar 16, 2010 10:20 AM
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Vickie - With fresh mown hay you usually get Eau de Manure, too.  That's an acquired taste (smell)!

Liz - I've always wanted to see the machine that wraps the hay rolls in white plastic in action!!

Mar 16, 2010 10:24 AM
Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

Richard, it might be time to clean the sensor on your camera.

Mar 16, 2010 11:55 AM