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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Silvies River Flood Plain

As the winter snow pack melts with the warming spring days, much of the lowlands situated around Burns Oregon become swollen with much needed water. This shot was taken on the Bell-A Ranch where I was attending a cutting horse clinic.

Flood Irrigation
Silvies River Flood Plain
The flood irrigation will allow the wild meadow grasses to grow tall and lush. They will be cut and baled into some mighty fine cattle and horse hay for next winter.

Participating in Friday Fences and SkyWatch Friday!!

10 comments:

Tito Eric said...

Nice shot. Thanks for sharing the beginning works of nature for winter harvest.

Linda said...

Such beautiful views! I love the wide open spaces...not something I get to see very often here!

alwaysbackroads said...

So green and so much water! And the fence tries to hold it all in. Beautiful shot.

lisa said...

Always to good to see water when it is needed!

Jake said...

I love cutting cows! Its so much fun that and pairing out. It would be fun to go to a clinic and learn some more.

Candy C. said...

Sooo jealous of your "wild" hay!! :)

Madge Bloom said...

Hope your clinic was a profitable time Karen... I ran across a photo and link to an article about the Mantle family in Montana and their last horse drive... thought you might enjoy looking at the beautiful photography in it. At: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/the-last-horse-drive/100295/#

Terry and Linda said...

AHHHH the lovely site of water...


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Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

We could sure use some of that moisture right about now down here in Kansas. Oh and some of that beautiful looking future hay! Great photo. Have a wonderful week.
Maura :)

Shirley said...

How'd the clinic go? Bet Colt enjoyed himself too.

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