Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mag 125

Chilmark Hay, 1951 by Thomas Hart Benton

47 comments:

  1. Making hay while the sun still shines!

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  2. this picture reminds me of my days back home while i was a little boy... a very fun thing to remember... thanks Miss Tess!

    have fun everyone! and great week ahead!.

    JJRod'z

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  3. Tahnks Tess. This Benton artist was quite prolific...lots of murals. All I could think about was the poor horse!!

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  4. Ah, a Missourian - Benton. Thanks Tess

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  5. I can't help but feel sorry for that horse! :)

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  6. Lovely photo. Thanks for the prompt, Tess!

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  7. seo sydney

    A great mural that will make you think of that we are more blessed than others. Some work a little harder than us just to make a living. Thanks for this post.

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  8. Sorry Tess, another silly fairy tale. It's summer, after all.

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  9. This was one of my favorites as I love the subject and the artist. Thanks, Tess. I will swing by later to read the others... a busy Sunday today. :)

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  10. His art is really good, thanks Tess.

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  11. not my best freewrite (i tend to give myself 5 minutes to spill forth for magpie) but it's up and that's all that matters haha

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  12. It was a pleasure to go back to Newton County. Funny how all roads lead back to rural Missouri.

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  13. Here I am! So glad to be here, writing a pantoum today. I look forward to reading, commenting and being read and commented. Great image... deep, contented, Sunday morning sigh....

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  14. Thanks for the lovely prompt..

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  15. Thank you Tess for stirring some memories.

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  16. thanks for another great picture Tess..x

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  17. My mind drifted way back to summers on my grandparents' farm ... thank you for the prompt. I messed up the first one, would you please fix??

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  18. I love all the echoing round slopes in this image...so pastoral and beautiful! Thank you Tess...smiles to everyone!!

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  19. It started out just like the picture, but then it wandered off. What could I do but follow it to see where it would end up?

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  20. Thanks for the fun Tess...

    Wander

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  21. I needed a tissue while I was writing mine!

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  22. running behind this week, but i am in...

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    1. caught up through 48...if i did not visit, it is probably because you dont return comment, but if you stop in...i will gladly be over...

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  23. Whew- was not at all sure this one was forthcoming- Sorry to be late.

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  24. Loved the picture this week. Reminded me of my New England !!!

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  25. Tess, what a delightful (inspiring) surprise to bring summer right before our eyes...in such vivid color....!
    Thank you!

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  26. Joining with a differnt pic,if that is acceptable- but with a summer tone and dream...
    Thanks for the propmt and challenge!

    D.

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  27. What an innocent looking picture.
    Thank you. Thank you very much. Move along now. Nothing to see here.

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  28. Hey, one and all! Nice to see you again. I'm back in orbit, and my post is up. Ahhh, it felt good to write the prompt...

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  29. Hello! I've posted mine, and I'll return after dinner to read some of those posted. Thanks for a fun prompt.

    ~Misky

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  30. that is a gorgeous painting... & a great prompt, thanks

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  31. Could that be the last pitchfork of hay that breaks the horse's back?

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  32. Your picture prompt prompted me to see more of his gorgeous paintings.

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  33. My first Magpie in a while. I was captivated by that rural scene.

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  34. Hi Tess- I really liked this prompt - I like Benton - but I've been so busy though I scribbled the poem was not able to work on it till today. Thanks much. Better late than never. Will check on your and others. k.

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  35. Ohhhh, how beautiful and inviting this looks - especially on this wintry Melbourne morning. then I thought of the back-breaking, relentlessly hard work of the farmers of old...

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  36. New here and loving it.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Some beautiful writing.

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  37. Thanks..please read my short poem "This Peace of Land"

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