I have a photo bucket list. One of the things on that list was to photograph a field of Flax.
Yesterday Chance had to go out early so after he did his business we headed out. My other baby brother told me about a field up on the prairie.
Flax only blooms for part of the day.
I will wait a few days and go back again. There are new flowers everyday…until it is bloomed out and the seed heads are formed.
Flax fields are rare in this area. Of course there are different kinds of Flax…oilseed or linen seed. The oilseed type can be used to make a flour, as a cattle feed or pressed for their oil. The linen seed type can be used to make fiber that can be spun …it is called linen (The stalks are dried and pounded and the fibers spun.)
It has been 60 years since I first saw a Flax field south of Lake Park Minnesota late one Sunday morning on my way to Uncle Theron and Aunt Skip’s house. I have never forgotten what a beautiful sight it was.
Baby Buffalo and Lightning are still on my photo bucket list.
We have smoke in the air from the fires in Canada.