Thursday, August 9, 2012

Haymaking in Schnalstal








14 comments:

Dina said...

Hard work on the slopes. Good that there are many hands.

I remember those long wooden rakes from when we made hay at the Swiss monastery. Nice memories.

Sharon said...

Looks like you need good leg muscles and good balance to harvest this hay.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the way you captured the people on the ridge, set off against the distant mountain for a background.

JM said...

Great composition of a fantastic setting!

VP said...

Amazing scenes: things get more complicated up there!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I find it amazing and touching that hay is mown the old fashioned way. Saw a similar scene in Grindlewald and it remains a favorite memory.

Lois said...

I wouldn't mind working with that view!

Lowell said...

I'll bet it's like everyplace else; you gotta make hay while the sun shines! What a sight. I've worked on the back end of a hay baler - not fun. This looks like hard work but more fun. Of course, I'd probably stumble and roll all the way down the mountain!

Jack said...

Karl, these are breathtaking! What a place to work. What hard work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing working environment Karl, I guess you just get used to being surrounded by such beauty..I'm sure I'd be stopping every five minutes and soaking in that view!

Artem Tarasov said...

I was engaged in harvesting hay on flat terrain, but I had no idea how this can be done in the mountains!

Cheri said...

These photos are totally amazing!

Gunn said...

Great images!
And the location is perfect!!
What a view!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

As a city girl, I never knew people harvested hay by hand! Learned something new and enthralled by your images - love the contrast of the colors of the people, the grass, hay, etc. against the almost b&w mountains in the background - wonderful!

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