Winter Wheat Update – June 14

The wheat is “starting to turn”, meaning it has matured and is beginning to turn the golden yellow that people are most familiar with.

In a few weeks, it will be ready for harvest. Back on March 30, it had emerged from its winter dormancy, and I did a post about it, which you may see here. And on April 27, it had grown quite a bit and looked like this.   On May 17, it had put up its seed heads, so I did another post.

We’ve been having a lot of rain lately, and last night the sky looked especially moody,

so I grabbed the trusty camera, and took some pics at the edge of the wheat field.

I look forward to this time every year. I love the warm color of the wheat against stormy skies.

Sunset is also a great time to take pics of the wheat, so the next good sunset, I’ll take some to share with you.


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18 Responses

  1. I hope the storms hold off so your beautiful wheat doesn’t get any damage!

  2. RachelH says:

    Love the pics! I’m just excited that the sun is back out. I’m not sure where in KS you live, but I live in Oklahoma near the border and we had WAY too much rain the past few days. Looks like it might be a good harvest this year.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi RachelH,
      We’re in Northeast KS, and have dodged most of the bad storms so far. Hope you get a break from the rain soon.
      Thanks for visiting,

  3. Linda says:

    Hope the rains and the wind missed you!

    Great photos, by the way!


  4. ellada says:

    You took beautiful pictures of landscapes, it is a pleasure to look at them.

  5. Julie says:

    Love the pictures. Amazing beauty in a crop unfolding huh?
    The skies are amazing. Love to take pictures of the clouds…good job.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Julie,
      All we have to do now is keep our fingers crossed that we don’t get a really heavy rain, hail, or damaging winds between now and harvest. It takes faith to be a farmer.
      Thanks for stopping,

  6. My goodness, your wheat photos take my breathe away with their beauty.

  7. Teresa says:

    The stormy skies do make for beautiful pictures, but I am ready for some sunshine. You are an absolutely great photographer.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Teresa,
      We’re ready for more sunshine too. East of us it rained 4 inches in 2 hours yesterday morning.
      Take care,

  8. Amanda says:

    Beautiful pictures! I love the contrast with the sky. Our stormy skys look much different in NY.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Amanda,
      Here in KS, because of a lack of trees, you can see so much sky that sometimes it is overwhelming.
      Thanks for stopping by,

    • Suzanne says:

      Hey My Kitchen,
      If you loved this, then stay tuned. More wheat posts to come.
      Thanks for stopping,

  9. Missy Jill says:

    Hey, I came over from PW. I can’t tell you how happy I am to see pictures of my homeland! I grew up in Kansas and pine for those stormy skies and wheat fields. I think it’s the most beautiful place on earth. The wide expanse fills my soul!

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Missy Jill,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this. You’re most welcome! How did you end up in Canada from KS? For me, it was to marry my sweetheart. I grew up in Missouri.
      Take care,

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