Harvest is upon us.  Mr. Man plans to start dessicating the lentils tonight, so we are plunging full tilt into the busiest time of the year.  I have begun to think of Harvest as Food Season, since most of what I do revolves around food.  I prepare and deliver meals to the fields (with much amazing help from my mother-in-law), can beans, beets, pickles and tomatoes in all their glorious variety, freeze beans and peas and raspberries and zuchinnis, make apple juice and apple sauce, dig potatoes, and gather herbs. 
All this food work leaves little time for art making, so there won't be much in the way of original ideas here for a while, though I hope to find some time in between meals and cleaning up for a bit of play.  
Yesterday morning I woke up far too early and couldn't fall back to sleep.  The sun was just coming up over the hills and I thought I'd go for a walk to try and capture some of that warm morning light with my camera.  Just as I set out, thick fog spread over our yard, so the photos I took were very different than what I set out to find, though beautiful in a different way.
Harvest makes me nervous, since it was so hard for me last year.  I'm trying to be preventative, to allow myself imperfection, and revel in the wonderful parts of this season: daily picnics in the fields, Apple Festival, enjoying the company of our family at mealtimes, yellow sunflowers, warm golden sunlight...  

Here is to making the most of a busy season, hoping to find unexpected beauty.  Cheers!
saskatchewan
8/20/2013 05:15:22 am

These are amazing photographs Maria and you did capture the warmth of the light!
And - with such a positive desire to find it, the busy season will surely be filled with unexpected beauty.

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Maria Enns
8/22/2013 10:55:42 pm

Thanks for the kind thoughts, saskatchewan!

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