Friday, August 8, 2014

God bless our farmers

When Steve invited the neighbors to share his abundance of lovely yellow beans, I was twice blessed. 

His crop of beautiful mixed zinnias beckoned me and a host of happy bees and ladybugs.

There I was in the middle of his fields, surrounded by swallows and hummingbirds, warmed by sunshine and the creative flow.

After sketching, I pulled some lovely beans to steam for supper...

I cycled down the road for home, past the hay farmers harvesting their third cutting...

... past horses content in their paddocks and fruit ripening in the sun.

There is such a debt of gratitude we owe to those whose labor feeds us all.
How wonderful it is to till the soil and watch the sprouting plants.
What a special skill those farmers have, being able to coax food from the land.

Food doesn't come from a grocery store, 
it comes from the sweat and toil of those skilled and dedicated farmers who grow it.

God bless our nation's farmers, who give us both food and beauty.


Gloriade said...

Hello Sharyn,
This is my first visit. Your photos are just lovely. You captured the essence of the day.
Yes, thank you to our farmers who put the food on our table. God bless them.

Sharyn Sowell said...

Nancy said…

Your blog is always inspiring but, today's blog made me feel so blessed. I appreciated the reminder that our farmers are some of the real heroes of the world and felt blessed to view your beautiful photography and read your life-affirming words. Thank you!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharyn - Yes truly "God Bless Our Farmers". It is lovely you captured such gorgeous photos. Looking through your pics I could feel the sun, hear the hummers and bees buzzing. Thank you for such a delightful part of your world. Have a great week.