Harvest is one of my all time favorite Neil Young albums. I remember kids playing "Needle and the Damage Done" in the art room while I saw experimenting sticking my hands and arms in vats of melted casting wax, sculpting dragons, and enameling pennies. One of those kids was Cindy Cashdollar, who is a renowned Dobro player, the Kane brothers who went on to form the Kane Brothers Blues Band. But I digress...

Harvest is also one of my favorite times of the year as I like getting ready to nest. Winter forces me to slow down and live a simpler life, which I know my body and psyche need. We have ordered the fire wood, I am freezing my herbs and veggies and even went as far as buying a Food Saver vacuum sealer. I am making hearty soups and anticipate roasted chickens, potatoes and veggies scenting the house.

I don't mind dressing in layers, and have learned not to fight winter, but be prepared for it, which will include getting the garage cleaned out enough for the VW!!!

HOWEVER - I do miss the light and I have still not figured out how to deal with the blues I can get from the lack of it.

While I was in the midst of freezing my first batch of swiss chard, I shot the operation with my Canon Power Shot A-75, no flash, hand held, and ran them both through Photoshop a bit to lighten and apply a filter. The photos are lush, warm, and inviting. The veggies become rich sensuous shapes. On occasion I will take a shot that makes me want to paint it... and this one shouts to me, even though I don't paint many still lifes. But this one...this one might make me change my mind...if I can ever get BACK into the studio long enough to paint in it!

My pre-heated bed is calling to me, and I must rest up for tomorrow. I could have used another day. Couldn't we all.

Patti O Harvest


tangled stitch said…
Welcome My Friend, or welcome to me at your new(?)blog. I love the colder weather myself but do miss the sunshine and light. I'll be sure to change my link so others can read your inspirational words and see your wonderful talents!

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