Thursday, August 11, 2016

Harvest Time

If you tickle the earth with a hoe, she laughs with a harvest.
~Douglas Jerrold

Spotlighting harvest time, albeit a bit wistfully. I don't usually have much of a harvest, but my parents do. This year, though, they have had so much rain that only the grass and weeds have thrived.

Saison d-Octobre Recolte des pommes de terre
by Jules Bastien-Lepage

Zweispänniges wagon with harvest helpers on the road on a summer day, 1904
by Fritz Grätz (1875–1915)

By Unknown ("Showell"), 1939-46

The Apple Gatherers
by Frederick Morgan

Breton peasants, circa 1889
by Émile Bernard

Le rappel des glaneuses
By Jules Breton

by John Linnell


Retta said...

Yes, nostalgic. These are wonderful.

Pop said...

Our tomatoes are finally coming in! Just got three beauties just a few minutes ago. Now if only our potatoes (des pommes de terre) would just lie on top of the soil like in the picture. :-)

These paintings are great reminders of all the labor that goes into harvesting. Now you need to have some works that depict all the secondary labor, like snapping beans, mashing grapes, pickling cucumbers, canning tomatoes....