The sky reflects a brilliant sea of white, the blanket of white mirrors the fleecy clouds above. An outline of bright blue sky illuminates the land. A globe of white, the heaven and earth indistinguishable, saturated with the aroma of cotton. White gold hanging on stalks ripe for picking.
In ten days, if the weather holds out and you observe carefully, you might glimpse a farmer smiling.
All year they toil for this moment.
Christmas in Autumn. Let heaven and nature sing….
Joy to the World, Three Dog Night
|The BAT picking her own cotton.|
This was a three reaction blog! Interesting, very cool, sweet! Love it!
Staci Sandquist says
Wish I was home to smell the cotton. Great and to the point!
Excellenceness! Is that a word? I didn’t think so, but it should be because it describes this post. I also like the pics of your Awesome Mom. She really looks at home!
this was so good,,love reading about the farmer bringing the cotton crop in…and it is about time Barbaragail went to work,,,she looks like a pro up there on that big cotton picker.cotton fields have come a long way and when the fall crops are in the farmer is looking at a crop well done…. ,,,great job.thanks,,cousin gail
I really liked this blog.”Christmas in autumn (looks like a field of snow)…..and [if] you observe carefully, you might glimpse a farmer smiling.” So true. I loved it.
We would alway see a few grins from Thomas about this time of the year. “Let Heaven and Nature Sing”…..Talya’s Mom
Robin Loyd says
It is so ironic to me that your wrting always gives me such a lift. I guess growing up around farming I’ve seen some the things you talk about from the outside looking in. I never thought of ‘harvest time’ being a holiday time for farmers before. But it really is. It’s the culmination of their hard work and sacrifice. Coincidently, my choir at church has their Christmas party in September every year. We all get together with all the Christmas trimmings to preview the Christmas music we will perform. It just so happens that we had our party last night. So I get a little Christmas in Autumn too. I truly enjoyed this one! Thanks for sharing!