For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
~Naturalist, Edwin Way Teale~
We were recently at the farmers' market ogling the rich bounty of autumn produce: oodles of every kind of apple and squash, wheelbarrows full of carrots, beets, greens, beans, parsnips and nuts... and then it dawned on me: as we harvest, Mother Nature, just as Mr. Teale understood, is planning ahead. The seed pods are flinging their kernels into the wind preparing for a new beginning in the spring. It is really a reassuring thought... all is right with the world... that life will go on.
Our new glassybaby set 'sowing the field' is a reminder of the generous offerings of the sown seed, whether it is a grain of wheat, or a seed of hope.
As you can see, another view of this gorgeous, almost chameleon set implies diverse possibilities:
FYI, the individual colors are 'courage', 'hide & seek', 'nishino', 'eggplant', and 'greenlake'. Aren't they stunning? This has to be one of my favorite sets, especially at this time of year.
Another pet during this season of gleaning is 'harvest'.
It is a deep, plush, sink-your-teeth-into-it color, which of course makes me think of pumpkin pie. Hooray! (And it also makes me think of hay rides when I was just a girl, and there was a harvest moon! But now I digress!)
Here is to a great week.
I hope your football team is victorious, unless of course you are playing the Huskies!
Until next time, my dear glassybaby friends,