Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Harvest in Georgia

Did you look at at the huge moon floating above us last weekend? The harvest moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, is aptly named in our part of the world. Two of our largest and most spectacular crops are at full harvest time right now. The roads are fill with tractors and trucks hauling trailers full of peanuts and the air is full of the tangy aroma. Yummy! And those boiled peanuts are being sold on just about every corner.
Fields that aren't loaded with peanuts are ladened with cotton. Shining in the sunshine, a field of cotton is lovely indeed.
A few years ago, there was not a boll of cotton in our county. Now it's one of our largest crops. Here's a nearby field I snapped on the day of the Harvest Moon.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Be still, my heart

I've been roaming around Tallahassee getting the lay of the land and the sense of the neighborhood. On a morning walk this sign grabbed my attention and for just a minute, my heart.
If anything were ever true!!!
Daughter Katy who is old enough to know her own mind (But that's been true since she was 5!) bought a motorcycle not to very long. And there is a long story about it that is not mine to tell. I enjoy hearing about her adventures, and, maybe, I have bragged a little bit about my daughter's bravery and independence.
Still and all, there's lots of truth in this sign. Think I should frame this picture for her Christmas present?