Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Fine Art Tuesday


Peder Mørk Mønsted

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to harvest...

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.  Ecc 3:1,2,12,13

Peder Mørk Mønsted, again



Kirsty Bonning (watercolor!)

Van Gogh

One notable thing about sheaves or shocks of grain is that the grain can be harvested shortly after it begins dry-down, thereby minimizing the loss of grain to lodging, birds or simply dropping out of the heads. 

It is my opinion that mechanized harvest is less forgiving of harvesting too early due to issues of mold but more forgiving of harvesting later as less grain is lost.

It was hot, dusty work.

Hat-tip to Lucas Machias for the idea.


  1. Thank you for posting and continuing the traditon.

  2. Also, obviously, shocks of grain can completely be done by hand.

    Thanks ERJ. These sorts of paintings are my favorite.

  3. A most excellent post. Thank you!

  4. Now they spray grain with glyphosate to kill it and dry it prematurely. I saw it in SK 2 months ago. Guess where that glyphosate ends up.


  5. When I was in rural Romania, they still harvested grains that way. Many more horses in the fields than tractors.

  6. Those are beautiful paintings. Like my favorite "The Angelus" by Jean Francois Millet that is hanging here on the wall by my desk. They show what we were capable of physically, spiritually and ethically in times past and may be again in the future when this present insanity comes to a close. ---ken


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