“with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Hello dear friends! Can you believe we are already in November, it seems impossible. I am so glad you are here because it is the first Friday of the month which means I am joining my blogging friends for another edition of Floral Friday! If you are here by way of Shirley, Mary, or Lidy, welcome to Everyday Living. I hope you have time to stay and visit as we celebrate a time of harvest.
Our common theme for today is harvest. What do you think of when you hear that word? I immediately think of the time of the year when you gather crops that are mature or ripe. I think about my grandparents who planted and harvested everything by hand. They depended on the harvest to feed their eight children through the long winter months. I also think of the laws of the harvest that are found in scripture, “you will reap what you sow.” Harvest always reveals what we have sown, whether naturally or spiritually. The celebration of harvest is a time to thank God for His blessings and His bountiful provisions.
My photo reminds me of a still life painting that I have hanging in a hallway.
Growing up and living in the Deep South, farming is a common sight around our country home. A couple of nights ago, we could hear the farm equipment well after dark as they were trying to harvest the cotton before the rain. Our son, (Appalachian Digital Media), recently captured this shot of cotton harvest not far from our home. I cannot imagine how back breaking it must have been to harvest cotton by hand.
For a no fuss centerpiece, a bowl, basket, or tray can be filled with fresh fruit and veggies and it provides not only a natural and stunning display, but you then have the bonus of eating the centerpiece. Now that is a win-win!
On Tuesday, My Renaissance Man planned a wonderful birthday dinner in Birmingham at Bottega. This made it convenient to stop by Whole Foods for quality organic produce…Gala apples, Bosc pears, California red grapes, mini pumpkins, French radishes, sweet carrots, an October artichoke, and a healthy red pomegranate. Three small persimmons from our tree (most had fallen on the ground for the little critters) were added to the autumn fruits and veggies!
I so enjoy having friends sit around the coffee table for sweet times of fellowship and treats. This is an easy way to entertain during the busy holiday season and to celebrate the blessings of harvest.
I did add roses to the tray of fruit and vegetables after all, it is Floral Friday! Seriously, fruit or vegetables, or the combination make an easy presentation for the table..it takes so little time and effort.
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