Sunday, October 3, 2010

Where I Stand Sunday

Today I stood with my coworkers at the grain elevator - in the country - in Kansas - (who would have ever thunk it?)  It is 'harvest' time. Nothing better prepares you for an understanding of life in a farming community than my job right now.  
There is teamwork and dedication, along with camaraderie, gaiety, laughter and high spirits.  This is what the people who farm - live for. Wheat planting along with milo, corn and soybean harvest...the beginning and the ending of the cycle.   It is exciting to be a part of, partake in and observe.  Hubster is hauling grain - an important 'game piece' as well.  I knew there was a reason that October is a favorite month of mine.  I am certain that this October will create fond memories. 

5 comments:

Victoria on Okinawa said...

I don't know if this kind of painting is to your interest but your "where I stand" photos could make a great resource for paintings! Love the stories that go with them too!

Leann said...

Excellent! It's amazing how many people are willing to let you take pictures of their feet!

Pattie Wall said...

Victoria, Lynn Krawczyk (see sidebar) has made a photobook of her "Where I Stand" entries. She writes lovely poetry and prose to go with her photos. Susan Carlin painted one of me and Chaco a couple of years ago..and it is on this blog. I have thought about it. This one would make a good painting. Leann, I had to shoot this one 3 times, they were giggling and making jokes and the guy at 10:00 had about had it. Too close for him...too much "group hug" like. IT was hilarious!

Hooper-Torbet said...

Makes me sad that you have coworkers that aren't me. The picture reminds me of our team pics, just not of heads, but feet! I love reading about what you are up to.

Pattie Wall said...

Erin, perhaps the best team in the world, once existed and shall remain irreplaceable. I am committed to having the time of my life, wherever I am planted...just can't seem to find that group that makes me laugh so hard I pee my pants...☺ It's nice to be remembered and I am so glad you stop by. Miss you!