Sunday, September 12, 2010

mint harvest under a waxing crescent

Last evening I went out on the porch to see if I could find my farmer...
he's harvesting mint leaf for tea and is racing the weather...
he'll stay out in the field until the night air becomes too dewy and the mint stems too tough to go through the combine.
The night sky was so huge and deep indigo blue with a deep salmon streak behind all the mountains...breath taking!
and up above was a big and bright yellowy-white crescent moon
to light my farmer's way home again.

13 comments:

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Christine Crocker said...

Thanks Dixie,

I wish that my photos were as amazing as actually being there...
what a sky it was.


xo,C

katiebird said...

wow...that is truly beautiful mom.

Christine Crocker said...

isn't it?
it was almost the same tonight, but the moon was even bigger and there was a cricket and his friend toad singing down in the poplars,too...

hope you had a great day birthday-ing your sweetheart.
xo,ma

Heather said...

what a beautiful night, I can almost hear the crickets!

Christine Crocker said...

thank you Heather,

it's so nice here on late summer evenings right between dusk and moonlight, all kinds of wildlife come out...

I can see the deer eating my tomatoes much easier,too.

xo,C

Gayle said...

Christe"--

What a beautiful world we all live in...Thank you for taking the photo...

I was also touched by your writing a "country girl's heart...lovely....

Gayle

Christine Crocker said...

thank you dear Gayle,

it is a beautiful world~

right now we're in the midst of a terrific thunder,lightening and rain storm.
Nice to be snug while watching it.
xo,C

Sea Angels said...

I can just imagine the gorgeous smell that must have been everywhere...beautiful picture almost a dream scape.
Hugs
Lynn xxxx

Christine Crocker said...

hello dear Lynn,

it was a beautiful night and each night since then has been in it's own way.
The air is scented with of mint,rain,sagebrush and juniper.

We've had so much rain falling and yet, through the heavy clouds dduring the night, the moon still shown, big and friendly.

Thank you for coming to visit us here,Lynn.
Your corner of the woods must be just beautiful right now,too.
xo,C

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I always imagine the early settlers returning to the homestead long before street lights, with the bright moonlight guiding their way... much like that of your beloved Farmer...
Susan x

Christine Crocker said...

Good morning dear Susan,

thank you for coming to visit, I'm so glad you came.

I would love to have shared our moon with you this morning at about 5ish....
one could have sewn a fine seam by the light of the moon.

xo,C

Penelope's Beehive said...

A beautiful sky! And I can just imagine the minty fragrance clinging to your Farmer...lovely indeed!

Warmly,
J