Thursday, March 19, 2009

Theme Thursday - Vegetable


"I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from and Old Manse

Music: "The Garden Song" by David Mallett


Photograph © 2005 & 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger

23 comments:

  1. I can relate to that quote. I've been gazing besottedly at my young radish sprouts.

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  2. oh that song!! takes me back - was a standard back in the late 80s when we were doing serious protesting against nukes, u.s activities in central america, etc. thanks for the memories....

    love the effect on that photo.... some of the colors are very bonnard like! and then of course the subject matter!

    nice earworm to have today! thanks!!

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  3. nice Hawthorne quote. watching new life, struggle to reach the skies, amazing.

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  4. That's a great image you're using today. Did you do it yourself?

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  5. Thanks everybody!

    Kim, yeah, it's been my earworm ever since I found it last night. Definitely a nice song to have running on a loop in the brain.

    Clever Pup, I took that shot back in the Summer of 2005 on returning from a trip to Newport's weekly farmers' market. I couldn't help myself; I just had to arrange the produce as a still life and start shooting. Last night I dragged it out of the archives and played with it in Photoshop, and that's the result.

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  6. Lovely. Perfect for my mood.

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  7. But wait a minute...that wine is a fruit! ;)

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  8. Hey Roy, have a great Theme Thursday!

    I like your post and picture lol
    Thank you for the song, too.

    Take care
    peace and love
    xoxo

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  9. Nice photo and wonderful Hawthorne quote!

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  10. I pressed the wrong link and don't know where I sent my comment!

    anyway once more for posterity...
    Great! magnifique!

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  11. Lovely song, I can't wait to get outside and start planting a few vegetables.

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  12. Hi Roy, that song is a mind jogger! Nice how you tied it into the theme :)

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  13. Very pleasant quote, tasty veggie photo and the song. Brougt a smile to my heart!

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  14. Hi roy,
    your quote reminds me of the awe & wonder i used to see in my young students' faces when i used to teach elementary school. when their bean plants would grow, it was like WOW! BAM!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. "a rose of early peas" Wow! That's beautiful.

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  16. All this talk of 'growing your own' this week, I'm almost motivated to plant some vegies rather than my measly herb garden!

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  17. I didn't comment earlier because I wanted to come back and hear the song first.

    I liked it very much. A nice voice and tempo for this quiet evening. Thanks!

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  18. I like that image very much.

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  19. Thank you for the song. I closed my eyes to listen to it and then that helps me to concentrate on the words. It was such a true song. I can remember when I had my garden growing that I would sometimes just go check each day to see how much it had grown from the day before. I had to learn you could not do this, that it was better to wait a few days.

    I really like how the picture turned out. It looks like it would be good to hang on a kitchen wall. All these veggies today, I had to go buy some. Steamed broccoli sounds so good right now.

    God bless.

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