Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Idyllic

Isn't this an idyllic setting? It looks so peaceful and calm in the summer sun. Of course, at some point in the near future, this scene would become alive with harvesters and threshers (I think, anyway. I'm no farmer, after all.) The wheat would be cut and separated from the chaff and leave this beautiful field shorn and ugly with stubble. The picture would become something different altogether. I'm glad that Alissa captured this scene in its perfection and that I was able to paint it. Now it will always look like this in our minds.

Of course, after another season, the field would likely look pretty much like this again, and the cycle would repeat itself. I guess that's the way life is. Sometimes it's pretty, and sometimes it's not. However, I guess the ugliness serves a purpose. If you didn't harvest the wheat, it would grow ugly anyway, and you wouldn't have the grain for use in so many products. In life, the bad times tend to make the good times seem even better. So I guess there's a reason for everything, and God knows what the reason and purpose are. We may not always be able to figure it out, but we don't have to. We have God to help us with that. Life is good...

3 comments:

Susie said...

You've captured this beautifully Nancy :)
Of course, you're so right that the bad times make us appreciate the good times all that much more.
xo

alissasanderson said...

You're talking to me, aren't you?

The painting is lovely. Does it have a home yet?

Judy said...

Nancy, this is such a pretty scene and you have done a great job painting it. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and a great weekend.