We reap and we sow,
an emergence of pleasure.
The harvest begins.
Upon Learning, by Melissa Schwartz

Agra, India
La Esperanza, Colombia

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
– William Blake

 Umbria, Italy

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.

– B. C. Forbes

Banaue, Philippines
Wadi Hadhramaut, Yemen

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow.
Sow an act, and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

– James Allen

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
After the summer’s yield, Lord, it is time
to let your shadow lengthen on the sundials
and in the pastures let the rough winds fly.
As for the final fruits, coax them to roundness.
Direct on them two days of warmer light
to hale them golden toward their term, and harry
the last few drops of sweetness through the wine.
Whoever’s homeless now, will build no shelter;
who lives alone will live indefinitely so,
waking up to read a little, draft long letters,   
and, along the city’s avenues,
fitfully wander, when the wild leaves loosen.

– Rainer Maria Rilke  
Translation by Mary Kinzie


02065_20, Kashmir, 10/1998, KASHMIR-10220. Man harvesting.
Retouched_Ekaterina Savtsova 03/11/2015
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
– William Blake

Srinagar, Kashmir

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.
Under The Harvest Moon
 Carl Sandburg

India, Salt Harvester

Wake up now, look alive,
for here is a day off work just to praise Creation:
the turkey, the squash, and the corn,
these things that ate and drank sunshine, grass, mud, and rain,
and then in the shortening days laid down their
lives for our welfare and onward resolve. . .
Thanksgiving is Creation’s birthday party.
Praise harvest, a pause and sign on the breath of immortality.
– Barbara Kingsolver


By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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31 replies on “Harvest”

Working with natures seasons and rhythms is wondrous. Give thanks for it all, and take rest! Thanks for a great start to a Monday morning, before I get out to the fields a plenty 🙂

Lovely and wonderful photos really. They really tells the story. It´s amazing this style of Steve to take photos. Just in right place, right moment and right light. They looks so nice. It´s so great pleasure to receive email from this blog.

Looking at your pictures, I have all your books, I not only get an experience of the beauty of daily live all over the world but also more understanding for the people, subject of your eye and camera. You make the world a bit more livible despite of all the misery and despoot that so many people have to live in. Gives a bit of hope.

Fall harvest was next year’s life for my grandparents in Canada. Your photos bring back their struggle for family and survival !

Absolutely beautiful! The joy of abundance, the promise of sustenance, the realities of fickle yet hoped for harvest. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing this, and may those who sow, reap fair benefits.

Une technique irréprochable au service d’un regard plein d’humanité. Un grand merci de partager cela avec nous.

Thank you very much Stevebhai for sharing the harvest of your beautiful photographs. Harvest time is also a time of joy and festivities all over the world.
“The best lie someone can tell you is that you will have a bumper harvest when you didn’t plant any seed.”

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