we gather out here.

9.10.2012



Three days prior to summer's end, there was supper in the field. Chloe and I managed to escape to the farm for one last kick at the holiday can. Late Augusts and early Septembers have always meant tossing corn cob remains over our shoulders and coming back to the tailgate for seconds. They've meant wheat fields and canola fields and swimming in the grain truck. They've meant itchy legs and combine rides with Grampy. There's no longer room in there for me to sit on his lap and "drive". I've gotten too tall, but he gives his knee a slap and refuses to admit it. I'm the strongest man in the world. I love him. I love all of them. I love harvest.

a little video for my faraway family who couldn't come harvesting this year. you're welcome to watch it, too. but do yourself a favour and come view in HD.


24 comments:

  1. as always, beautiful. you are such an old soul. kindred spirits? let's be friends. ;) love you much! h

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  2. that last picture is absolute perfection. i love these.

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  3. Breath-taking pictures, Abbey. You really captured the emotion and spirit in your photos. :) Well done!

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  4. wow, this is awesome. i've always wanted to live out in the country and do things like this. xo

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  5. can I just please come live with you. thanks. be there in a flash.
    ps annnnd I'm not the only person in the blogosphere who likes country music? yeah baby

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  6. beautiful. this is so, so wonderful and warm and golden and emotional for me. it's all so familiar.

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  7. I want to be in the back of the pick up truck, eating a cobb!!!!! This is so fun, and beautiful imagery

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  8. ditto what carlotta said.
    i think sometime during the holidays, my family and i will have to do this, when we won't have to be threatened by the burning hot sun outside.
    seriously, though, i want to come live with you. these photos are so good.

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  9. Thanks Abbey.
    From one of your faraway aunties.... once again you captured some great memories. The whole post makes me smile.
    love you.

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  10. Loved this. Thanks for bringing my family to me!

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  11. lovely, abbey! it feels like i'm there.

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  12. that last picture with the sunset--gorgeous, girl.

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  13. That was so good. Miss my family and harvest and suppers in the field. Thanks for this.

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  14. abbey, this is brilliant. pure, brilliant perfection. thank you for capturing life the way you do.

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  15. That's it. I'm dropping everything to live in Manitoba!

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  16. This post is pure perfection. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  17. aaaahhhh that video is absolutely amazing! my granfather is harvesting oats right now too, only in a much smaller field. :)

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  18. Really like your videography and pictures!! :)

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  19. every single one of your posts is always perfect, abbey. beautiful.

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