Taking a moment for a very personal post. This is a field on the farm at my brother's home. It is in the middle what I call regenerating. Old crop gone, new one planted and ready for growth. Kinda like life. Waiting to see what amazing things new life is going to bring!
Our grandparents toiled these fields so many years ago. I grew up here. I say that not because I actually lived there daily during my entire childhood but it represents the whole of my family. My sisters, my brothers, my grandparents, my aunts & uncles, my cousins and my parents, especially my Dad all had a close connection here, even though some are no longer living or have moved on with their lives.
We spent countless hours roaming this countryside, picking blackberries, wading in the streams. It was a different time & a different world. Half the time ours parents never knew where we were unless it was dinnertime or dishwashing time............or pea shelling time. (Confession, I cheated on that by hiding the unshelled ones. So bad I was!) We had a mule in the barn, feed corn in the crib and countless amazing items on the barn walls that fascinated me. Half of them, I didn't have a clue what they were, but I had a imagination for them all. Pecan trees in the fields along side the cows and so many adventures to be had. So thankful I am for all those times. I was the youngest, always the tag-along child, wanting to be one of the big kids. Now, looking back, I think I was the lucky one always watching how they were all experiencing this life. Left me with some wonderful memories!
My brother has done some awesome things there recently, adding a pond, etc. I love going back to visit. I can feel all those memories wrapping around me every time I feel the wind blowing thru the trees.
It's really a beautiful place for engagement photos but it'd be kind of a long drive to south Georgia!
Love you little brother!