The Year Of Drawing Adventurously 2019 (20) Theme

A biweekly challenge for a total of 26 drawings this year.

It’s the busy season if you’re a farmer. The harvest is in full swing. Putting away the silage for winter, gathering in the crops to feed us all year round, putting up the fruits in canning jars, and drying, freezing or otherwise preserving all the fruits and vegetables grown this year. That’s why this time around, the theme for the challenge is:

“Down on the farm”

Season of Wither

Poem and artwork by Meg Sorick

The rains have come
And the birds have gone
Just the carrion crows
Cackling like crones
Gather in the bare branches
Watchful for a meager meal

Falling Hawthorne berries
And delicate dandelion clocks
Mark the passage of time
Golden gorse and crumbling
Stone walls
Creep the ages by

It is the season for reflection
When death is all around us
To close the doors and windows
On the cold and howling wind
When the brief and bitter daylight
Yields to darkness and decay

To wither or to weather?
Hidden and hermetic
Insulated, introverted
To waste these hours of isolation?
Or cling to life and dream of love
In a springtime so far away

Painting (4) Autumn In My Mind

Here in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, the fall foliage was a huge disappointment. The leaves which normally display a lovely variety of warm and brilliant hues, went from green to dried brown before falling off the trees. This painting is my way of making up for it. Thanks to my photographer friend, sonofabeach96 for the inspiration with this photo of his Kentucky farm: