|"Harvest's Home," 5 x 7 watercolor holiday greeting card|
"Lay by in store," wrote the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian Christians long ago, urging them to save their gifts for those in need.
That phrase has an agrarian basis, as rural people always took their harvests and prepared for the coming winter--whether canning garden fruit and vegetables, or putting up feed in barns.
I suspect the Pilgrims did the same 401 years ago when they celebrated harvest with the first Thanksgiving.
Barns always catch my attention, and become painting subjects, even though I'm more urban and rural. Why? Don't know one reason, but perhaps one is that they are home to harvests...laying by in store during hard times.