Farm fields zing past as Doc and I drive beach bound.  Cotton fields birthing green though brown tilled fields promise a good harvest in the fall.  A few fields appear as a blanket of green with red polka-dots as far as you can see.


“Those are fallow fields” Doc offers, and I stretch across him to get a better view from his driver’s side window.
“ They are growing red clover?” I look over my shoulder at him.


“Yes, fallow fields are fields set apart for rest. Clover is planted to prevent erosion, as well as giving the soil nitrogen needed for the next growing season.


Sliding back into my seat and fastening the safety belt, my thoughts wander to fallow fields.


Every few years, farmers will fallow a field for a year or more, and I wonder if the field realizes that “fallow” is “hallowed” to the farmer…set aside for a special use, known only by the farmer.


It’s not long before the air holds the fragrance of misty salt, and sea gulls are seen gliding as if there is not one worry to hold them down.


Today I am over visiting my friends at Outside the City Gates.  Would you come over and leave a comment, because they really make my day!


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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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