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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gourds have served man for centuries. Food content, bottle, dipper, flask, vase and decorations. Whether primitive or advanced civilization...the versatile gourd has survived. How many other gifts of nature can meet this criteria?

10 comments:

Simply Heather said...

I am going to take a picture of one and share it; something my mother made once upon a time :o). Thank you for reminding me, Dan.

Karrie said...

Very nice! I love the picture!

Dan Felstead said...

Heather, I would love to see the picture. The gourds picture was inspired by a talk I heard from a ranger guide in the Smokies at an old schoolhouse. She ran through all the different uses of gourds over the centuries...very interesting.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Karrie...did you survive the snowstorm?

Dan

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Gourdgeous!

Kathleen said...

Dan, I just found your blog from oneminutewriter. Your work is incredible.

Sunny said...

Dan, the photograph is amasing.

We used gourds as lamps many years ago, I still remember the beauty of a candle light flicking in the dark. Good old days.. *sign*

Dan Felstead said...

Kathleen,
Thank you for your comment and your quilts are beautiful as well! Stop back by anytime, your comments are always welcomed.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

J...thanks for your Gourdeous comment! and Peas to you brother!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny,

Thanks for offering another use of the gourd. I am guessing they were filled with wax...great use for a gift of nature!

Dan