Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Burford Surveys His Crops, acrylic on linen, 22 x 28
Elizabeth W. Seaver

I'm sorry to say that Farmer Burford lost his tractor in a poker game, so he must ride his old bicycle about the farm. Today, he's just making an inspection, but when he has to pull the plow, he regrets his profligate ways most deeply. 

Neither he nor Nettie Burford are sitting on their wings. Nettie, even now, bakes cookies, cakes and pies in their farmhouse kitchen to sell at church tomorrow. Burford cannot bake, but he has the best idea ever. It's such a good one, he hasn't even told Nettie yet--it's a surprise. He's setting himself up in a kissing booth, right on the church steps. 
Wouldn't you pay a dollar to kiss this bird on your way into church? He really needs his tractor back.


Anna M. Branner said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Poor Burford. :D

martinealison said...

Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver... Une superbe oeuvre... Des nuances de couleurs qui me plaisent beaucoup. Pas simple de remplacer un tracteur par un vélo!!... Il faut avoir des muscles!
Gros bisous

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is sooooo whimsical and wonderful. Love, love, love the colors! Great work. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Anna: Don't pity Burford. He's got a lotta kissing in his future!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for stopping by Martinealison! I'm glad you like the colors and laughed at Burford's predicament.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Vanessa: I always enjoy your comments and your blog. I'll be back!