Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the Autumn season: in fact the word comes from old English hærfest, which meant Autumn (the German word Herbst has the same origin and still means Autumn). The word is a compound word (hær + fest) and its first part has Indo-European roots in *kerp meaning to gather, pluck, harvest. Compare it with the Latin verb carpere meaning to cut, divide, pluck (Carpe diem). So hærfest indicated originally the joyful celebration of finally being possible to gather the mature crops; it extended afterwards its meaning to the all period beginning with the harvest (autumn). Recall also the expression harvest moon which is recorded since 1706 and indicates the full moon within a fortnight of the autumnal equinox (21 of September). However, as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns (especially those who were literate), the word came to refer to the actual activity of reaping, rather than the time of year, and the terms Fall and Autumn began to replace it in the latter sense.

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Tammera!
    a stunner for sure…

  • aww…thank you….
    havnt seen you in awhile…how have you been??

    – Tammera

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU KINDLY QNITA…:)

    – Tammera

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10about 4 years ago

    Beautiful Tammera!!!!

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAR ANGELINA….;)

    – Tammera

  • Haydn Pietrucci
    Haydn Pietrucciabout 4 years ago

    exelent tammera

  • THANK YOU DEAR HAYDYN….;)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    well done !liz

  • AWWW…THANK YOU DEAREST LIZ…;)

    – Tammera

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • THANK YOU MEELI….;)

    – Tammera

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 4 years ago

    TAMMERA,

    i’VE BEEN FINE, JUST WAITING TO GO TO BOISE WHERE MY DAUGHTER LIVES TO HELP WITH THEIR NEWBORN WHEN HE ARRIVES.. AND YOU?

  • PQXRibber
    PQXRibberabout 4 years ago

    Nice touch!

  • THANX EVER SO PQX…;)

    – Tammera

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Tammara; I love the old worldliness…..glad to hear you are doing better…..Light and Peace Always! Joyce

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAR JOYCE….:)

    – Tammera

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful Art, and I love how you and Frannie give so much information in your discriptions. I really appreciate it when someone takes their time to do this for others.

  • AW…DEAREST NORVAL…
    SUCH A GREAT COMPLIMENT …
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY…:)

    – Tammera

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