Sunday, 15 January 2012

Food for thought - Sunday Stamps

I have been on a tour of ten countries looking for food to match Viridian's theme this week. Before the food however it's necessary to prepare the ground. This is what I found.

Ploughing in Bangladesh
With more beast being put to work.

Under the yoke in China
Modern ploughing in Scandinavia.

Ploughing a straight furrow in Sweden
While in Asia they tend the beast.

Cattle in Mongolia
Isn't there a saying "as you sow, so shall you reap?"

A reaper in Denmark
But do you need a reaper to gather this crop.

Maize from South Africa
You need to dig to retrieve a root crop like these.

Beetroot (?) from Russia
Presumably you just pick a favourite fruit of mine.

Mangoes in India
I'm not sure what they are preparing here, but it looks like food to me.

A big bowl of food in Togo
And finally two lovers share a meal.

The Lady and the Tramp - USA

That's its, folks. Time for you to tramp off for more food at Sunday Stamps 53


shelly said...

I like your stamp collection. Didn't know that had Lady and the Tramp one.

Debs said...

brilliant! what an original fun way to tackle this theme!

Postcardy said...

That is an interesting group. The Togo stamp is my favorite (even if it might not be food).

viridian said...

Yes, farm equipment is needed first! USSR and beetroot, I am not surprised. Thanks for joining in today.

Margaret Waage said...

Like 'every picture tells a story' so too do these stamp publications. It's amazing how graphics are part of everyday living. Visual imagery is the smorgasbord of life!

Lisa B said...

Very nicely composed sequence!

Little Nell said...

That last one brings back memories!

VioletSky said...

I am wanting some borscht now.....
Nicely done.

Joy said...

You've done a marvellous job of from the soil to the plate. Love the graphics of the Swedish stamp, I always enjoy the ploughing time of year and seeing the patterns appear in the fields.

Lightverse said...

What a delish stamp collection! Very cool!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

The full cycle! Excellent.

Sorry to be so late visiting - still playing catch-up.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. loved the historical-educational flavour to the food we eat stamps - great .. cheers Hilary