Saturday, October 25, 2008


I just noticed The Secret Life of Bees, the movie, has come out. I read the book several years ago and I'm always interested to see how movie versions compare. You may remember this post of our kind local strawberry farmer's hands. Much of the movie was filmed here in our area and this farmer, also a bee keeper, had a hand in the film project as he was enlisted to train the actors and handle the bees on set. He and his wife have a collection of photos from their experience and a sweet little thank-you note from Dakota Fanning, complete with heart-dotted i's, hanging near their cash register. They must be excited and proud to see the movie complete. I just thought I'd share this little bit of local trivia but also because this is one of my favorite photos and I wanted to share it with Lacy who put out a challenge for photos of hands. This one definitely makes you want to sing, "He's got the whole world in His hands... He's got the little bitty babies in His hands..."


  1. Great picture; great post.
    His hands are a work of art unto themselves!

  2. I ADORE IT! If ever hands told a story those do! Thank you for sharing that story and amazing picture. You captured it exactly.

  3. I love that picture! I hope you don't mind me commenting; I'm a friend of Barb's and found your blog through hers. Your photography is outstanding, really professional quality.

    I lived in Jax until we were stationed here at Parris Island (anything familiar about the name? Ask B. about it sometime) and I loved the local farmers. By any chance is the farmer in the picture also the one who sells rabbit meat? I'm trying to remember the name of that couple, but their farm was spotless and organic if I remember correctly. I loved them! We used to visit all the time. They had bees, goats, turkeys, rabbits... the place was beautiful. The honey was delicious.

  4. Hi Laurie! and thank you!
    I hear your name all the time from Barb:) This man is the owner of the Southwest Farm. We have been to the one you're talking about though - the Whispering Dove Goat Ranch. You're right, that place is great! We finished our honey a while ago -time for more. I had a post about it back in March I think.


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