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When The Time is Ripe


When The Time is Ripe

When the Time is Ripe: The most favorable time to do something. 

William Shakespeare is believed to have first used this in1 Henry IV  (1597)  (And, may have originated the phrase.).

“ letters shall direct your course/ When time is ripe, which will be suddenly…” -

-1 Henry IV , Act 1, Scene 3, Line 631-2, from Open Source

 [The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Christine Ammer [NPR Interview], 2003, 1997, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company]


Inspired by The Gleaners (Des glaneuses) is an oil painting, by Jean-François Millet completed in 1857.

It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray stalks of wheat after the harvest. In 1891, the painting was donated to the Louvre.[4] 

It now resides in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.


This was made for TALKING ABOUT TIME Contest., hosted by Art-Revival


Theme: Create a digital and visual representation of TIME based on idioms, quotes, aphorisms and proverbs.

References: A Visual List of 100 English IDIOMS FOR TIME with Examples, Time Quotes, Aphorisms by theme: TIME, Motivational Time Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

Due Date: September 30th, 2017



Lancet: Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking:

The Associated Press, Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET

“…more than all war and violence; more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters; More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

“The financial cost from pollution-related death, [and] sickness... is equally massive.. costing…. about 6.2 per cent of the global economy.”



The WHO Says We Need Fresh Air?!, as Marie LeBlanc Artist/Street Photographer Winnipeg says, at her event, Facebook Event Page, for Blanc Nuit.

And, posted highlights, on her Facebook page,…

But, not everyone has equal access to clean air, clean water, food, shelter, health, 

Or, Time…



We are all gleaners of Time.

As the expression goes, “Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may.”

Of course, not everyone gets to glean as much from the fields as they might.


Thanks to all the Stock Artists.




Rock and fields, by feainne-stock

Gleaners and Gatherers:

Medieval Festival 2, by Eirian-stock

Girl With A Pail, by Eirian-stock

Wolves of Faravid II, by Eirian-stock

Vendor And Customers, by Eirian-stock

Medieval Festival 73, by Eirian-stock

Wind Turbines:

Wind Turbines, by EveLivesey

2014.10.03 | Wind turbines, by Stock-Stock-Stock

Wind Turbine, by Nakeithia

Solar Panels, PV Collectors: 

Polycrystaline Photovoltaic 2 and Polycrystaline Photovoltaic, by Californianinja

Solar Boilers: Solar Water Heating Reference: (SWH)


Sunflower, by margarita-morrigan

Stock- Yellow Sunflower petals, by SeaSpryte-stock

Sunflower PNG, by PiXasso79-Stock

Sunflower, by nighthawk101stock


Old Clock Face png, by TinaLouiseUk

Clock by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Clock Face, by TinaLouiseUk

Mantle Clock PNG STOCK, by KarahRobinson-Art

Clock PNG, by Jean52


Flying Birds PNG, by EveLivesey

Flock of Birds Flying Away in Distance PNG Stock, by annamae22

wild geese flying - goose - stock 1, by AStoKo

wild geese flying - goose - stock 3, by AStoKo

Black Capped Chickadee PNG, by artbykristian

Cut-out stock PNG 47 - blue titmouse, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 28 - flying eagle, by Momotte2stocks

Backgrounds and Other Resources:

Hedge PNG, by Jean52

Balancing Act, by Eirian-stock

Daisies, by Eirian-stock

Jester, by Eirian-stock

Cloture en rondin, by Jean52

Textures, from TheFantaSim, for Les Soeurs Pirate, for the Sibling Portrait Challenge, hosted by ManipulateThis. ]


Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10


Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet


Sustainable Energy References [Wikipedia]:

[1] Solar Water Heating (SWH)  is the conversion of sunlight into heat for water heating using a solar thermal collector.[1]

[2] Wind Turbines converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.

[3] Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.[1]

[4] Micro Hydro  is a type of hydroelectric power that typically produces from 5 kW to 100 kW of electricity using the natural flow of water. Installations below 5 kW are called pico hydro.[1] 

[5] Geothermal power is power generated by geothermal energy. Geothermal electricity generation is currently used in 24 countries,[1] while geothermal heating is in use in 70 countries.[2]

[6] Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) is an energy recovery ventilation system using a heat recovery ventilator, heat exchanger, air exchanger, or air-to-air heat exchanger which employs a cross flow or counter-flow heat exchanger.

HRVs provide fresh air and improved climate control, while also saving energy by reducing heating (and cooling) requirements.[2]

Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are closely related; but, ERVs also transfer the humidity between the intake and exhaust.



I can’t help but wonder if the 20th and 19th Centuries were the time to “go big, or go home”, if the future doesn’t belong to micro-hydro, small scale wind farms, individual buildings with solar boilers, PV cells, and HRVs.

While some emerging economies have opted to try to best the west, with ginormous power projects; maybe micro-adaptations would be cheaper and easier to implement, with cumulative benefits, to power generation, and energy conservation:

Like the tiny, feathers that saved theropods, from going extinct, while sauropods, who opted to go bigger, didn’t survive.

Just a thought…



The Gleaners and I (2000) Official HD Trailer [1080p]


Listening to:

godspell All Good Gifts.avi

All For The Best GODSPELL


"'When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.

Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you.”

Leviticus 23:22 , New International Version


Take Care of Each Other

And, Keep Cool…


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Wesley-Souza's avatar
Excellent concept :clap: very creative and well done :love: :clap:
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PVZ2 Sunflower IconThank  Sun Flower  you.  PVZ2 Sunflower Icon  
Lora-Vysotskaya's avatar
This is your best work, love this a lot!
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      :Sunflower-la: Thank you.    :TipOfTheHat:
Hopefully, I'm learning something, in Time.  Clock  
Mr-Ripley's avatar
Very cool concept. Good luck in the contest my friend =D
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annamae22's avatar
Wow, amazing and creative work! Love it Heart  Thanks for including my stock. 
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Thanks.  :timeflies:  Your stock is always helpful. :nod: 
Branka-Artz's avatar
Fantastic. Harvesting the ripe time, what an awesome concept :clap:
Good luck with the contest :hug:
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you. Clock My Mum always said, Timing is everything. 
Branka-Artz's avatar
My pleasure :glomp:
You're mum was a wise woman :)
TinaLouiseUk's avatar
Excellent job! Thank you :) x
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Thank you.:LongStemRose: 
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Thank you. PVZ2 Sunflower Icon 
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Great 👍 I love it❤️
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