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Autumn Days of Color and Light

October 28th, 2008

Well let me just try this again.  After losing an almost finished post (don’t ask…) I’m feeling a little less creative today!  Mostly because I’ve been a little under the weather.  Turned the corner though and we had a cold one last night.  Scrambled to finish up some chores and winterizing.  Tractor battery went dead in the middle of moving a pile of bark…. half a day later it was back in the barn.  Down to less than 29 degrees for half the night and it snapped all the tomatoes and other annuals.   But the darn flies and grasshoppers are still around.  They must have some type of short-term antifreeze in their blood or something.  But the sun came out and the day warmed up nicely, especially with a wood fire in the stove.

Just after sunrise on the way back from school- the Autumn color is highlighted over the Oaks, Maples and Hickories.

Colorful Autumn in Missouri

The landscape is beautiful and the temperatures just right for getting things taken care of outdoors. It’s even supposed to be 70 degrees F on Thursday.   We’re right about at the peak of the fall leaf color changes this week.  Even though the wind has been very strong and lots of leaves are flying around, most of them are still on the trees.  Not for long… Soon it will be time for our annual Leaf Pile Party!  

 But yesterday I discovered that if the boy and I are sitting on the ground collecting hickory nuts, the yellow lab wants to find some too…  Ooof!

Yellow Labrador Retriever playing

Of course, after he knocked me over it was much easier to look up into the canopy of the Oak tree above.  Isn’t it beautiful?

Looking up at Oak Tree in Autumn

Then the Basset Hound comes along and wonders what all the fuss is about… and he’s looking for a little attention too.  Watch out, that nose is dangerous!

Basset Hound nosing around

But {sigh…} afternoons in Autumn are wonderful. 

Sunlight on the water in Autumn

5 Responses to “Autumn Days of Color and Light”

  1. R. Shermanon 28 Oct 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Very cool photos. Makes me wish I didn’t have 5000 things on my calendar for the next week.

    Cheers.

  2. Pabloon 29 Oct 2008 at 5:59 am

    Sigh!

  3. Ed Abbeyon 29 Oct 2008 at 8:23 am

    Funny how you know it is coming and yet Monday night I was scrambling along with everyone else to finish up the last of my winterization stuff. My garden is now officially done for the year.

  4. LENOREon 29 Oct 2008 at 4:00 pm

    How special…to take time amid all the chorefull days to appreciate the glorious color and beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beauon 29 Oct 2008 at 9:08 pm

    R.- I hope you get a chance to enjoy the season! And I know Pablo will make it to Round Rock. Our garden is finished too Ed- I was still picking beans up until Saturday! And thanks for your thoughts Lenore :)

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