Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Holding on to Autumn

The air is getting colder and colder...
 
we finally broke down and put the heat on this week (just a little).
 
 
 
 
The fall colors are amazing.
 
With the horrible drought and then the cold weather,
 
the remaining leaves are actually pretty bright.
 
 
 
 
Sometimes fall around here tends to be rainy
 
and everything turns brown and falls rather quickly.
 
 
 
 
But this year, a drive in the country
 
is sure to reward you with colorful vistas.
 
 
 
 
These little purple blooms...
 
are they wild asters?
 
...are all over the roadsides.
 
 
 
 
Milkweeds are just exploding with energy!
 
I had to bring a handful of pods home, like a little kid.
 
 
 
 
Even thorny thistles acquire
 
the regal stance of natural scepters.
 
 
 
 
And so autumn hangs on... truly the longest season.
 
Not marked by dates on calendars,
 
but by events..we enjoy her
 
from August's back to school season till Thanksgiving.
 
 
 
Linking this week with:
 
 
 
 


22 comments:

Beth Edwards said...

beautiful fall views. just lovely. (:

Cloudy said...

Lieben herbstlichen Gruß und Fröhlichkeit!

Cloudy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

beautiful fall photos Andrea! I love the fence and the exploding milkweeds. I got some photos of milkweeds the other day.

Red Rose Alley said...

Andrea,
These are pretty Autumn pictures. It is truly a wonderful season. The first picture with the Fall leaves on the tree is my favorite one.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Fiona said...

Beautiful photos Andrea.

I love the fall colours and you have captured everything beautifully.

Sorry I haven't been around much but am happy that I had time to pop in and say hello to you today.

Will read more of your blog and try and catch up, I seem to have missed so much so it will take me a while -
a long while!!!

Hope that you are having a good week and that your family are well.

x Fiona

Sandi said...

Such pretty fall photos! I LOVE FALL color!!
Blessings~

Prims By The Water said...

Lovely Autumn views! Wish that it could stay for a little while longer...so beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Janice

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely pictures. It's so nice to just take a minute and enjoy what Autumn has to offer. Hope you are well. Glad you turned that heat on. :o)

Buttons said...

Oh what beautiful photos I love the milkweed and it brings back happy childhood memories for me also. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the milkweed shots. I broke down and turned on the heat Monday myself. It was 63* in the house before I did!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful photography ~ nature is filled such wonderful gems ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

tiarastantrums said...

beautiful photos - and my heat has been on for 2 weeks now!

Robyn said...

Beautiful fall pictures. It is so fun to capture (and share) the changing colors of nature.

Pat said...

Lovely fall shots!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Judy said...

Beautiful summary of your drive in the country!! Yes, those are wild asters - one species, anyway. I wish we had teasels here, but we must be too far north...

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous shots of the fall countryside!

Marie said...

Such beautiful shots! Loved seeing the trees, milkweed, thistles...all wonderful!

A wondering star said...

A wonderful nature and your pictures is fantastic. Great!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Such pretty views! I am now following from A Rural Journal and look forward to reading more :-)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gorgeous views and prose! I found you through A Rural Journal (like others I see!) and am looking forward to exploring your blog.

KaReN EiLeeN said...

I feel like I've been on a journey through nature. So lovely. So glad I found you. I am now a follower as well!

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