Sunday, October 21, 2007

Autumn on the Farm

Here on our farm it is starting to finally feel like autumn. Because we had a dry summer this year our leaves aren't turning the beautiful rusts and golds that we anticipate each year. But still it is nice to feel the cool, crisp mornings and evenings as we sit on the front porch and enjoy a warm cup of coffee. I took the picture looking down the road from our house last Fall when all the trees were changing color and we had a beautiful autumn. This is the road where I take my (almost) daily walks and it is really a treat when the air is cool and the scenery is so beautiful.

About a mile east of us is an old country cemetery that we like to visit now and then, especially on cool autumn days. It is called the Wright Cemetery and there are several generations of some of the families who have lived in this area for as far back as my husband can remember buried there. There are also a few headstones belonging to fallen soldiers from World War I and II. It has a very calm, peaceful feeling that I enjoy.

This is one of the prettiest autumn sunsets that I can remember seeing and I was lucky enough to get a picture of it from our front yard. The sunset itself has the rich colors of autumn spread out like a painter's palette ready for an artist to take up a brush and paint the leaves on every tree. I think some of the things I missed the most when I was a city girl were the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that were hidden behind high-rise buildings.

And what fun is autumn if you can't jump in a big pile of leaves.....or bury your big brother in them!


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Beautiful. Reminds me so much of NE Texas and the country road my parents lived on. There is a cemetery at the end of the road where they and my baby brother are buried. I miss it.
Thanks for the pictures and the memories.


Sharon said...

I love to walk through old cemeteries there are often old varieties of roses still growing without much attention at all.

What's the value of a heaping big pile of leaves if there isn't a child nearby to jump in?

Jill Monroe said...

Beautiful - we just don't get that kind of color and change in my part of Oklahoma!

My Pink Boutique said...

What beautiful pics. Thank so much for sharing! I wish I could live out on a farm, too!