Has Fall Left Already

10 Nov

It seems like summer lasted for a long time, we had a brief fall, and when we got up Wednesday morning, I was greeted by a very winter scene.

Of course the snow was nearly gone by the time I arrived home from work, but even today I found snow on the north side of the trees.

There are still remnants of snow on the north facing hill also.  By the way, this is the fence that must be replaced next year.  You can see it if you really try.

We had quite a few inches of snow.  Between the rain and snow, it turned out to be over an inch of precipitation.  That’s good.  We need the moisture, but I’m not sure I’m really ready for winter.

Not only have we had our first snow, but our beautiful colorful leaves have also disappeared.  Any of the leaves I found on the trees today were just brown and dead.

Most of the trees are bare against the skyline.

The crops have been harvested from the fields, and they too are brown and dead beneath tonight’s mourning moon.

I think Iowa fields are still beautiful even when they’re empty.

Even the goats are looking like it’s winter.  The kids are really getting fuzzy and round.

Coral Blackboer

I am not ready for winter.  I still have a lot of work to do outside before winter gets here for real.

Linking to Farm Friend Friday.

Linking to Farmgirl Friday.

Linking to Friday’s Fences.

Linking to You Capture where the theme is fall.

Linking to the Shades of Autumn where the color is brown.


60 Responses to “Has Fall Left Already”

  1. TexWisGirl November 10, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    really beautiful shots, even though winter is coming too soon for you! love the sunset.

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

      It really is beautiful here the entire year round. 🙂

  2. Alica November 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Brrrrrrrr…I’m shivering just looking at that snow! Is the moon mourning perhaps because winter is coming?!

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

      It’s a pagan term~each full moon has a name. November is the mourning moon. It’s a time to reflect and release emotions of the losses of the previous year (especially dealing with the harvest) and prepare to accept the new into our lives. It fits well with the whole idea of Thanksgiving.

  3. Judy November 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    That top photo could have been taken in my yard. We had lots of snow fall on the ground. Wonderful shots here!

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

      Thanks. I was surprised that we actually had that much. Of course, I’m just thankful that we’re getting some much needed moisture before winter really arrives.

  4. debsladybugtexas November 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I’m not ready for winter either…love your photos…the goat is adorable..

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      Thank you. Coral is quite the sweet little lady.

  5. genie November 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    That little kid is precious. I miss my Rosebud and Sagebrush…we need to get out=r goats and our chickens started up again. The old farm seems empty without them. Your moon shots are great. You really did a fine job with the captures.And then there is the snow on the fence and the chairs. We got our freak snow back at Halloween and then it was done the next morning. All it did was kill all the flowers. Nice pictures. genie

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

      I do love all the animals around here. The snow and our colder nights have finally killed the last of my flowers.

  6. kateri November 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    I’m not ready for winter either–the weather man tells us it will be back up to 60 over the weekend. I love the cute little goat in the last photo.

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

      We’re supposed to be warm here, so I’m hoping to get all kinds of winterizing done this weekend. Coral is just so cute and sweet!

  7. Chai Chai November 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    I am noticing snow in a lot of places and yet we don’t have any as of yet – this won’t last too long unfortunately.

    Getting ready for Winter is hard just because one has to acknowledge that Winter is actually upon us.

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      Truly admitting that winter is coming is the hard part.

  8. Dawn Bounds Abercrombie November 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Sometimes I wish I lived where it snowed. I live in Georgia and it was 74 degrees at my house Wednesday. It is getting cooler now, it’s 44 out tonight. I like it when it snows once a year and we close the schools and all get to play outside and then by the next day it is gone… but I don’t know if I would actually want to live in the snow and drive in it!

    • Teresa November 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

      The snow is beautiful, and I do love the seasons. I’m just not quite ready for it yet. Of course I’ll be ready for spring by the beginning of February too. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  9. Tracy November 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    My kids are really fuzzy now too. We haven’t had any snow yet, but it’s in the forecast for tonight. I’m with you, I still have a ton of work to do outside as well. Good luck with your to-do list! 😀

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 6:17 am #

      Hope you don’t get too much snow. Ours didn’t last too long, but it was a wake-up call to get things done.

  10. Stacia November 11, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    Love those moon shots. And do you think Coral would share some of her warm fuzziness? =>

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 6:18 am #

      Thanks. Coral is very free with her snuzzles. She’d be happy to curl up and snuggle to stay warm.

  11. Janis November 11, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    Too early for winter for me too! Great shots of the landscape!

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 7:05 am #

      Thanks. I personally think I live in a very beautiful area. 🙂

  12. faye November 11, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    This is a bittersweet time on the farm, isn’t it? I can just imagine you walking this land and making mental notes of all that needs to be done before winter. At least the goats are doing their part! 🙂 My favorite photo in this collection is the winter nipped branch.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 9:23 am #

      It does take a lot to get ready for winter. It’s sometimes a challenge to be able to feed and water them in bad weather. Each year I try to make it a bit easier.

  13. Sandy November 11, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Snow already! No snow here but finallllllly come cool temps!! So enjoying them. I actually lit the wood stoves this week a little! Our goats are getting furry too LOL. Squeaker the new kid, well 6 weeks or so new is a total fur ball lol.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 9:24 am #

      I can only imagine how fuzzy the little one is! Our snow is gone now, and we’re supposed to be up near 60 again this weekend, but it certainly was a wake-up call!

  14. Rose November 11, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    I like your shots…including the snow…but I am not envious of your snow….yet. Give me a month or two more and I will be wanting some of my own.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 9:25 am #

      I’m not sorry the snow has melted. I’ll be happy to have snow for Christmas, and even in January. Come February, though, I’ll be itching for spring. 🙂

  15. Tricia November 11, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    what a cuuutie in the last pic… too cute! great shots =)

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 9:25 am #

      I have to say, Coral is about the cutest goat you could ever hope to see!

  16. PC PHOTO November 11, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    First snow falls are so pretty.
    Love your captures of the full moon.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      This one was overnight and mostly gone by afternoon. Had to hurry to enjoy it, and I missed most of the great picture opportunities due to working. It really was a beautiful moon. 🙂

  17. Candy C. November 11, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    Beautiful shots of the mourning moon!
    Our goats are getting their winter woolies too and it’s not really that cold here yet!
    Good luck on your winterizing chores! 🙂

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      I think I’ll have some help tomorrow to get the cattle moved to their winter home. That will be a huge part of getting ready.

  18. Judy November 11, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    I like the two shots with the moon, showing the gently rolling hills! And you can keep the snow! I have forbidden it to snow here for another month and a half! Strictly forbidden it, I say!

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 11:20 am #

      I hope that works for you! I do love Iowa’s hills. I read a description years ago (don’t remember what magazine) that called Iowa curvaceous. I love that!

  19. Marigold and the Goatmother November 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    We had that lovely moon here in Washington last night too. No snow here yet, though, except in the mountains. However, we are getting lots of rain and high winds. Great photos!

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      Thanks. It really has been clear skies and great for seeing the moon here.

  20. Kim,USA November 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    We had snow yesterday afternoon. I lived here in SE of MI. Hope tomorrow we are going to warm up! Great shots you have here. Thanks!

    Fridays Fences

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

      Thanks. We’re supposed to be back above normal temps for the weekend. I’m hoping to spend most of it outside getting ready for winter.

  21. Carletta November 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Love the sun through the tree branches and the moon shots are beautiful!
    Little Coral with her bits of brown is as cute as can be.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

      I have several fuzzy kids now, but I do love Coral’s brown spots! Thanks for stopping by.

  22. Buttons November 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    Wow I am not ready for that either. Great shots you are right the fields look wonderful. B

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      They always remind me of a patchwork quilt when you see the different field from far up on a hill.

  23. Satakieli November 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Lovely photos!

    We had a spot of snow yesterday. Not enough to settle like that, but the odd flurry punctuated by sunshine 🙂

    Thanks for taking part in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge!

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Thanks for being such a great hostess! Hope you stay warm. 🙂

  24. Miriam November 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Such lovely pictures, The sunset is fabulous. Thank you for a look at your world.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

      I love sharing my world here. So glad you stopped by.

  25. Ebie November 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Beautiful sky photos. Lucky for us in Southern California, we do not get snow in the city.

    • Teresa November 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

      Thanks so much. I do enjoy having all four seasons, but winter could be just a little bit shorter. 🙂

  26. Cedar November 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    Snow?! I love your moon shot landscapes…really lovely!

    • Teresa November 12, 2011 at 7:06 am #

      Thank you. The snow was a bit much for this early, but it’s gone now.

  27. Light Trigger November 12, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    beautiful captures!!!!

    Light Trigger: OUR ENTRY

  28. Bridget Larsen November 12, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Wow what a change, love that fence

    • Teresa November 12, 2011 at 11:57 am #

      We’re kind of on a roller coaster this fall between above normal to snow and now back to above normal temps.

  29. Jen C. November 12, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Oh wow, snow! It really does seem like you had one of the shortest Autumn if it’s already snowing in your area! I wonder if my dad saw snow too…I should ask him tomorrow when I call him 🙂

    • Teresa November 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

      He probably had some. I’m not sure how much, but it’s all gone now! We’re back to fall. 🙂

  30. Inger-M November 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I love the moon shots!

    • Teresa November 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks. It was so big and beautiful that evening. 🙂

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