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It’s Starting to Look Like Fall

5 Oct

This time of year, I really wish I had trees whose leaves turned brilliant colors.  Alas, mine generally just fade into brown.

Same tree a few days later (and Tony has moved between these two images) an a lot more brown.

Tony in the back, Xerxes and Aurora in front

Cinnamon under the tree

Luckily, I found some brightly colored leaves at my dad’s house!

I still have some splashes of color on my farm.  The flicker provides some.

northern flicker

The mallow is still going strong.  It doesn’t mind a cold, fall rain.  If we don’t get a hard freeze, it will keep blooming until Thanksgiving.

My corn is turning, but there’s still lots of bright green in the buffer strip.

I even managed to get a mini pumpkin from my garden!

Of course, Sky is my assistant photographer.  Boy, is he a great help!

I love this time of year.

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Leaves on a Tree

11 May

It seems like my oak trees are always the last trees to start getting their leaves.

I am thrilled to see the new leaves coming on.

I was just surprised that they are on the tree that fell in a storm earlier this spring.  It seems to be just as alive as it was when it was standing up.

That is some serious tenacity.

I am always amazed at nature.

Back Forty Decorated for Fall

22 Oct

I usually don’t have a lot of bright colors around my farm, but I think the drought this year has created a bit more color.

I was really enjoying the goats on the bright green with the trees in the background.

It doesn’t get any more beautiful than this.

Then they notice me and just assume I’ve brought them all grain or peanuts or whatever, so they have to come running.

Annie is looking more and more like the real herd queen instead of her mother, Sallie.  It’s just odd; although, it would be nice to have a young queen so we don’t have to go through finding another new queen in a couple of years.

Myson is handsome as always.

I do love this time of year.