Monday, October 6, 2008

Where have all the Flowers gone?




I just LOVE this time of year. Leaves are beginning to change their clothes and some are shedding them as well, letting everyone know that there is something magical about this season. The picture above was taken on the way to my daughter's house, just a short 3 minutes from me.
The mornings have been cool - not downright cold - just cool and pleasant. Sweater mornings and quilty nights.
Spring colors remind me of a peacock with the brilliance of the color after a stark winter. Fall is a lady that is breathtaking as well in the subtleness of her beauty. My own backyard is just starting to make the change.
I still have morning glories blooming - the flower stalks are setting their seeds for next year and the sweet annie is drying nicely. The artmesia is also making it's tiny flowers that I love to clip, and in a few short months will decorate my Christmas Tree with. The tansy flowers have turned from brilliant yellow to autumn brown.
I have some mums that have begun to bloom with all the fire of fall.


I really need to take a drive to the Blue Ridge soon. I am certain it is peak right now. Sigh. I love the drive around the winding roads. With the cost of fuel, I may just wander my own back forty and take pictures this year. If I do, you know that I will share them with you.

16 comments:

catieann said...

Hi BLondie
I love the picture. I am in midstate New york visiting and helping out my daughter and son in law with the little girls.
It is much cooler back here than it was at home but the beautiful fall colors are so amazing.
thank you for sharing.
catie

Amy said...

GREAT POST!!!!!Beautiful pictures.
Amy

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely mums! I heard that this is THE weekend in the mountains for the leaves. And since it's been so dry, they expect the colors to be even more vibrant. I'm sure there is some sort of metaphor in there somewhere. :)

Thinking of you~

quiltcrazygal said...

Blondie - Such lovely pictures. Please know I am thinking of you! Jenna Louise

Melanie said...

Hia Blondie, it sounds like you are having my fav time of the year now. here in England we have now progressed to the wet and windy Autumn which makes the leaves I like to kick up turn into a soggy mess. YUK.

I love your photos with their lovely colours.

Doreen said...

Love the pictures. I too love this time of year..everything is so crips and beautiful.

Hugs,
D

KKJD1 said...

Love you fall pics! We are hoping to head to north georgia this weekend for a camping trip for my youngest sons b-day. I will be thinking of you when we head that way. One of these days I hope to get all the way up your way and meet you in person. I already fell like I have known you my whole life. How is mom? Think about you often. Love ya, Karen

Amy said...

Blondie, my dear friend, I have awarded your blog!! Go stop by to pick it up!!

Amy

Cariluz and Ike said...

Hi, Blondie! Thanks for the words of encouragement and advice on my blog, you really made me feel so much better. And for the record, I love your blog! NC is a such a beautiful state, the first time my husband took me I was mesmerized (his family is in Raleigh). Your pictures and crafts really make me miss home : ) Thanks again, and if you don't mind, I would like to link you to my blog. God Bless!

Carol said...

Blondie...Your photos are beautiful, and I love the images you paint with your words. I, too, love "Sweater mornings and quilty nights"! I love it all!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. You have some beautiful pictures on your blog. I have added you to my bloglines, and will be back. Have a great day.

Shannon

Cookie said...

I always love seeing North Carolina through your eyes, Blondie!


Atticbabys said...

You have such a beautiful way of seeing all, and expressing it Blondie!

Missing you,
xo
Nan

She'sSewPretty said...

I'd love to see pictures of your "back 40". I have more of a "back 1/4" that is all dusty and dry and sick of the heat. I can't wait for fall!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I just wanted you to know that I tried to email you but it kept bouncing back. thanks so much for visiting me today! I hope all is well with you and your family!

Rick said...

Hi. I was looking for a photo of an okra plant and found your blog.

Fall is nice, but winter is coming and I don't like the short day light. Plus it rains a lot where I live.

Nice fall pics BTW.