Monday, October 23, 2006

Too Many Thoughts

Misty morning

Do you ever have too many thoughts and just can't seem to sort them out to put into a post? That's what it's been like for me this week.

Rainy day

We've had rainy days with a little bit of pleasant weather in between, but it's hard to remember, since there hasn't been much of it. Certainly not enough to get many of my fall gardening chores done. When it's not raining the ground is too soggy to work in. Perhaps we'll be lucky and get some balmy November days (wishful thinking).

This is the last fence that Ross built. He planted 2 American Bittersweet plants by it. The birds love the berries it produces.

I'm finally getting my voice back after much croaking over the past week. It's been a quiet week for my hubby :)


I've taken lots of photos around the farm of the fall colors during October. This was the same rainy day as all the above pictures.

Looking up towards some of our woods

Front view

Our "invasive" burning bush

Ross read an article recently which said that some states are banning the sale of burning bush because it's taking over the native plants. Ours grows so slowly I doubt it will be a problem :)

Birds on the wire. We've had lots of starlings around lately.

Up behind the barn

.....where some of the machinery is parked

The cow barn, now empty, except for cats!

Over near Gran's house.....

...some bright colors, now gone.

There are still some leaves on the trees, but most of them are falling rapidly.

And lastly, Murphy having fun in the Maple tree. Check out those paws!

Thanks for all the get well wishes everyone. It's so nice to have such wonderful blog friends :)Posted by Picasa


Tammy said...[Reply]

I love the burning is beautiful...there are a lot of them here in Ohio and I did not know what they were called till just the other day. To me they are as pretty as azalia's in the spring!!

Sue said...[Reply]

This post had a different sort of dreamy feel to it. Kind of misty and drifting into winter. The colors are lovely and you can almost feel the chill in the air!
Love the burning bush but each picture has its own special beauty!
(We're expecting 80's again today!!)
Love Murphy in the tree..
Take care of yourself and drink lots of hot tea (with lemon!)

Karen said...[Reply]

The burning bush is so beautiful at this time of year. (I am waiting for mine to get its crimson leaves. So far it's just a dark burgundy all over.)

We are having the same weather you are. It's impossible to get anything done outdoors.

clairesgarden said...[Reply]

fabulous autumn colours. nice pictures of around the farm. and I love Murphys big feet!

Linda said...[Reply]

Glad you've gotten your voice back and hope you're feeling better. I know what you mean about too many thoughts. It's hard to know how to begin.
I'm usually very upbeat, but too many rainy days make me feel rather gloomy. Hope you get some sunny days soon.
Your pictures are just spectacular. Thanks for bringing fall to south Texas!

HORIZON said...[Reply]

Your place even looks great in the rain- lovely.
Thank you for the email- love the fall colours and mist.
Glad to hear you on the road to recovery- missed your voice :)

Bests for now
and keep well once your 'up and running' ;) xx

Apple said...[Reply]

I'm surprised at the amount of color that we still have here. Not that we can enjoy it with the rain; it's still raining here :(

I love the picture of Murphy.

Val said...[Reply]

Its been rainy and stormy here in UK too. But we arent really into the colours yet, just a few oranges, nothing flaming. Its going to be later, or else the leaves will just drop off!

Great shot of Murphy.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Your beautiful photos almost make me feel the chill in the air. I miss the autum living so far south. Murhpy looks like a tiger about to pounce with those huge paws! Thanks for all the beautiful pics.

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Dianne said...[Reply]

What beautiful country! It looks a wee bit like where I live, but we have smaller hills and a bit more population (I am hoping Zoey reads this). : )

Linda A said...[Reply]

Murphy is wonderful.. amazing paws. Makes me think of a bobcat who got the wrong colors.

You can get lost in the scenery.. I love that they are clear way in the distance, not just up close..

Thank you once again.. They fill some empty spot.

ginger said...[Reply]

Lovely, thanks for sharing! Ginger

Anita said...[Reply]

Amazing, those autumn colours of the trees. And Murphy is so cute....
Fall has finally arrived to Germany now as well and I am looking forward to a long walk in the nearby forest.

lori said...[Reply]

I just love your photos.

Alice said...[Reply]

All your photos are so colourful, Kerri, even if there isn't an abundance of autumn leaves this year (serves you right for 'hogging' all that rain ... lol).

I hope you do get some more balmy days before winter sets in properly. It's a bit sad to think of all those beautiful summer flowers being cut back.

Murphy looks almost 'wild' up in that tree. Great shot.

Zoey said...[Reply]

I've read about the invasivness of the burning bush with the same disbelief you seem to have. I've had them for years and have never found them invasive. Mine grow very slowly and stay right where they were planted.
I have noticed that in places where I dug them out, there are little new ones coming up. I considered that a positive since I want more anyway.

I would not want to get on the wrong side of Murphy--those are some big paws!

PEA said...[Reply]

It doesn't matter what season you take your pictures in, they are so very beautiful!! You still have a lot of colour over in northern Ontario our trees are all bare so it looks very stark and dark. It's been raining/snow flurries the last couple of days and going no higher than 4 Celcius! Glad to hear you're getting your voice back:-) Hugs xox

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

The burning bush must not be native to our area because they grow so slowly and right where you plant them without spreading. I have had mine for several years and they are not even over my head yet.

Murphy has those big paws too, doesn't he.

Two days without rain...Horay! But it's been very cold here.

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

Your colors are pretty even on a cloudy day. I am so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I am so behind on my commenting because I am dealing with chronic pain in my neck...I hate that I lose touch with my friends. You take it easy and get better.

Murphy is a hoot!


Annie in Austin said...[Reply]

Everything looks so beautiful, but as Sue said - there's a dreamy quality to everything, an invitation to contemplate the land rather than do anything to it. Guess that works for life, too - think about it without trying to change it.


Sonia said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri, first of all I am glad your voice is fine!
What a beautiful pictures! Love the colour of your woods! Just stunning!
Looks Murphy had a great fun in the Maple tree!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Terrific fall photos. I enjoyed them very much.

We had a cat named Murphy years ago. She was a real sweetie. Your Murphy looks a little devilish up in that tree! LOL

God bless!

Judith said...[Reply]

Glad your voice is returning, Kerri! I sure can relate to having too many thoughts and unable to sort them for a post. Sometimes they spill out one after another and posts happen, other times I don't quite focus, there are so many ideas. What a nice misty morning you have photographed. A double pawed cat! How lovely--Murphy is gorgeous. I can't get over your landscape--it must be endless photo time for you. All that exploring you can do.

kylieps said...[Reply]

Are you better yet, Mummy?
your pics are beautiful as always. I drove by Glen Falls state park yesterday and thought about taking some pics for you- but it was snowing and awful!
love you,

Sigrun said...[Reply]

Oh I feel with you, Kerri. I know days with a lot of thoughts!
Your photos are like mine, in Germany is the same weather.


Anonymous said...[Reply]

Beautiful country! I love your farm. I was raised on a farm and your barn reminds me of our barn. Sometimes I really miss living out in the country. If we ever move again, we both want to buy a country home. Anyway thanks for the beautiful settings.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Six toes? Such a handsome kitty.

Anonymous said...[Reply]

hi there, very good pictures! is it where you live? I do love nature too, but unfortunately looking out of the window I only see Rome (Italy) from above. rome is faschinating yet it's a too big city, for Italian standards obviously...
I hope, one day, to go to Australia!
Pace e Bene