After about 10 days of chilly temperatures, a few rainy days and some gloomy, gray skies, our 'extended summer' came back. How lucky can we get?
We've been enjoying some gloriously sunny fall days, and last Sunday was among the best, with temperatures in the mid 70's (about 25ºC), so my husband and I decided to take a drive after church to savour the beauty, and photograph the wonderful fall colors. I mentioned in the previous post that we hadn't seen a lot of color yet, but since then the leaves have finally turned, and are giving us a truly spectacular show after all.
I think last Friday was probably the peak in our area because we had rain and strong winds on Saturday, which caused quite a few of the leaves to fall. However, the countryside is still looking magnificent, and driving through it is pure delight.
This hay field is being 'green chopped'....a little is chopped each day and fed to the cows. I drive by this meadow on my way to and from work and love to see the changing view each day.
There are some cows under the trees enjoying the gorgeous weather. You'll see them better if you click on the picture for a larger view.
A little village nestled in a valley....
.........surrounded by farms.
There are plenty of huge Maples around here and they give us some of the best color.
Until recent years cows could be seen in abundance, dotting the countryside, but these days they are scattered sparsely in our area, and many of the farms are not 'working farms' anymore.
Ah, there's a bossy enjoying the sunshine!
And here we are home again! There's our farm in the distance, and our neighbor in the foreground, borrowing the little John Deer to do some mowing.
Monday felt like a mid-summer day with the temperature reaching about 85º! I did some gardening, moving a few plants and generally tidying up. It's hard to believe we're so close to the end of October, with Halloween just around the corner!
I appreciate all who stop to say hello and hope you're all having a lovely week :)