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Saturday, October 23

sweet October days...

Golden filtered light, a cat or two for company, and a smiling goat...so many simple pleasures this time of year. One of the best, is being outdoors. 


Mornings are crisp and still dark when Bailey and I go outside, and like clockwork, we're sure to hear a loud greeting from our rooster Bandito...most likely telling us it's time to start the day and he'd like a little breakfast!
  
                    

Rains have been continuous all summer, making the grass thick and green...this morning it looks as though it was sprinkled with little diamonds. 


The sinking sun has given evenings a fiery glow...



as it dips below the horizon. 




Corn has been harvested...using two combines when the day is long and rain is in the forecast. 




The farmers were working so long to beat the rain, that they had pizza delivered...no time to stop for dinner. And it made me laugh...

it is just me, or does this look like the famous Big Foot photo?!


 

And before those predicted rains come, Maizy is covered to protect her from the leaks vintage campers are prone to...getting that tarp on is a two, or sometimes three, person job. Hoping to enjoy her a little bit longer before tucking her away for winter.




This morning the fields were covered with mist, while rays of sun peeked through the Magnolia tree...

in a minute, it was gone.




Which got me to thinking...



(Source: here)


Senior pictures have been taken and last night the marching band performed at the final high school football game...don't get me started: time is flying. 

I'm trying hard to remember that the days can easily become full of "things to do" ...  but time with each other isn't endless. 

Enjoy the season you are in...












6 comments:

Staci said...

That picture of the field with the mist and the sun is absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful post! Time does indeed "fly by".

I still remember the day after I graduated from high school. I had waited and waited (and waited and waited...) for graduation to come. That next morning reality hit. I couldn't believe that I went from (in my mind) kid to adult in 24 hours. As a kid I was told when to wake up, when to arrive to school, what to do at school, etc. Now it was all on me. ☺

We were blessed with a nice amount of rain this year as well and our fall temps have FINALLY returned. I even turned on the pellet stove for a little bit this morning to take the chill off.

Happy October and happy fall!

At Home In New Zealand said...

LOL, yes, it definitely looks like Big Foot :))
Your photos are all gorgeous; they have a peacefulness about them that is so rare these days (I especially love the magnolia, sun and mist photo).
The quote is so true. Life passes so quickly, and we need to make time to stop and appreciate and enjoy all the good things that surround us.
Mxx

Prims By The Water said...

That did look like the bigfoot running. LOL What a cute lil camper. I would love one for a she shed myself. Too cute. We are under a frost advisory for tonight. Time to get out the flannel sheets. Lovely photos of the scenery too! Janice

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Staci - thanks so much, the picture was a lucky catch, and in no time the mist had moved on...I'm glad I captured it to remember. Still more rain here...the trees are turning colors, but slowly. Usually by mid-October they've reached their peek...it's an odd year. I love that feeling of the first fire in the fireplace...I'm sure the stove was so cozy! Hope all is well, enjoy the pretty fall! Mary

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Margaret - glad you agree about Big Foot! I just thought it was funny someone delivered pizza to the farmers, it was only after I glanced at the picture it made me laugh! Thank you for your kind words about my photos, I'm glad you like them. I love trying to capture the beauty I see living out here in the country...it can change quickly and be gone in an instant. Mary

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Janice - yay, flannel sheets! One of the best things about cold weather! Glad you like the camper...it makes me smile! A friend and her hubby spruced it up and I always loved it. When she decided to sell, I was on cloud 9. It does make the perfect she-shed - a spot to settle in for a little R&R. And it always makes me laugh, maybe people were smaller in 1963, but the original paperwork says it sleeps 4-6 or 4-8 "very comfortably." Uh no...it sleeps 2, and maybe a little one in the crow's nest! Happy fall! Mary

 
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