Friday, December 20, 2013

The Last Vestiges of Fall

I wandered about outside last week to capture some final images of fall. My timing was impeccable as a few days later we were blanketed in a heavy quilt of snow. While I love the splendor that fall provides, it's really rather magical to be in a world of white, perhaps because it's rather rare these days for it to last.

And last it will not, as we are expecting a weekend of freezing rain and ice pellets. We should probably break out the movie Ice Castles and call Uncle right now. I don't think anybody will be going anywhere. 

Our renovations are on hold until after the holidays; we needed a break. It's almost done but not quite enough to have the house completely back in order, but since we won't be hosting any Christmas fiestas this year, it'll do. 

It was the Artist's birthday yesterday and for the first time I can ever remember, we didn't have a tree to place his gifts under. A normal birthday....I wonder if he liked it.

 The Artist wants to thin out our little woods and I noticed, a few months ago, a tree with a definite lean to it. We'll be chopping that one down and using the top for our tree this year. We've grown weary of our local Christmas tree farm with its perfect trees and exorbitant prices. I'm digging this year's free and local version. Here's hoping it's not covered in too much ice.

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Maggid said...

Oh, i love this last photo - i don't know what to call it - the flower you used to post your 5 today.

I am glad to know I'm not the only one feeling the season needs personal consideration . . (pull back from the madness - my words, of course.)

It's gonna be like 40 degrees here this morning - and freezing rain this afternoon . . Mother Nature is showing out.

Snap said...

Your photos are gorgeous. Happy Birthday to the artist. Stay warm and safe and enjoy the tree! Merry Merry!

Nancy said...

So much simple beauty in your photos today -- it is always there if we choose to see it.

Happy Birthday to your Artist -- and good for you on the tree decision. Love it. xo

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Mmmm, beautiful images today! I too love the simplicity of them. My Christmas decorations were sacrificed this year for home improvements also! However, I couldn't stand it and had to set up the old fake tree. I miss all the sparkle, what can I say. Have a wonderful peaceful holiday season!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful photos. happy birthday to your artist. :)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh BEAUTIFUL I am sure you are getting what we are getting beautiful but hard to drive in:) Take care. My Dad's birthday was yesterday too Happy Birthday to your artist. Have a lovely Christmas with your family and be careful out there. HUGS B

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous captures!!! My heart is full to overflowing with the beauty of the images I see whenever I click through one of the Tuesday Textures or Friday Finds. So glad that we have all found Kim and are sharing her journey!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. I found myself drawn in by the simplicity of them.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Happy Belated Birthday to your Artist . Yes it has been rain here all day snow is melting and ice storms are on their way here to over the weekend ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

Lynne said...

I decided to drop in and say hello. I wondered if you were lost in a snow storm . . . I am missing you. Since I haven't commented on this post it is about time I did so!
Lovely images as always. Hope you are well my friend!

Lynne said...

I decided to drop in and say hello. I wondered if you were lost in a snow storm . . . I am missing you. Since I haven't commented on this post it is about time I did so!
Lovely images as always. Hope you are well my friend!

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Just checking in...we miss seeing what's going on at your farm and with your family...hope all is well. -Mary

(madis) said...

wonderful pics!

trav4adventures said...

I just read your goodbye. I'm so sad to hear this. Men can be horrible. My own husband had an affair with his secretary, but we went to counseling and we got back together. That was 22 years ago. In your case, things were different. Please, DO take some time to talk to somebody...a counselor maybe? It will be good to let go of all your feelings...I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl Ann

Flat Creek Farm said...

I have always, and will always, admire you my Bee Girl friend ♥ Please keep in touch. You know a certain gal in Tennessee and I would like to move you closer to us. But we could be a lil selfish ;) We love you! -Tammy & the whole FCF gang

Janice Grinyer said...


john gottman,, to help understand things. I know it helped me understand what happened in my first marriage (12 years!). Made my second marriage (15 yrs and counting!)stronger, and we are both better for it.

BTW it will be ok. just in case you needed to hear it. :)


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Louisette said...

Lovely shots, love much the last.
greeting from Belgium .