As we say here in the south: “Happy Fall, Y’all”. Autumn begins tomorrow, and I must say that I have mixed emotions about the departure of summer.
I love the warm weather and being able to go out without bundling up in a coat, gloves, etc. However. Around this time of year, the heat and humidity in our area have just about worn out their welcome.
And although it means fewer days of flip-flops and sandals, the approach of cooler weather means that I can start looking forward to little things like wearing a scarf with my outfit.
Pumpkin spice is everywhere. (We even saw a sign at an oil lube shop in the Outer Banks last week that read: “Pumpkin spice oil changes are back”.)
And with fall comes the early morning fog across the fields; in this case, fog at sunrise over a nearby cotton field.
And it’s easy to believe that maybe, just maybe, summer may be a bit overrated.
Perhaps I am ready for sweater weather.
“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” ~Charles Dickens
~These Days Of Mine~
As you’ve probably heard, autumn arrives this evening at 10:29. It’s been a beautiful summer.
But, this year, autumn seems anxious to share her own beauty.
“Nature gives to every season a beauty of its own.”
~These Days Of Mine~
Last weekend, Motor Man and I took an overnight trip to West Virginia with friends. We went on a couple of train rides; you’ll probably read more about that in a few days.
But, since today is Tuesday, I wanted to participate in Tricia’s Barn Charm. I took photos of lots of barns on our trip. I just had one problem: I couldn’t choose just ONE barn picture to share. So I’m sharing four.
This first barn was somewhere near the Harrisonburg area of Virginia. It was snowing heavily there as we passed through on Saturday morning. I love the little fence-lined lane (road?) beside the barn.
Snow on the roof of this cinder block barn. And a lone cow.
It’s pretty obvious in this next picture that this was a snowy day in autumn. There’s just a little orange remaining on the trees to the right. And on the left, the snow on the tree branches almost looks like cotton balls.
My last photo, just like the others, was taken from the car as we were driving down the highway, thus the blurred tree in the foreground. The afternoon sun was shining on a little fall foliage up in the mountains.
So how about you? Are you able to choose a favorite from these snowy autumn barn photos?
Linking up to Barn Charm