Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Stroll - Looking out at Autumn


The cordwood fort the boys and Limerick are building gets a little taller everyday. It is the perfect place to look out at Autumn spilling, like golden sunlight, on the eastern hills.

This yellow cone flower is just blooming, while its purple cousins have already gone to seed.



The peach tree leaves are in full color, while the pears on the Bosc pear tree are ripening.

There are seeds in the garden, on tall corn stalks, slender stems of dill, and low growing soybeans.


Bull Thistles drop showers of snowy seeds to the soft earth at the edge of the cultivated fields.

In the front garden a tiny cinquefoil blooms. This little wildflower found her way into the garden when last year's seeds dropped, and now she blooms quietly, tucked away beneath the mums.

All photos by Aisling, October 12, 2008

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8 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling so good to see your entry. Meaningful and there is more fall weather in your area then here in the South.
Blessings to you this day.

Aisling said...

Ernestine, Thank you for visiting. We do have four distinct seasons here in the Great Lakes region. I really enjoy a long, slow autumn which we are having this year. The color change is happening slowly and lingering.

Blessings to you as well.

City Mouse said...

Those pics surely look like Fall to me! Oh, to be a boy again and build forts! Fall is my favorite season, and these photos are just gorgeous!

Aisling said...

Thank you, City Mouse! It is a beautiful time of year. I loved to build forts with my brothers when I was a child. :)

linda said...

aisling, the "boys" fort brings back memories for me. thank you for sharing!

you are so fortunate to have the lovely colors of fall in your area...we don't have much here as yet.

Aisling said...

Linda, It dropped 20 degrees in three hours over night here, so enjoy your slow transition to fall! We are having a very pretty autumn here.

Thanks for visiting!

Martha Marshall said...

What a beautiful place. I love these pictures!

Aisling said...

Martha, Thank you so much! And thank you for visiting! :)