Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Rains Came...

On Sunday night the clouds began to roll in from the west...
Monday morning's sunrise was hidden in the mist...
And for two days we were cloud-cloaked, enjoying the gentle rains....
 Till on Tuesday afternoon the clouds gathered themselves up and began to move away.
Very little of Autumn's glory remains, save a few bright torches burning on the mountainside.
 

16 comments:

Victoria said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the last one. The apricot leaves against the bare grey trunks...stunning!

(And I'm so glad the little vole from your previous post made it to safety).

Martin H. said...

I love the way you turn the pages of your seasons. "..a few bright torches burning on the mountainside.." Beacons of hope, against the inexorable Winter.

Pat in east TN said...

Even when the clouds surround you, there is still beauty to be seen.

Brian Miller said...

ah, i like those torches....nice pics...

Pamela said...

I enjoy sharing with you the subtle changes of the weather, while you are receiving the first rains, down here we are surrounded by blossoms and mild weather, quite windy up hear on the mountains I should say.

Hens still on strike? would that have anything to do with the weather's changes?

Vicki Lane said...

Pamela -- they usually lay less in cold weather -- but it's not really cold yet. It's more likely tied to fewer hours of daylight. And the moulting.

Bouncin' Barb said...

That was about the time in the Northeast when I would start feeling sad. Winter was coming soon and we were in for cold, cold, cold and lots of snow. Uhhh. I can see why more people become depressed in the winter. Your pics are gorgeous as usual. Thanks.

Suz said...

torches....nice

Friko said...

The spectacle is over for another year, but as you say and demonstrate, there is beauty to be had in nature
in any season.

jennyfreckles said...

Evocative pictures - another season dying and a new one rising. It's raining here too - not gentle, there are floods in Cornwall.

maría cecilia said...

Hope you have a very gentle amount of snow this winter my dear...when I come to see you I´m always expecting to see lots of snow at your property... like last year, it impressed me so much!!!
cariños
maria cecilia

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful photographs. And today is absolutely gorgeous with bright sunshine and blue skies. What a difference a day makes.

Merisi said...

After looking at your images - and reading the words accompanying them - I feel as if something special had just happened before my eyes. Wonderful imagery, I am smitten.

jennyfreckles said...

Vicki - I meant to mention - you asked about Bess of Hardwick. There are biographies: 'Bess of Hardwick, Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast' by David N Durant & another by Mary S Lovell. Both get good reviews though I haven't read them. Plus a novel or two: 'A Woman of Passion' by Virginia Henley & 'The Tower & the Dream' by Jan Westcott.

Vicki Lane said...

Barb -- I think it has to do with less light -- which is why in winter I often spend a lot of time by a sunny window.

Maria Cecilia -- I'm hoping we won't have as much snow as last year but I comfort myself with the thought that I can always visit you beautiful garden when I need a touch of summer.

Merisi == and I had more pictures of the eastern view after the clouds rolled away -- including one with a rainbow. It's a subject I never tire of ...

Thanks you for the recommendations, Jenny!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- Beautiful sky photos -- forerunners of winter -- barbara