Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Little Autumn Color

I almost never like to leave the farm for any length of time for fear of missing something wonderful in the ever changing cycle of the seasons. In spring I want to be here for the first crocus, the daffodils, the tulips. In summer it's the first tomatoes, the new green beans, the corn. There's always something about to bloom or ripen -- and now it's the leaves, edging toward their fall glory.

The Virginia creeper has gone red, as have the dogwoods, and the maples are just beginning to turn.

We'll be back on Monday -- surely I won't miss too much.

I hope to be able to access the Internet from our hotel room. If so, you'll hear from me tomorrow. If not -- till Monday!

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Susan M. Bell said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year in these mountains. (Well, winter too actually. Love even the "possibility" of snow.) My husband and I moved up here in 1993 (October 31 actually) so the leaves were about done turning by then, and we spent the first couple weeks job hunting and such so we didn't really notice them much anyway. But that next autumn...WOW. I remember thinking as we drove up the mountain toward Boone how it looked a bit like the model railroads I'd always loved (and wanted) as a kid. All the hills were just covered with varying shades of gold and orange. It still takes my breath away.

Well, didn't take it away enough to keep me from being long-winded, did it. ;-)

Safe return. Have fun. (And hopefully the cows will stay in while you're away.)

Vicki Lane said...

Ha! I'm actually posting from a motel room in Front Royal, VA. we stopped for the night to avoid ruch hour traffic through DC. Tomorrow it's on to Bouchercon. But it's been a beautiful drive through the Shenandoah Valley -- unfortunately, no pictures as it was rainy, misty -- and the interstate.

More tomorrow.

Tammy said...

Looks like fall has come to your hills! It's slow coming here, but the temps are definately cooler. Hope you have a great time on your get a way!