Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fall Colors... Or Say What?

Lilacs

Honeysuckle entwined on Forsythia bush

Forsythia showing both fall leaf color and blooms

Purple wildflowers alongside the road


White wildflowers profusely blooming in a brush pile

I did take these photos just this week, I swear! It's been a different year to say the least. We had a cold snap a while back and then allot of rain and very warm muggy temperatures--which evidently conspired to fool these lovely flowers into thinking it was Spring. While Lilacs, Forsythia and Honeysuckle in October isn't something you see around here very often, I'm enjoying their lovely fragrance and colors. Wishing there was some way to bottle up this wonderful sweet fragrance for the cold winter months ahead. Such a bonus--Lilacs in October!

In the last three or four days fall colors really have started to come to the Ozarks. One day the leaves were green and it seemed like the very next day shades of gold, orange and yellow were reflecting the sun. The weather continues mild with only a few chilly mornings so far. I expect that'll soon change overnight too.

Sumac in the fence row... true fall colors
(you can see how green the trees are behind)

2 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Tammy, that is WILD! I wonder if everything will return to normal next year, or if this extra effort will sap the plants' and flowers' ability to "do it again" come spring?

Kathy L. said...

Our winds FINALLY died down enough to let the sheep out of the barn, BUT all my trees - the aspen, crabapple and Siberian elm - are all bare!

I will just have to enjoy your fall with you, Tammy! :) Thanks for posting the pictures.