Sunday, August 19, 2012

SUBTLE SIGNS~

This morning the sun dawned sunny and bright with the air dry and cool...a much welcomed relief. Subtle signs of Fall are now beginning to be seen as well as heard...my small friend took a moment from his "busy work" and allowed me the opportunity to snap a photo. Mr. chipmunk's cheek pouches found stretched to the brim with a future winter's day snack...acorns... Mr.Thaddeus P. Scarecrow informed me that he was more than ready to be removed from storage. I happily obliged, out of the dark cellar he came, happy to once again see the light of day.


Afternoon shadows now appear ealier in the day...the cricket's song is sung loud and clear...


crows are found taking their position in nooks and crannies of the old homestead...


butterflies...


dot the landscape...


the flowers of Summer...



















are ready to relinquish their role to the flowers of Autumn...I hope you too have enjoyed this beautiful day, blessings.

25 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Lovely photographs, I remember when I first started blogging and I would come to visit with you each day I would catch my breath at how beautiful your photography was then and is even more so today. I love how you see nature with your heart Julie and then you capture it with your camera to share it with us.
Have a wonderful week.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Julie, yes, there is a hint of Autumn in the air,I feel it to. Love your flowers and Fall goodies that are appearing, yey!!! That sure is a pretty color Coneflower,simply beautiful.That little Chipmuck sure hads his cheeks full, to cute. Enjoy the evening, Blessings Francine.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i can't wait! i got my first pumpkins yesterday.

Michelle said...

I have enjoyed summer, but really am looking forward to fall. Beautiful blooms.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Blessing to you and your family,Cheri

Margaret said...

What a great post! I love all the "signs"--so exciting to see. My favorite season of all!
Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

MTWaggin said...

Those cheeks are adorable!!!

NanaNor's said...

Sunday greetings to you. Maybe I should say Autumn greetings to you.
I love your photos and too have sensed fall is almost here; I have a friend who is a master gardener and she says we are three weeks ahead of normal. I have noticed the fall smell in the air, the cool crisp mornings; I love fall so will embrace its joining us.
Thanks for sharing.
Noreen

Kim said...

We had a little sniff of fallish air today. It made me smile all day. Your photos are beautiful and the shot of the chipmunk cheeks is priceless. I am really looking forward to the fall weather. I even looked online today for new Fall boots :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful pics, Julie (as always!). Signs of fall are coming too quickly to Ohio's north coast and I don't like it, not one little bit.
Hugs :)
Lauren

rockriverstitches said...

Wow gorgeous photos!!! I'm ready for fall! I might have to get a few of my fall decorations out.

Tammy

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Look at that chipmunk what a doll!
So sensible, loading up her larder for the winter.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

It was beautiful here today. Looking forward to doing some fall decorating in the shop this week and trying to hold off a few more weeks for home. Enjoy, Dawn

Chris said...

Lovely post! I can't wait for fall. It is my favorite.

Peacemom said...

Hi Julie! I can feel it in the air! Loving all the cooler temps and harvesting here. Sorry your garden struggled this year, the heat and dryness was definitely a factor here as well. Can't wait for mums and pumpkins and autumn leaves!! Peace to you, ~Vonnie

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Beautiful ~ peaceful post~ love hearing the crickets~
Great photos~
smiles
Teresa

Janice said...

A wonderful collection of photos...especially liked the chipmunk. Like it or not, fall is just around the corner. I'll be in a pumpkin kind of mood...soon.

jody said...

so weird to me how the weather can change to fall like over night! i love it! even been cooking a bit! you have beautiful color in your garden! i love forget me knots remind me of tasha tudor! your little chipmunk is the cutest thing! what a great picture! enjoy your day julie!

annie said...

lovely Julie, just shows why they have always been called chipmonk cheeks! his are surely stuffed full!

nancy huggins said...

Your pictures always make me smile and I always look forward to the doggie pic. Thank you for making my day a little brighter..Well said..wish I could write an interesting post like this one :)
Hugs
Nancy

acorn hollow said...

As we were eating dinner on the porch tonight I saw two colored leaves hit the ground. I say no not yet I am not ready.
Cathy
P.S. I will keep your neice in my prayers so very hard to lose someone so brave.

Parsley said...

Loved the name of your blog so I had to visit. Great photos. I can't wait for fall!!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your photos are beautiful! As you know, I go kicking and screaming into the Fall! LOL!!!

Jenny wren's nest said...

on yesterdays post about migraines, my daughters Dr. gave some good advice, take three Advil eat something drink caffeine and take a nape. It works for her.

Melody said...

Chipmunks are just TOO cute! I too have notice some changes, like that we arise in the near dark to do morning chores these days... The best days of Autumn are just around the corner!! :))))