Friday, October 10, 2014

~AN OCTOBER DAY~

It is Autumn in New England...the countryside is ablaze in colors of red, orange and gold...Weekends find Mr. Dog Trot and I travelling the remote back roads...driving over hill and dale while enjoying the scenic beauty that Maine has to offer...The noon day sun sparkles off the Atlantic ocean...wild turkeys forage from newly chopped corn fields and in the distance a glimpse of a white tail deer as it darts to the safety of the woods beyond...We pass by old New England homes, a red cape... a white saltbox...a grey federal  ...some inhabited while others left abandoned...their secrets tightly held behind old wavy panes of glass...
 
Darkness comes early...shadows dance on old plastered walls, there is a warmth and coziness to the  homestead that only Autumn can bring...
  flower gardens will soon be mulched and prepared for  winter slumber, I give thanks for the beauty that lingers... 
acorns drop...chipmunks scatter...leaves fall and crunch under our feet...Travis jumps in newly formed piles...a favorite pastime is born...
geese fly south...
and a pumpkin tree is in the making...
time to prepare... ghost and goblins will soon be in the air...

12 comments:

Jacque. said...

Nice to see a post, love to read your words. Travis is such a cutie...playing in the leaves. Happy Fall!

Lisa Tucker said...

Oh my!! Your photos are the perfect images of fall!! The second photo took my breath it was so beautiful!! Have a great weekend!

Julia said...

Travis looks like the perfect picture of pure joy. What a great picture.
There's still plenty of colorful beauty at Dog Trot Farm.
Hugs,
JB

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Dear Friend, your post was so comforting, like covering yourself in a worn quilt one loves. Beautiful pictures of your yard and sweet Travis. Fall is such a cozy time of year, thank you, Blessings Francine.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Beautifully written! Travis has grown!

Farm Girl said...

It is a magical place, I bet you are enjoying ever single bit. I love that picture of Travis. What joy. I also like seeing all of those gardens and all of the fall colors.

Kim said...

I don't think we ever outgrow the joy of jumping in a pile of fall leaves. Travis looks happy.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Oh I wish it felt more like fall . I loved your pictures all I needed was some apple cider. Hugs cheri

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a perfect post!

Linda Ann Evans said...

beautiful pictures.....and Travis has grown so much, he is so cute!!!

Ginny said...

Love your October post. Liking the idea of a pumpkin tree!!

Prims By The Water said...

Wonderful Autumn pics! Janice