Friday, October 22, 2010

Fabulous Fall Days!

A beckoning fall path.

I love old stumps!

It's fun to walk in the crunchy leaves!

More paths, leading to more trails in the woods.

Don't forget to look up!

When the corn has been picked we can walk out that field, too.

Daniel and I like to make a game out of catching
leaves as they fall from the trees.

The colors were so brilliant on this bright autumn morning.

Here in Wisconsin we've been blessed with a spectacular autumn. It's been warm and sunny and the foliage has been breathtaking. Daniel and I were out for a walk in the woods a couple weeks ago and I snapped a few photos of our lovely outing.
I walked the same path this morning with the dogs and while still beautiful, it looks decidedly different. Most of the trees are bare with just the oaks and buckthorns still clinging to their leaves. Everything is fading and withering, preparing for the winter ahead.
It's time to clean up the yard, burn the brush pile, empty the planters and (finally!) fill the birdfeeders. I couldn't stand it any longer and a couple days ago I decided to take my chances with the bears and start feeding the birds again. They are just rediscovering them so I haven't seen a wide variety yet, just the white breasted nuthatch, chickadee, downy woodpecker, goldfinch and blue jay.
Have a glorious day, whether you're in the country or city and may you be blessed!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh what gorgeous Fall pictures! The cookies below look wonderful. You are a very patient baker. rolled cookies take a lot more work than standard chocolate chip but so worth it. I like em dipped in my coffee!

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Jodie,
Just stopping in to say hello and see what you have been up to. The totally funny thing is that the day you discovered my sister, I had visited you, but I don't think my computer let my comment go through.

Looks like you guys have been having a great fall. We have been so spoiled with this one, haven't we? I don't want it to end. My kids just spend some time in your neck of the woods, they said the weather was unbelievable.

I'll have to catch back up with ya. Next time you go to IKEA, call me and I'll meet ya there! Have a great Halloween weekend,

Leslie said...

I loved seeing these fall photos. They remind me so much of the Illinois autumns of my youth. I still miss that every year, here in Florida where fall is just a whisper, if it comes at all. But I can't say I miss the many months of grey skies and below zero temps! In a perfect world, I would avoid both Florida summers and northern winters...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog this morning!

Katherine Sophia said...

Beautiful pictures! I love walking in the woods! :)