It’s difficult to believe that October is over already! Rain and wind has pretty much put an end to most of Autumn’s beauty around here, but I’ve taken some photos throughout October that I wanted to share of the last beauty we enjoyed.
Early in October, the marigolds were still blooming. These were planted to help protect our tomato plants from insects. They really outdid themselves this year! Not only were there no insect problems, the marigolds were simply beautiful!
The mornings were cool when I was out on my run down the street. I love this shot I got of the fog in an old apple orchard.
By the middle of October, colors were starting to reach their peak. This shot was also when I was on a run – my favorite view of the mountain that overlooks the pond below it. We can’t see the pond, but I think this was the morning I could hear the loons calling from there!
We have some beautiful bushes around the farm and yard. I don’t know what the first one is called, but the chickens love to jump up and grab berries off it!
Towards the end of the month the woods were opening up more and more with most leaves down. This one section has a type of tree that turns much later than others, and they were just finally turning color this last week.
We also wanted to share our favorite farm photo for the week. This is our white Araucana, Shelley. She seems to have found what she thinks is a perfect perch to sit and watch the rain!
Is Autumn’s beauty mostly over where you are?
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Bell Fur Zoo says
Wow love all the colors. We usually go on a trip in Oct/Nov to the mountains just to see the changing of the leaves since we don’t really get that until early December around here and it’s not as vibrant. We’ve skipped the trip two years in a row cause of school or work schedules conflicting and I miss it.
Bell Fur Zoo Mama
Oh, I hope you can maybe make it next year! I would really miss the colors if I had to move away from New England.
Kim - Life at Golden Pines says
Your trees really show the best of the season – I feel the same way about barberry bush, we had one at our last house. But thanks to a bad storm on Thursday night, that included high winds that knocked out our power for about 12 hours, it blew a lot of the leaves away too. Visible for us are the 2 homes that are behind us and invisible in the summer months. I’ve noticed that sound is carrying now too, so neighbors can probably hear the dogs bark easier – louder? – now. We’ve even had frost now. So, I guess winter is knocking at our door!!
Hope all is well, and you had a good weekend!!
It’s sounding quite similar where you are! We only have one other home within sight, and can only see it in the summer too. But you really only notice it much at night when the lights are on.
We had that storm too, but luckily did not lose power at our house; many in our area did though.
We had a barberry at our last house, right outside our bedroom and then office window. I cannot stand the smell of the flowers on it! Luckily this one is at least not right outside a window. Plus don’t get too close to it and get stabbed! Hubby just cut this one way back because it was weirdly shaped. I imagine it will come back stronger than ever, since we’re hoping it will just die (though the little birds like to build nests in there, that’s the only good point). LOL
Lynn LaChance says
Wow, gorgeous pics! And cute dog and chick! 😉
M. K. Clinton says
We have barely left summer but did get a freeze this weekend. We had to wear jackets when we rode our bikes yesterday so…The leaves haven’t changed yet. It is absolutely gorgeous where you live.
I’m surprised it’s gotten that cold in TX already! We’re headed into a very cold spell by the end of the week I think. I’m really not looking forward to it!
Gorgeous! I love the barberry bush in autumn too! And your forest is glorious. It looks so familiar after all the years since I lived in NE!!! Yes, autumn is over and it’s snowing here!
I forgot you used to live in NE! You definitely love beautiful places! 🙂
The Island Cats says
Beautiful country…and beautiful fall colors!
We think so too!
Ellen Pilch says
Beautiful fall photos. And I love the one of Shelley read to go snowmobiling 🙂
Our chickens crave adventure. LOL
Brian Frum says
WOW, your fall looks like an art gallery! Love the Shelley photo, that’s a cute one!
When Luke is too busy for photos, the “girls” are always happy to fill in. 🙂
You have such colorful fall foliage.
It’s one of the main reasons I’ll probably never leave New England!
Ducky's & Radar's Mom says
Oh, your colors are beautiful!! I’m so jealous!
We haven’t had much color change yet here on our road. (Maybe over by Jan T’s house, but not here.) A few trees are just starting to change but most are still green. The brown and yellow leaves that are on the ground are mostly from past autumns that we never raked up.
Luke looks handsome as ever! Give him some lovies for me and puppy kisses from his girlfriend, Ducky.
Seasons change, weather changes, but our Luke is always handsome. 🙂 He sends love back to both of you! ♥
Looks gorgeous but autumn continues til Dec 21 (wink)
Tell that to the snow that will arrive well before then! LOL
Tails Around the Ranch says
We kind of skipped much of autumn and went straight to winter with 10+ inches of white stuff and a bitter Arctic freeze here in the city. Luckily I got my fill on the trip to Vail. It’s my favorite time of year. Happy weekend!
A friend of mine is headed out your way to visit her son before Thanksgiving. She’s feeling pretty nervous about the weather! LOL
JoAnn Stancer says
Wow gorgeous pictures.
Love your fall colors. We have some here too, but we have more palm trees than other trees. You know how I enjoy seeing Luke. He’s a most handsome man pups.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches and an extra treat for Luke. ♥
I’m guessing palm trees don’t turn colors? Oh yes, they just stay green. That works too!! 🙂
Luke got some extra treats, and thanks you for the suggestion. 🙂
love the chick on the arctic cat… and to live so close to trees and all that fabulous nature is a gift… for our heart and our soul
It definitely is a gift! We cherish it every day. ♥
We’ve had quite a few hard frosts and cold temps, so most of our leaves are down. Today it is snowing. We are fine with the change in weather, but it was a weird fall with not so many real vibrant colors.
It seemed to happen all at once here, and then it was over. I think we might see our first snow this week.
Molly the AireGirl says
Your Autumn color is so beautiful and how we would love to hear the Loon’s call! The bush with the intense red leaves is the Burning Bush.
Oh, Burning Bush, thank you! I wanted to put those in at our old house but we never did. I love hearing the loons so much! Once in a while we see one fly over too, going from pond to lake. ♥