Thursday, September 25, 2014

Autumn In The Country

I don't usually grab my camera when taking out the trash, and by doing so, I turned a 20 minute round trip into a 2 hour one.    I had fun playing around with these in Photoshop.  Enjoy.
When we moved here, we looked at the property right next to this creek.  But, it was too far from
town, and we worried about the length of the school bus trip.

The same creek - opposite side of the road.  The small damn created several small waterfalls,
making it sound very pretty.

Usually crows are solitary creatures, or at least confined to very small groups, but not at
migration time.  This murder was of an impressive size, but I only caught a small part.

Another group of crows in a swathed wheat field.

Who doesn't love an old log building tucked into the woods?

A pretty sky shot, that creates the feeling of a meandering path below.

I didn't explore this too closely.  My nerves got the better of me.  But, it was definitely a den of some sort.

I loved the way this farmer lined his bales up along the trees.

Water levels have been very high the past couple of years, and as a result many trees are dying.  But it makes
for interesting photography.

With Halloween coming up, I couldn't resist stopping to take a bunch of photos here.  There were tattered
curtains blowing in the broken windows, holes in the roof, partly opened doors.   All the makings of
a haunted house.  I think I'll have to come back to this one, and see if I can add a few 'realistic' ghosts.


  1. Lovely photos Andrea! I never think of crows as being solitary...ever..... However ravens often are alone.......Hugs! deb

    1. We really are used to seeing our crows alone or in pairs. Maybe they are a slightly different breed. But recently, we've been seeing them in groups of 25 to 50! Very unusual.

  2. It is just stunning where you live.
    Hugs to you,

    1. When you take the time to appreciate what's around you, it sure is!

  3. Gorgeous fall scenes. I really enjoyed them all. I'd like to see some other photos of the house there at the end too. It looks rather interesting.

    1. I'll have to go back to that house, and a few others around here. There are some that must have been beautiful in their day.

  4. Oh my, Andrea--what gorgeous photos you've taken--stunning! The old log cabin, the hay bales of hay, the trees by the pond--love them to bits. You're mighty talented--

    1. Thank-you so much Diana! I so thoroughly enjoy all your posts of the vintage finds. I'll have to do one of my own soon!

  5. PS I've not visited in a while (so sorry!), and I'm loving your new header--

  6. Wow - these photos are completely stunning!! Breathtaking scenery. Catching up on my blog reading finally - lovely to see your pictures. J9 x


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