It’s autumn time in the country side. I just want to stay outdoors and soak it all in.
Time for faded blue jeans, brown boots and my favorite Robin egg sweater.
Colors abound; Amber waves amid rust, sage, and apricot.
Wet or crunchy leaves mat the ground, lining up along the road in friendly clumps.
Various textures mingle together; They charm my senses and quietly beg me to capture the moment.
I roam my backyard, ever so gratified with my Creator’s orchestration.
It couldn’t be more perfect, I muse; The natural harmony overwhelms me.
I am deeply, utterly, passionately… content!
I think when I return home from my autumn exploration, I’ll curl up on my deck with the cat and a classic book!
♥ Last week while my son was away at a youth conference, and after I had recovered from a rather traumatic root canal (I had to see a specialist because my tooth’s roots were curvy), there was this glorious autumn day beckoning me to “come out and play”. With no hesitation, I abandoned all housework, tossed my camera bag (tripod and all), into my car, and drove aimlessly around the back streets of my home town. I stopped here and there and every-which-where. I took spontaneous photos of any and everything that delighted me. Which is your favorite? Thanks for reading and visiting my blog. Happy October! ♥
Last week was our little town’s Black & White Days, so named for the Holstein cattle shows dating back to 1912. Apparently, this is the “longest running Holstein cattle show west of the Mississippi”.
I didn’t take any photos of the Holstein. Tuesday-Friday held various cattle shows and other judging for 4-H and FFA. The kids and I checked things out in the middle of the week, catching a glimpse of a cattle show on our way to the youth council’s hamburger stand.
Saturday held a full day of events, beginning with a chuck wagon breakfast. There was a fun run, highland games, and several food vendors selling typical fair food- fry bread, corn dogs, deep fried Oreos, caramel corn, and elk burgers? The day wrapped up with a parade, followed by the most popular event, the horse pulls.
Aren’t these draft horses beautiful? There were three competitions: light-weight, medium-weight and heavy-weight. There was usually eight competitors per competition.
Competitors came from neighboring states and of course, our own town. In years past, we’ve had competitors from Canada as well.
♥ Have you ever watched a horse pull? Does your town have any annual celebrations? I’d love to hear about it! ♥