Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October morning

Foggy morning

For my (sporadic) daily constitutional, I like to walk along the country road that heads north from our apartment. I carry Edmund with me in a front-pack or more recently, a backpack (front or back, he is still a heavy load). The traffic is reasonably sparse and there is a lot of beauty to be admired along the way.

Frosted grass

Melting frost on the grass.

Autumn trees

Vibrant, colorful trees.

Standing stones

Long shadows from an early-morning sun.

Autumn leaves

Reflections in the creek.

Purple asters

I love seeing what wildflowers are blooming at different times of the year. Right now we have purple and white asters, goldenrod, and once in a while, the last of the Queen Anne's lace.

(As an aside, I am always reading about Michaelmas daisies in my books, and I finally looked them up. Turns out it's the British name for asters.)

Autumn tree

Edmund's favorite part of the walk is when we pass the dogs. You can see one waiting for us in the background. I don't know what kind of tree this is, but it looks gorgeous right now. It has no leaves, but retains vibrant red-orange fruit of some kind (about the size of crabapples). Any clues?


"He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end." --Ecclesiastes 3:11


  1. Beautiful! So serene...

    And your comment about the last of the Queen Anne's lace reminded me of Anne of Green Gables. Must watch again!

    I love your pictures and your posts!

  2. The scenery you captured is absolutely stunning! Perhaps I need to consider moving. ;-)

  3. So gorgeous! The beauty of God's creation, captured by a very talented photographer -- quite a dynamic combination!


  4. Your pictures are so beautiful!!

  5. Thank you, all!

    Keri, I don't remember that line. It must be subliminally ingrained in my mind!

    Keturah, if not moving, at least visiting. ;-)