Season changes and colder weather

The porch is covered with dried firewood.

The porch is covered with dried firewood.

The yard is covered with leaves.

The yard is covered with leaves.

The perennials are black, wilted and almost gone.

The perennials are black, wilted and almost gone.

The trees are getting bare.

The trees are getting bare.

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                Fall colors on the farm before the first freeze.

Fall colors are red one minute.

Fall colors are red and golden one day.

Apple trees are bare with a few red apples left hanging.

Apple trees are leaf bare with a few red apples left hanging.

The flower beds are empty.

The flower beds are empty.

The trumpet vine covering the gazebo is no longer green.

The trumpet vine covering the gazebo is no longer green.

Little mountain is brown instead of red and golden.

Little mountain is brown instead of red and golden.

I love early fall but after the first freeze everything changes.  We’re actually shocked that the pasture and hayfields are still as green as they are and the yard.  Old man winter is touching us in many way but thankfully not as hard as last year when it started bitterly cold in late October and didn’t let up.

Bundle up and get out and walk in the woods while you still can!!

12 responses to “Season changes and colder weather

  1. Fall is such a busy time…and as for you and us winter has arrived VERY early. Nothing to do but buckle down and keep on keeping on.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer
    ❤ `*.¸.*´

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  2. Love these beautiful pictures!! Tina

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  3. I love this time of year too! and I’m sure it was gorgeous out there. I promise one day soon I’ll be calling on you. Miss you so, more than chocolate!!! Ha 🙂

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    • All of our beautiful color is gone now and turning brown quick. I’ll start planning for spring now. You can still come and we can walk through the woods together, play with the orphans or just sit on the porch and catch up! I do miss you so very much!
      Love, Rita

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  4. I certainly was getting worried with no replies.
    I certainly can understand all the work that has to
    be done before you “cop” those “delightful” winters
    which I am glad we don’t get here in Brisbane.
    Sure is a pile of food to keep you warm, that in itself
    must have taken time to cut and pile.
    Trust all the livestock are coping with the onslaught of
    winter?
    I presume that is a raccoon you have as a pet.
    I didn’t think raccoons were pet animals.
    All now hopefully in place for my second trip south
    for the last wedding of nephews and nieces, the dinner
    suit (monkey attire – ha ha) is ready. I’ll be staying
    longer down there this time as Sydney is included.
    Having 3 days at the Crowne Plaza Golf and Country
    resort in the Hunter Valley – that is the “headquarters”
    so to speak for the festivities.
    Has been pouring rain here for the last 48 hours on and off
    due to weird storm cells. The good news is that some areas
    in the “outback” have had their best rainfalls for 3 years
    of drought – the farmers are “jumping for joy” naturally.
    Cheers and try and keep warm
    Your Aussie mate
    Colin

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    • I would love to see you in wedding attire!! I know your farmers are feeling blessed and I would have been a lot more blessed had the cold chill we have today had not come in!! I’m going to work on sitting aside 20 minutes a day to get my blog back on track. Wish me luck!! Missed seeing your comments that always make me feel grand.
      Roscoe is one of my orphans from this summer and yes he is a raccoon. I love rescueing wild animal babies. Cindy, a gray squirrel, is also an orphan currently keeping me busy. I have a good supply of food for both for the winter and will release them to the wild in the spring. The food crop for wildlife is very low this year and I don’t want them to starve after I’ve kept them alive.
      Take care of you and keep in touch!
      Best regards, Rita

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  5. Thanks Vickie and I’m hoping you have a normal winter too! It’s very cold today and the wind is making it worse!

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  6. Beautiful photos! We are getting some barren trees now also, but my green bean plant is still pumping out some beans – Strange! Here’s to hoping your winter is normal: not too cold or warm, and not too wet or dry!

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