Nov 5, 2009

Late Autumn At the River

I had a wonderful walk by the river today....

I saw this wonderful thing...a funny seed pod opened up and it looked like Einstein's hair!

The once green grasses by the pond are all golden...

A deer munching on fallen apples from a tree that was left to grow wild on some abandoned property.
These grapes were green and surrounded by leaves the last time I took a photo of them. There are only a few sad little ones left, and the birds will find them.

The wind came up while I was walking and it turned the stroll into something out of a fairy tale, with leaves blowing around me like I was walking in a snow globe. It was lovely, and I watched two crows catch the updrafts and twirl and dive with the gusts. Even the trees seemed happy, dancing this way and that.

Of course, tonight a full-on storm is blowing outside my windows. The temperature has dropped and the wind has gone from playful to agressive. I imagine the last of the leaves will be gone from the trees tomorrow.

I'm supposed to be going to a movie - the new Bruce Willis flick - but I'm wondering if a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate (and Bailey's) isn't a better idea....




19 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

What wonderful pictures. Really makes me yearn for what I gave up years ago. Thanks for sharing these pics and reminding me of what it was like.
Mary

Tori said...

A blanket and hot chocolate it probably a better idea on a cold stormy night. But then again... it's not winter yet! The new Bruce Willis movie looks good. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

ummm I think with the weather as it is... Baileys and hot chocolate with a dab of whip cream sound good...

Leathra said...

I prefer my hot coco with a dash of peppermint schnapps, complimented with some mint from my garden. Best thing if you like mint chocolate.

Dede said...

Sounds like a wonderful walk and the pictures are gorgeous. I am liking the hot chocolate idea myself.

(((HUGS)))

Lyon said...

Beautiful photos - thank you for sharing! It's so good to get out there and take a moment, isn't it? Oh! And your Einstein's hair (I love that visual hehe!) is milkweed! =) But from now on I just may call it Einstein's hair because that is awesome. Much like you. ;-)

greekwitch said...

You inspired me to go outside! How cute is the deer in that pic! I have never tried hot chocolate with baileys it sounds yummy! I am taking Phoebe for a long walk! Thank you for that!
Brightest blessings!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful walk! Thank you for taking me along. The pictures are great!

Hope you stayed warm during the storm - winds can be quite cruel this time of year.

TMC said...

Beautiful walk.

Sadie said...

Beautiful pics. I am so gonna miss autumn. Now that we are waking up frost on our windows I am only too aware that frozen winter is at our doorsteps. And winter in michigan aint no joke lol

Treaya said...

Beautiful pictures

magikalseasons said...

Beautiful shots! Love the milkweed! :)

Jen said...

Looks like you got your wish from a few posts ago...a little more autumn. Wonderful!

clairedulalune said...

Hot chocolate and baileys every time over Bruce, yet thats why I have all the die hard films on DVD! Your walk by the river sounds lovely!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such serenely lovely autumnal photos. I know those wonderful, earthy Okanagan tones well and love that I get to be reminded of them through your beautiful posts.


Wishing you a marvelous, relaxing weekend, sweet dear,
♥ Jessica

Bridgett said...

Is there a better way for us to worship than taking a simple walk in nature and seeing all her beauty?

I don't think so. :)

These pictures are so beautiful! I want to live where you live. LOL

)O(
boo

Blue Moon said...

Such a wonderful way to connect with nature!! Your walk sounds lovely! I love all the same - the blowing leaves, the river, and of course...... the BAILEYS ! :)
Sounds like a wonderful time !

The Wandering Gardener said...

I love these autumn pictures and recognize the feeling of having such a daytime spending and then in the evening hear the wind outside when being safely at home.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Oh your stroll sounds lovely and a bit melancholy all at the same time. And I laughed about Einstein's hair...so true! I think the blanket and hot cocoa sounds nice! :o)