Friday, November 03, 2006

Lazy Afternoon

Jami dropped Krysten off around 7 this morning to spend the day with us and James didn't work all day, so when he and Zach decided to take the bird dogs out for a little hunting, Krysten and I took a little drive to take photos of the fall foliage.

I took this opportunity to inquire as to her career inclination and she told me, "Yes, she knows what a serial killer is,,they kill people", but she's changed her mind and has now decided to be a witch,,, but not one of those who has a green face!

A hop and a skip from home we stopped to snap a shot of these horses who seemed to be enjoying the sunny, cool day. We turned off our road after a bit and crossed over the highway to mosey down another gravel road to see how much color we could find. I stopped atop an old railroad track to take a couple of shots looking north. Look closely at this shot, do you see the blurry spot way down the tracks there? I didn't notice that until I was downloading the photos and was wondering what was up with my focusing, but when I checked out the second photo I took, it had that same hazy blur in the same spot. None of the shots I took before and after those showed a problem with the lens or anything so now I'm wondering what was up there. Odd.

We turned down another road that ran along part of Crowley's Ridge and poked along till we came to Lost Road. I have no idea why it's named that other than it can be a pretty spooky looking road at night or on a dark and cloudy day. Parts of it seem to be carved through part of the ridge because as you drive along you look to either side and the tree roots are sitting atop banks which are higher than the truck, and their roots are exposed there. You can sort of see this in the photo.

Everywhere we looked there were obvious signs that Autumn had arrived in our little spot in the Mississippi River delta and was giving us a flash of it's colors before leading us into winter.

11 comments:

Brent said...

Our trees are just about bare now. Leaves everywhere, but not on the trees.

The blurry spot is a ghost. Someone must have died there. I'm just saying...

PEA said...

Oh Brenda, what beautiful pictures! We've had bare trees for almost a month now so I'm glad I can still enjoy the Autumn colours through your pictures:-) That is odd about the blur in the middle...almost makes you think there was a ghost there...yikes!!!

cassie-b said...

It sounds as if you had a nice day with Krysten. And got some terrific autumn shots as well.

Have a nice weekend!
Cas

mreddie said...

The little ones say the darnest things - wanting to be a witch but not with a green face. :) Enjoyed the photos, especially the colorful leaves. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the one of the railroad tracks was that the blur was a ghost train about to run you down. :) ec

Joan said...

Wow, it is so picturesque in your neck of the woods. I love Lost Road. I'll bet there is a story behind the name.

I think I will steal them and put them in my fall scrapbooking album.

Andie Pandie said...

I highly doubt the blurry spot is a ghost. It looks like (to me) that the camera was just having a little bit of trouble focusing that far away.

My favorite picture is the one with the horses looking at you like, "Dude we're trying to eat over here!". haha!

Tammy said...

I loved your Lost Road pic...it reminds me of the road we used to go down on hay rides...and tell ghost and witch stories~~shiver~~
:-D

jazzi said...

Maybe there's a hot spot on the tracks. Or a gas leak. It's pretty wierd, though!
It's amazing how your leaves are just now coming to color. Ours are almost gone, and we're only 3 or 4 hours north.

Leslie said...

I love a mystery :) What a fun afternoon, Brenda, just the two of you heading out with your camera. Such beautiful shots you took (and I'm happy to hear she's given a little more thought to her career path) ; )

Cindra said...

While I prefer to think there was something "spooky" going on, it probably was your "focus" was positioned somewhere other than the center of the photo. Sometimes that little box gets moved around. The rest of your photo is in perfect focus, so it does seem strange. Oh, heck, something spooky was going on!!!!

Special K said...

Ah, well. One kid on the street where I grew up wanted to be a horse.

A horse that kills people.

(I made up that last part.)