Saturday, September 20, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge - Changing Seasons

Miz Amanda over at Pennys and Pounds is our hostess for this challenge and she chose Changing Seasons as our challenge title. Thank you Miz Amanda!

This was a hard one for me cause I live in Arkansas and it's usually late October or early November before things really begin to look like anything other than sultry summer.

I took this photo last week on my way to town. You can see the milo is ready for the combine in the lower part of it. So that is a sign that Fall is near, the crops are ready for harvest.

Other season changes are the clouds of dust made by the combines as they harvest soybeans; not that there isn't dust most of the time anyway on this gravel road that I live on.

I took this photo last November when we spent a fishing day down on Old Town Lake. It's located only about 13 miles south of us, so it's nice and close for drowning a worm on a hook. I love the cypress trees that are scattered all over this ox-bow lake and especially love the burnt orange colors they display in the Fall.

21 comments:

Donna said...

These are so Beautiful sweetie! The area you live in is gorgeous...makes me want to be a country girl again...and thanks for you comment sweetie...I needed it for sure...hahaa....hughugs

joan said...

Hi Brenda,

These are great. I love all of them. Our leaves haven't changed yet but I am hoping to get a few good photos when they do. Love your new banner, How did you get the people in the photo? Really cool!

cassie-b said...

Great shots. I like autumn, but don't care much for the winter that seems to follow so closely.

Cas

jazzi said...

Beautiful! You have a wonderful eye for photos.
Squirt loves to see the combines work (for about 5 minutes).

Arija said...

Brenda the t lake shot is delicious. Love the others too.

Please could you let me know how to access the others involved in the challenge, I would like to check them out too. Thanks.

Arija said...

Brenda the t lake shot is delicious. Love the others too.

Please could you let me know how to access the others involved in the challenge, I would like to check them out too. Thanks.

Sybil said...

What great pictures. You did a great job. Those a wonderful!

Karen M said...

Beautiful fall pictures! They are all perfect for the theme!

Cindra said...

So when you go fishing you drown worms so you can save a fish from drowning?
I like your photos. They truly depict the changing seasons in your neck of the woods... and dust and grime is all part of it!

Annie said...

Ah, Brenda, that lake is gorgeous! How lovely to live there!

The harvests bring back lots of memories for me...as my late husband grew up on a wheat property and he was always trying his hand at growing things where ever we lived, sorghum (maize) in Toowoomba and even mung beans when we lived in the Northern Territory at one stage (Australia)

Annie

ps Thanks for your visit!

Jeanne said...

It's always interesting to see what the seasons bring to different parts of the country and world for that matter. Good going!

Tabitha said...

Beautiful photos ~ and those trees are just amazing. It looks totally gorgeous where you live.
love and hugs XXXXX

Sarah said...

It looks like your part of Arkansas is beautiful. Are those trees UNDER the water normally or was the area flooded? THanks for sharing!

zzop357 said...

Good job Brenda. I love cypress trees.Reminds me of going hunting with Daddy when I was younger. I love fishing too. The farmers have a lot of the rice cut, I noticed some of the beans have dropped their leaves too.
God bless you, hope you have a good week-end. Donna

Virginia Gal said...

You know, you should consider making a 2009 calendar from your photos. It would make a great Christmas gift!

bermudabluez said...

I LOVE the Old Town Lake photo! I could just imagine myself spendin' a day down there....ahhhhhhhhh!

Debbie said...

Brenda, these are gorgeous and I bet you're yearning for fall in your hot neck of the woods. I'm looking forward to it too. The last photo is gorgeous and I would LOVE to be fishing RIGHT there!!

Donna said...

PS- Beautiful header picture!...hughugs

Louise said...

You did a terrific job with the changing seasons! I'm amazed when I see autumn leaves in more northern climates.

Your first picture is beautiful. The point of view and framing are terrific. I love the old barn.

And the last one has fantastic color. Also framed very nicely!

Nita Jo said...

Great photos! Especially love those trees. Beautiful.

Maria said...

The last picture is my fav. Soo bautiful!