Fall arrives on the suburban farmlet

I went out looking for fall color and I finally found it.

Autumn has arrived in North Alabama!


PS:  After Thursday night’s terrible wind storm I expected to get up Friday morning and find Fall on the ground!  How delightful that Mother Nature saved a bit of it for us after all!

39 thoughts on “Fall arrives on the suburban farmlet

  1. Mere Frost says:

    I love that song Sweet Home Alabama!!! Fall is so beautiful! Great shots of color!!!! Brilliant! My favorite season! 😀 Have a great day!

        • Lynda says:

          The trick is to take several shots of the same subject. With data storage cards there is no reason not to… Just remember to delete all the duds when you find them! 😉 I try different settings and different angles and I usually end up with a few good ones out of all of them. Best times are early morning or very late afternoon when the suns rays are coming in at an angle. 😀

  2. Littlesundog says:

    Great color shots, Lynda! I have been doing the same, strolling around with the camera. I always get sidetracked when Daisy deer and Spirit show up! They too are beautiful this time of year with those thick, dark winter coats!

  3. wildninja says:

    Beautiful. I like how you always notice the details in nature. I just saw this quote on another blog and it’s so true:

    God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. -Martin Luther

  4. LB says:

    You know, Lynda, we have a similar eye. I had to stop myself from liking / commenting on each one. It’s lovely for me to see these … having been inside for most of the last 2 weeks!

    • Lynda says:

      I have to imagine your work takes you so long because of the fact that in most instances you are traveling by bicycle, Tom. For these I simply had to walk about on my little acre, and a bit on the neighbors acres, to get what I was looking for. 😉

  5. petspeopleandlife says:

    Lynda the slide show is excellent. There are some excellent large and small trees where you live. I enjoyed seeing the sassafrass. I’ve never seen the leaves- only read about sassafrass. It grows, I think, in East Texas and I’ve been wanting to see about a mail order nursery that sells the trees. But I might be too old to ever see it to a sizable specimen but maybe it is fast growing. I need to read more about it.

    Anyhow, nice post. Those maples are impressive.

    • Lynda says:

      Yvonne, Sassafras is a wonderful understory tree. The roots are used in the making of beverages like sarsaparilla, and I believe also for the old fashioned root beer. However, my favorite thing about this little tree is the fall color, and the fact that the leaves smell divinely fresh when crushed!

      The one thing that you might not like about this tree is its habit of suckering and sprouting up in a colony. They don’t take over quickly however, so it isn’t hard to keep them in bounds.

      You might find this interesting! http://www.eattheweeds.com/sassafras-root-beer-rat-killer/

      • petspeopleandlife says:

        Lynda thanks for directing me to that guy’s web address. I subscribed for email news letter and I intend to read more of his posts that interest me when I have the time. I was interested in the sassafrass as an enticement for the Spicebush butterfly but of course there is the spicebush that is also a host for the caterpillars. I just need to see which one of those I can get or what will grow best in Central Texas. Thanks again for link. Tha that guy really has an excellent site as a resource for not just plants but other things as well. I saw that he had a thing on cast iron cookware which is great stuff. I have a few old pices of that and sometimes cook my breakfast cereal in my cast iron skillet. Sorry for the digression.


  6. Fran McKean says:

    Lovely.  I have noticed more color this fall than I have seen for a long time.  Partly because I moved from Tx. to NE OKla, but also because we had ample rain this yr. 

  7. evilsquirrel13 says:

    Not many creatures have their homes change colors once a year. This squirrel really loves the fall foliage pictures! And I see you subscribe to my same photography philosophy…. take a boatload of pictures, and random chance dictates there will be at least a few gems amongst them all! 😉

  8. shoreacres says:

    I’m laughing myself silly at your comment about 295 shots and all that time. I just got my first vacation photos up, and good gosh – it’s going to take forever to sort through all those. On the other hand, so many were truly bad there’s no need to consider whether to delete!

    I did see some gorgeous color in the midwest – north of you, of course. I’m glad you getting some of that fall color now, and that some of it’s holding on. The weather you speak of surely was the front that rolled through here this week. There was a good bit of flooding north of us, but it’s good to have the rain.

    It’s interesting that the poison ivy I saw in Kansas was bright red. I confused it with sumac at first. I suppose it’s just the conditions. They’ve had real frost up there, which makes a big difference. In any event – your photos are great!

    • Lynda says:

      HA! Linda, vacation is another category altogether! Just be glad for your little data storage card!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed mine, and I am looking forward to seeing as many of your photographs as you are willing to share. 😀

    • Lynda says:

      Neither did I, Ginger. I was shocked the first fall here when the Poison Ivy in the neighbor’s pasture turned a vivid Red! I have no explanation for the color difference either. Perhaps it all has to do with the lighting? This one is in full sun for half the day, and the red one only gets dappled light all day. It’s a mystery.

      Glad to know you liked these. 😀

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