Saturday, October 17, 2009

Now that's what I'm taking about!

Fall.............Autumn..............Not Winter!
I took an Art Play Day on Friday. The sun was out for the first time all week, Murphy was in Puppy Day Care and it was time for some camera time.
On one of my back roads I found a sign for an apple orchard. I'm so glad I decided to stop. I pulled into the parking lot behind a yellow bus full of children. They in turn were pouring out of the bus, yelling and jumping with sheer joy. I drank my coffee, leaning against the my car and watched the teachers line them up and move them to the hay wagon.
I would have liked to have climbed on board but there just wasn't any room for another person.
While the tractor took them off to the far reaches of the apple orchard I went in the small barn to sample some fresh pressed cider and an apple cider donut. Life just doesn't get much better than that.
A package of donuts went home with me.

I was driving on a busier highway when I saw the barn with the beautiful painted star design. I got off at the first ramp and worked my way back to a dead end road, to find that barn.

Winding my way back to the main road I took another road and found this rather lonely mailbox. Not a house in sight. Further now the road I pulled the car over to the side of the road to watch at least 50 pigeons circle and land on the top of the silo. It was amazing to watch them land so close together on the top.

Whether they are real pumpkins or balloon style I love them. But, as I told John I love LOOKING at them. I no longer feel the need to have one on my front step or dining room table. It pains me to watch them freeze on my porch or get soft and squishy on my table. And, no I don't make pies from them. I know my limits.

The fields are beautiful right now. I swear five years ago I would have told you I hated brown but now I will pull the car over to the side of the road to just stare at a field of brown oats or corn.

Go create! Take a Art Play Day! :)Bea

5 comments:

  1. Well, I'm glad you had a good day Bea! It sounds like my kind of day too. I love to take my camera and just go driving and see what I can see on the way. I imagine your area is pretty interesting this time of year.

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  2. Thanks Yvonne. Boy, we could have fun with our cameras and a road trip, couldn't we? :)Bea

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  3. Kewlness.

    A day with nothing to do, and all day to do it.

    Sad when we as adults can't get spontaneous playtime like that anymore.

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  4. G, I have to put the guilt aside when I take a play day. All that stuff I "have to do" will still be there for me to do when I get back. But, I will return refreshed and that's a good thing. :)Bea

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  5. Bea, I've done it. Do I get an award? I've caught up with your blog at last, read every word, watched every video, studied every photo. Whoopee.

    I just love this post and those photos are wonderful. The brown fields are so Autumnal and the skies so blue. I love the pumpkins and those buckets hanging on the fence. You have a great eye for a photo. xxxx

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