Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Colors

Fall has definately arrived. I absolutely LOVE the colorfull changes in the trees.
I thought I would share a few pictures from the roads I drive everyday. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I know I have been enjoying the views while driving.

The first picture posted here is looking out my office window. Just a bit of color, but a reminder that it is indeed Fall.

This next picture is of a group of trees along Highway 526. This is the route I drive while taking Lindsey to school everyday.

I finally remembered to take my camera so that I could snap a picture.

The picture to the left is on Highway 185, which is the road that leads me home.
The trees provide a backdrop of beautiful scenery almost year round. Every season brings a different scene along the treelined hillside.

My last picture is my favorite of the ones posted here. It was taken on Richardsville Road. The mix of trees and the bright red bushes in teh yard on the right make a very pretty picture. At least I think so.....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Hello all, here it is...... Sunday. Not much going on. Just hanging out relaxing, before having to head back to work on Monday. Even though tomorrow is Columbus Day and the Banks and Post Office will be closed.
I thought since there is no "new" news to report, that I would share a couple of Shadow Pictures.

So here they are, I hope you enjoy.....

This one was taken in July at Kereiakes Park. There are many ducks on the big pond there. One of these is casting its shadow on the water as it swims along.

This picture was taken, near the end of July, in front of the Fed Ex Forum in Memphis.
The last one is of my daughter, Lindsey, in the shadow of the picnic shelter, at the school near our house. This picture was taken sometime last summer (2008). This shelter is no longer there, because they are in the process of building a new school.
I hope you have enjoyed my shadow shots.........

Monday, October 05, 2009

A Vsit To Jackson's Orchard

This past weekend we decided to take a trip to Jackson's Orchard. They are holding their annual Pumpkin Fest. When we arrived, we took a walk around. The orchard is decorated for Fall.

There were beautiful flowers and pumpkins of every color, shape and size at the main barn.

I don't think I have ever seen Impatiens Plants this big. They were so pretty.

This year they have added a new slide, "The Cider Slider", to the activities for kids.

They also have a petting zoo, pony rides, the inflatable jumping thing, face painting, pumpkin painting, and these tires to climb on.
But we had come to visit the Pumpkin Patch.

Michael got directions.......

We decided to walk instead of paying the $2 per
person to ride the Apple Wagon to the patch.

It is a nice little walk, through the apple orchard and past the corn maze.

The Corn Maze had seen it's better days. The corn stalks were laying on the ground and had been taken over by weeds.

The pumpkin patch was huge as usual with lots of pumpkins of all sizes to choose from.

I found the "Perfet Pumpkin", it was small but perfectly round and just he right color. Plus, it would have been easily carried from the patch.

Hartsul picked a rather large ugly pumpkin and Michael told him that if he wanted it he had to carry it from the patch to the checkout, which was a pretty good distance.

So off we went.......

After carrying it a few minutes, he decided rolling it would be easier.....

But, he was afraid the rocks along the path would damage his pumpkin. So it was back to carrying it.

He stopped a time or two to rest his arms and to get a better grip.

Finally, the barn was in sight.

We paid for the pumpkin and took it to the car.

After that we thought we deserved some apple cider and some fried apple pies.......
Yum, yum.