Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Drive

It was a beautiful day as I drove to the lake last week for my appointment with my Dr. It was in the low 70's and a lovely sunshiny day. Just perfect for rolling down the windows and opening the lid on my car.

Beautiful wildflowers were in bloom along the roadside. I think these are Black Eyed Susans. They stretched for miles on both sides of the road.


The sky was an unbelievable shade of blue with hardly a cloud in sight.

These pumpkins, gourds, and squash were heaped beside the roadside but no for sale sign on them. I pulled into the driveway hoping someone would appear so I could buy a few.










On the other side of the road was this handsome fellow. I bet he was hoping if he put in an early appearance we would forget about him by Thanksgiving.



Fall, my favorite time of year here in the mid west. Sunny days, cool nights and all the colors of Autumn.

14 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Really great pictures, they do speak FALL!

~Country Lady~ said...

What lovely pictures Stella! I hope you are enjoying Fall at the Lake. I know I am!! Blessings to you and yours.

Dawn said...

It certainly looks like they were ready to sell. Maybe they were at lunch? That is quite a turkey!

Star said...

I wonder if those pumpkins and squashes were just there for the taking? Without a For Sale sign, I would think they might be. So did you help yourself?
Lovely autumnal pictures.
Blessings from one Stella to another.

Rettabug said...

What beautiful scenes of autumn, Stella! I just love this season, with the cool, crisp air & bright blue skies.

I'm sorry to read about your fall but thrilled to read that you were surrounded by such loving friends & family.

I slipped off a sailboat once & fell between it & the dock. Oh my word...I hurt from head to toe for weeks, so I feel for ya', Honey!

Chatty Crone said...

I guess no one came out to sell them - they looked in good shape. Hope all was well at the doctor. I love fall too - it is so refreshing. sandie

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful drive Stella. Questions though, I have questions. Did you get to buy something at the stand? Some of the small ones we see have honor money boxes.

I hope/assume the news from the Dr was good.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Gorgeous photos! Certainly sounds like a perfectly lovely kinda day. Love that haystack turkey. Hope all went well with your dr's appt. Best wishes, Tammy

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Stella...so nice to meet you! Your photos are so crisp full of wonderful autumn colors!! Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment...it made me smile!

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

I love Black-eyed Susans. Almost as much as I love Daisies and Sunflowers. It looks like you had a lovely ride. Did you get to buy any of the pumpkins? I'm waiting to see when they're going to start selling them down here. I want to buy a couple of them to decorate my front porch for Thanksgiving. Right now I have my Halloween stuff out, but I don't want to over do the decor. As soon as Halloween is over I will put on the Thanksgiving/Fall stuff.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Stella, I enjoyed taking a ride with you on such a beautiful day. Fall in the mid west is obviously very beautiful. Pam

The Witch said...

What a great idea to make a turkey out of the hay bale. Love the Halloween cookies also.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for stopping by Miss Stella By Starlight! :) Hope today finds you happy and well.

I love rick rac these days and can't believe I use to hate it. What was I missin?????

Never had a dress of feedsack fabric but had many out of pink sheeting! :)

Love your pictures! LOVELY FALL!

xoRebecca