14 October 2010

Embracing Autumn

I'm doing my morning drive, in my semi-conscious state of just after sunrise, when I look over and see this.  Immediately I thought, I need to drive back this way at lunch and catch that scene.  Then remembering other perfect moments I've missed using that approach, I made a U-turn in the middle of rush hour (shhhh, don't tell!) and went back to snap a few photos.

Yep, in my black heels and dress pants I walked through the dewy grass and up to the fence line to catch the fields and farm.  I couldn't reach all the way down to the baby cows in the field.  After all, I was already pushing the flexibility of getting to my office on time!

I think this one is my favorite.  The hay rolls, the changing colors of the trees in the background, and the early morning sun.  There were really long shadows along the field made from the angle of the sun on the rolls.

Getting these shots first thing absolutely put me in a positive mindset for the rest of the day.  What a great way to start out.

These tree photos are in the later day sun.  Just as beautiful in their own way.



Kala said...

The first two images are quite pastoral. Glad you made the U turn.

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the hay rolls as well...I pass something very similar on my way to work but have never had the nerve to get out and photograph it. I might have to now!

EG Wow said...

You were smart to go back and get the photo because the light at noon would make the scent look very different. I like rural shots...a LOT!

Evelyn said...

Fantastic colours. I love hay rolls too and silos :). Thanks for dropping by my blog - have a nice weekend, Evelyn

nanny said...

The hay is my favorite too!!! Just beautiful!
Hope your weren't late for work, but can't they just understand? ha good shots like those don't sit and wait for you!

nanny said...

Comment didn't appear.....hope I am not duplicating.
Great shots, hope you weren't late for work, but surely your boss will understand the need to take great shots/ha
I love the hay....beautiful!

SouthernSass said...

I love the hay rolls, and the silos in the background - great shot!

justine said...

beautiful autumn colours, I love the hay rolls

Inger-M said...

They are all very beautiful, but the red/orangey tree is my favorite! :-)