my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall in Love with Fall

I have no favorite season, as I am fond of them all. In fact with each change of season, I find different aspects to love and appreciate. There are so many reasons to adore fall. On weekends, I love waking up to brisk, sunny fall mornings. Crisp mornings transform into beautiful, warm afternoons. Fall colors are absolutely magnificent with hues ranging in read, orange, yellow and purple. These colors are an amazing contrast to the bright blue sky. It is incredible the colors that nature creates. The sound of the breeze blowing through the trees and leaves gently floating to the ground is peaceful. The fuzzy caterpillars are a funny sight as they inch their way along. As a young girl, I loved finding different colors of caterpillars. Fall has a simple beauty in its sights and sounds. Take time to appreciate the beauty of fall.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lightning Bugs

Once I figured out that lightning bugs wouldn't 'zap' me, I fell in love with them as a young girl. During summer nights in the country, I loved running around in the yard barefoot chasing and catching lightning bugs. That is one of my favorite memories I have growing up on the farm. Hopefully it will be a memory and pastime that I will share with my three nieces each summer.

To this day, I am still fond of them lighting up the summer sky. In the evening, I enjoy sitting outside on my porch relaxing and taking in their beauty. The glow from the lighting bugs in contrast to the darkening sky truly is a beautiful sight in the country. Lightning bugs look so peaceful as they float through the air twinkling as the sun is setting. The almost look like stars...only a little closer to us. Summer seems to be the perfect time to sit back and enjoy the simple things in life.