Saturday, September 25, 2010

Field of Gold

Fall arrived this past week with a shock. Temps in the mid 90's were the norm for the start of my favorite season. The grass is turning brown and leaves are falling from trees, but only because of the extreme heat.
One plus about this situation is the plethora of golden wildflowers around our farm. My friend and I took a walk to see just how many we could see.
This field has turned to gold due to the flowers. This is a beautiful piece of land. A creek runs along the border of trees in the distance.

This area is in a program to return it back to its natural state. Natural grasses and native flowers have been planted. No livestock graze in this area, like they used to.



We are looking forward to cooler temperatures in the coming week. How is Autumn coming along in your neck of the woods?


18 comments:

  1. Fall is my favorite season since we've moved to Santa Fe. In Phoenix we only had two seasons, fall is still new to me. The temps are in the 70's and the Aspens on the mountains have started to change color. We are going up tomorrow to capture some photos. I love your farm, it is so beautiful.

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  2. The goldenrod(I'm pretty sure that is the flower you have pictured)is lovely, but,sad to say,it is the state flower,and the cause of so many sinus problems folks are having now.

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  3. personally, my favorite season is winter, but autumn is also very beautiful with its gorgeous colors!
    this place of nature is beautiful, you want to walk for hours to visit all these natural wonders!
    :)) Bye !

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  4. Sawn - It is goldenrod, our state flower. It is causing my daughter much allergy trouble at the moment.

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  5. hey farmchick - beautiful photos, i can see why you enjoyed your walk with your friend so much. and your new camera wonderfully depicts the intricacies of the goldenrod - just beautiful. thanks for stopping by my place. i'm disappointed about the move so far, but soon will be settled in casey co for good. take care, from fayette co ky.

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  6. I love the field with all the wild flowers. I always thought it would be neat if professional photographers took pictures if fields of flowers like that (like for Senior pictures, etc)

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  7. Here in Az. it is still....hot, 105 yesterday and we don't even have the falling leaves to enjoy:) However, we will be enjoying sunshine while you all are having snow so it all works out in the long run. You live in a beautiful place...always love your headers.

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  8. We were very warm the last few days as well..i even put the AC on during the day..woke up to 60's this morning..soooo glad! Happy fall!!

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  9. Autumn?
    What Autumn?
    The calendar says it's so.
    But it's still summer here.
    Mid to high 90's everyday.

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  10. Fall here is yellow also with the gray rabbitbrush in bloom and the mesquite full of yellow flowers as well. It was lovely for a while, but in the past couple of days, the temps are about 100 during the day and in the 30s at night. You go to bed with fans blowing and windows open and wake up oh, so COLD. But I love it.

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  11. It just arrived abruptly with a lot of rain and cooler temperature. A shirt is not enough anymore...

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  12. Beautiful photos of your fields of gold! I look forward to the trees turning beautiful shade sof autumn colors.

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  13. it's cooling down here in the sweet south...today drizzling rain, but hopefully some crisp fall days are coming! i just love fall, don't you? xoxo hope your week is off to a great start!

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  14. What a beautiful area you live in! Fall is starting out very cruel here....but I get my outside chores done very early and I'm fine.

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  15. We're about the same stage as you...just barely turning. Can't wait for full color!

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  16. Gorgeous! We finally have cooler temps here in SC and had some rain. My farm is happy!
    www.huckleberryfarmsc.com

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  17. Just found you through Huckleberry Farm. Your place is beautiful. I live a bit east of you on the KY/WV state line. Glad to find your blog.
    Amy

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