There is one thing about living in the South that is unsettling to me. It is the headaches I get when there is a "storm in the air". This morning when I woke up I just knew that a big storm was coming.
I decided to get outside before it hit and enjoy some of the changes of the seasons going on around the farm. These are tiny little persimmons from a wild persimmon tree down by our pond. They are just tiny little bite size things. Eldon loves them - and so do the deer!
We've been getting a lot of rain so our pond is full and spilling out the overflow. I noticed the calves playing in the "creek" the other day when it was really flowing out of the pond!
I thought a few pictures and a tour of the flower garden might be a good idea since the storm tonight just might finish it off. Andrea and I have been super busy making bouquets (we did a wedding reception over the weekend - more on that later!) and we still have loads of flowers.
One of Belle's favorite places on the farm is the flower garden. She loves to just lay between the rows and watch the butterflies and the little grand-girls! When I'm there and they aren't, she usually paces and whines! And then sneaks off down to their house. The stinker. I'm pretty sure those little girls are her favorite people!
With all the rain our Charolais cows are pretty and white! Usually they are quite dirty!
I wanted some of these branches! But they were the tip top of a 20 foot tree... a tree that was bending and blowing in the wind!
The hickory nuts are falling fast and furious.
Back up to the hilltop to sit on the (very windy) porch and look at the clouds rolling in. (The white fields down below are cotton ready to be harvested.)
Just a tiny bit of Fall colors starting. And the white fluffy clouds are rapidly moving. The picture just doesn't capture it, but the trees were blowing so hard the noise was pretty scary. We stay out of the woods when the storms come! All those cracking and falling tree limbs are not a safe place to be.
I heard a loud noise and looked over and the canoe had jumped off it's stand and was headed down the hill. Time to batten down the hatches!
We've learned from experience to take our porch swing off it's chains...
... and turn the rocking chairs over and bring in everything else. It ends up half way down the hill if we don't! We even tie our bar-b-que grill to one of the porch pillars. (Learned that the hard way!)
And here it is! Time to head in the house to a nice hot bowl of soup and cornbread.
And hopefully we won't be spending the night in the tornado closet/shelter.
I hope your Fall is a calm one so far!