Fall foliage walk-about

Well, sort of.  I mean, it is definitely fall and there is definitely foliage. However, much of it is still green.22octlotsofgreen

I’m not complaining.  I will take the beautiful weather we’ve been having as long as God lets it stick around.  My cousins in Houston would like to see the fall foliage, though. So, Pig Farmer and I went walking in Mom’s timber.  {If we currently do not have pigs, can I still call him Pig Farmer?  Or should I call him Larry?  or the Hubs? }  

I digress.  Back to walking.22octtimber

The edges of the timber are getting their bling on.22octberries

Fern Hill is always, always, always beautiful.22octfernhill

It is quiet, soothing, peaceful.

The timber reminds me to slow down, breathe, look around.22octlookup

Walk the path God has put you on.22octpath

After all, no one else can live your life for you.22octfallfoliage

The beauty is in the contrast. The color, the fullness, and even the lack thereof, the stately forms. 22octeast

And the squiggles.  Do you see the squiggly tree?22octsquiggletree

If I were a tree …. I’d probably look like that. Fatter, fluffier, though.  Started out straight and narrow, then took some curves.

The beauty is there, even when we lose focus.22octoutoffocus

Thanks for walking with me friends!

About Marla Rose

This blog documents farm life in central Illinois with photographs and various ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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19 Responses to Fall foliage walk-about

  1. Dianna says:

    Beautiful photos!! We don’t have fall colors yet, but soon. Perhaps a drive to the mountains for us this weekend??!
    That squiggly tree is so cute.

  2. Greg Dickinson says:

    That was wonderful thanks for sharing and I like pig farmer it has lots off character

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Beth Ann says:

    Thanks for the walk about! I loved seeing the squiggly tree especially and I think you and I are alike in what we would look like as a tree. Fluffier and rounder is not a bad thing. 🙂 Loved seeing your pics today so thank you for sharing!

  4. Wendy says:

    How fun! We are still quite green too, but we need rain again.
    For some reason I get your posts by email, but they aren’t showing up in my reader. Sometimes I think WP gets confused!

  5. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    I vote for keeping the Pig Farmer name. I’m used to it; hard to teach an old dawg new tricks. Did the pigs go to market? Great photos, Marla! Especially liked the ones with the brown oak leaves partially covering some green moss (??).

    • Much easier to stick with Pig Farmer, in my thoughts too! Pigs have all gone to market or found new homes. Currently, with PF traveling so much for work, and me being back to work full-time, pigs are too much work and care to squeeze in during “free” time. I love that mossy cover. The ground feels like you are walking on a spongy carpet.

  6. Janet Kensil says:

    No, even without the pigs, Pig Farmer is still Pig Farmer!

  7. pattisj says:

    What a beautiful walk. The ground looks so pretty with a covering of colorful leaves. I especially like the fall lighting as it comes through the trees.

  8. msdoolittle says:

    I love fall colors! We are losing leaves (E. Texas), but not much color change yet. Oh yes, and it’s still warm. Lol. 😉

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