Thursday, September 3, 2009

Seasons

Fall is my most favoriest season of all. I like the feeling of needing a sweater in the mornings and warm sunshine on my face in the afternoons. I like apple pies. Bales of hay. Pumpkins and died corn stalks.



Fall really can't come soon enough. I dare say Mother Nature agrees.



I know because the lawn underneath the majestic sugar maple in my front yard is littered with reddish leaves.




And the days are getting shorter . . . inch by inch.







So I thought it high time to photograph some of the flowers around my yard before a freeze comes and snatches them away.






Or a puppy decides to dig them out.





I guess the hummingbirds aren't ready to head south just yet.





Lucky for me.





And my camera.



Don't these things head south for winter too?



Get along little Monarch. Get along.

-dana

41 comments:

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Aren't hummingbirds so fun to watch, and amazing to catch them in your pictures!

Kim said...

Oh great hummer pictures.......they haven't left NY yet either :0)
I do love them and miss when they go....keep your feeder out though because the traveling birds stop by for some food too.

Happy sewing.....love those scrappy squares

Michelle said...

Wow Dana, those are some awesome pictures!! Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera do you have? I try to capture the hummingbirds up here, but my pics don't turn out as nice as yours do:( I totally agree about fall too, it is my favorite time of the year!

~Michelle~ said...

My mouth popped open when I saw the hummingbirds! What great shots! In awe of your photographic prowess ;)

Bloggy Mama said...

Absolutely amazing, Dana. Enjoy those final flowery moments.

Kelly O. said...

incredible photos Dana!

Lee said...

Great pictures. I like fall but not what it brings after...WINTER!
We are in a heat wave in Calgary so i haven't been able to do much baking for when our life gets really hectic! maybe next week.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Oh this is my favorite time of year too! I can just smell the autumnness in the air. I am enjoying everything so much more lately . . . .

DeeRoo said...

Did we actually have summer? We only had a handful of 90 degree days and never put our ACs in the windows!:) Makes me happy, between that and using the clothesline all summer we had really small electric bills! I'm with you though, Fall is the best...it's just not long enough!

Great photos....yep, I would love to know what camera you use too...sounds to me a blog about your camera is in order!:)

The Army of Four said...

Beautiful pix, Dana! Though I'm not sure what you mean with that "Unless a puppy digs them up" accusation. Woo!
Luv,
Dave
Guide Dog for the Color Blind

corinnea said...

Beautiful photos!!

Terriaw said...

Bootiful flowers! You inspired me to take pictures of the flowers we have left in our gardens too. With Fall approaching, I too have been longing to put on a sweater or my favorite thermal tee.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I can't wait for Fall to arrive, but I am kind of sad that I'll have to say goodbye to my flowers and tomato plants though.

angela said...

do you know what kind of flowers the hummingbird was sipping from? great shots!

Andi said...

That last shot is amazingly special!!

ancient one said...

beautiful photos... I really enjoyed this post.

Nichole said...

great picture of the hummingbird!

Sarah Pead said...

Gorgeous photos. Getting such amazing photos of a hummingbird are like catching magic with your lens. I've yet to have that opportunity, but it makes my heart dance when I see someone capture that magic. Your flowers look beautiful. I bet you could have conversations with them like Alice did in Wonderland. :)

Kris said...

Beautiful pics today! I LOVE fall too!

Salem Stitcher said...

The past couple of days have been heavenly with the tease of fall in the air. I can barely contain myself. Fall is my favorite too.

But Dana...those photos of the hummingbirds...be still my heart.

Jackie said...

The photos are gorgeous! I can't believe that we are on the verge of fall.

Rafael's Mum said...

Wonderful photos, I have never seen a hummingbird, thank you for taking those! They are smaller than I thought they would be! (the birds, not the photos :-), but lovely to see, just as if I were to stand in your garden.

mrsrfair said...

Beautiful photos! I love fall too. It is the prettiest time of the year!

Karen said...

Dana,

What a beautiful yard! It makes me want to come sit and read a book! I love hummingbirds. I saw one in front of my house just the other day. Great photography too!

Elissa said...

beautiful!

amylouwho said...

excellent photographs!

I love fall too - especially the apple pie part!

Mom said...

I agree with everyone - the photos are amazing. Are the gold finch still hanging around?

brown robin said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of your pictures and thoughts. I love living vicariously through a friend. It is like walking through your garden as you speak your thoughts. I adore fall, too! Of course, every season in Western North Carolina is unbelievable, isn't it? Happy weekend to you!

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely photos to celebrate the colors of the changing seasons. Hope you are having fun on the long weekend.

Wendy said...

Look at that Basil! I planted two basil plants this year, and I've been drying it all along in the oven. Now I have enough to last me for a good loooong while. =-) What are you doing with yours?

Anita said...

It's my most favorite season too. Thank you for the lovely photos to gaze upon!

Oddbjørg said...

I love your photos. Autumn is my favourite season even I know that winter will come quite soon.

Tine said...

I couldn't agree more! This reminds me of that stunning halloween quilt you made last year. That is one of my alltime favourites!

a little bit biased said...

Beautiful pictures. So cool that you caught a hummingbird with your camera. I love fall too! I think it's my favorite, although the winter wonderland here in Utah has really grown on my heart too.

Vicky said...

Beautiful photography!

Shorty said...

I am sooo looking forward to Fall, too! And it seems by Saturday Texas is going to get a touch of cooler weather, thanks to a front that's heading our way. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures! I can't wait to see pumpkins and bales of hay, too! Matter of fact, Hubby and I were just talking about that earlier this week.

Mountain Mama (Wesley Jeanne) said...

I'll add my voice to the chorus and say "me too"--love the season, love your photos.
I do hope to see you up my way in a couple of weeks. I need some sugar scrub for Christmas gifts!

PamperingBeki said...

Gorgeous, Dana.

And me too.

susan said...

Our summer has been so kool (coldest July in 100 years?!!)I can wait for fall. I am hoping our veggies get ripe. Everyone up here is a bit crabby about the lack of growth in the garden. Before I know it there will be 2-3 feet of snow covering my garden. I can definately wait! :-) But I do love fall also.

AlessandraLace said...

oh, my God!amazing pictures,in your garden?lucky you. hugs from Italy

Disneyscrapper said...

Love this post Dana! I love Fall too. It is still pretty hot out here in California. Beautiful Fall like morning though. Beautiful pictures as always!