When I went out to help my man switch out the tires on the cute little car, as it really does need snow tires, I had to run back in and grab my camera. The light was interesting to say the least. Since my job was to label the bags for the tires, so we knew where they were on the car when they came off, I had lots of time to wander about, up and down the road, playing with camera settings.
The beans have been off for weeks, but the corn is still in the fields. When a stray beam of sunlight hits the drying stalks, it lights up like gold. Sometime in the next few weeks, if the weather is cooperative, the corn will soon be gone too. The autumn colours will then be much more subdued and wintery. I suppose that is appropriately seasonal, but it's been such an awesome autumn that I'm loath for it to end.
The hay growing so lush and green against the backdrop of the corn is an interesting contrast. There is winter wheat starting to sprout around here as well, but this was a hay field this year and hasn't been plowed under since, so hay it is. I keep thinking that it would be a good place for a few sheep to graze, but since the farmer raises beef cattle, that isn't likely to happen.
That green does bring about hope for a far distant spring . First though, we have to muddle through dismally short days, grey wintery skies and winds blowing snow across the landscape, into boot tops when slogging out to the barn .
I love the colours of the weathered wood on this fence. It blends in beautifully with the landscape, but yet has purpose as it keeps the neighbour's horses safely in their fields. And somehow, NEIGHbour's and horses side by side, seems like it should be a pun, but it's not.. sigh.. just one of those days I guess.