Friday, October 22, 2010

Approaching Winter

It's been a busy week here beneath the poplar and pine.  I haven't had much time to blog this week or to spend much time outside with my camera.  The weather is turning and Autumn is making way for Winter.  The gardens have been harvested with exception for my parsnips which will be harvested in the spring when the ground thaws.  The hot house has been put away, a new coop has been built for the chickens, the bread is being baked and frozen, firewood being stacked, preparations being made for the long winter.  Even the chickens have been busy.

I figured I'd treat myself with a quick lap around the yard this morning to snap a few photos, returning to the house when I could  no longer feel my fingers. 

This is what I saw today.

Remember these guys?  They're looking a little wrinkly these days.  (I can relate)
We're seeing blue skies and leafless trees.

Frost on the foliage.

And just a few Oak leaves that haven't dried to a crispy brown yet.

I found this little leaf on the ground this morning and carried it around with me for a while before planting him on a stump.

I checked out the stubborn pine stump that I've been slowly working at removing.  I plan to make something out of it and have been hosing away the dirt from the roots.  Hubby even tried to pull it out with the tractor but so far it's not budging.

Don't you love the patterns in the wood from the beetles that burrowed beneath its bark?

My crafting time has been a little wandery this week.  I have a few things in progress that I hope to show you next week.  (hopefully)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Stay warm.


Kar said...

Looks wonderful around your place Lisa. We are doing the same thing, getting things together before it gets too chilly outside. Have a great weekend!

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

you are ahead of us, weatherwise, so we're not yet that advanced in the cold season. Smart of you of preparing & planning ahead.
Got your email, I'll reply (my) tonight.
your photos are stunning, as usualy, girl. Nature loves you, and I do too. xoxoxo take care

dragonfly said...

It would make my day to find that heart-shaped leaf!

Love, love, love your blog - my first time commenting!

Vintage Tracy said...

I love the bread baking season! I love snuggling up! Nice shots.

Margie Oomen said...

the day started with a light dusting of snow and crisp clear air and is ending with a warm cozy spot in the house, a glass or red wine, slippers, a quilt and a good book to read.

t does wool said...

Lisa...don't say winter yet...say it isn't so........:)

Patricia said...

I've been thinking about your tree stump image all day. I love the texture, and it has so much potential. I just want to say that I love the life you are crafting. It sounds like a lot of work, but right in so many ways. Have a wonderful weekend!

joanie said...

Oooh I love these walks through your woods. That heart leaf image is amazing too. Your winter preparations sound wonderful, can I hibernate at your house?

k said...

a great peek at the nature around you. you are definitely well ahead of us - although our leaves tend to get blown off the trees before they've barely had a chance to change.

Petit PoĆ” said...

Lisa your blog is beautiful♥♥♥


Debt Management said...

Well it has its own fun in such a chilling season and someone with hot to have fun with. I love those fall.


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