Sunday, October 12, 2008

Back at the farm

During the 70's and 80's we ranched on the farm in Banks County, Georgia. We raised polled Shorthorn cattle, goats, horses, sheep chickens, ducks and peafowl. It seems like I was always fixing fences where trees had fallen, or deer hadn't jumped quite high enough to clear. Baling hay was another big chore. We had one of those square balers and sometimes had to pick up 500 or more bales and carry them to the barn in temperatures hovering around 100 Deg. It"s good to go back and relax there. We did just that this afternoon.

As you can see the colour change has not quite reached there but will arrive at any time. The fresh air and quiet were very enjoyable.

Georgia fall 2008

I was fortunate to see the aspens change in New Mexico and now I'm beginning to see my second fall of the year. The Georgia D.O.T. plants many native wild flowers by the highways and the first photograph shows some of these.

The photographs were taken on Highway 76 on my way to work in North Carolina this past Saturday. They are not quite at their peak but some time in the next couple of weeks we can expect to see a blaze of colour.