One last look at autumn…
I took this photograph on Thursday morning. The happy, blue-sky, blue-birds-singing, Care-bears-cavorting look of it belies the violence of the weather that morning. In fact, the wind was blowing so hard, I had to brace my whole body to try to keep the camera still. The snow blowing sideways into my face stung so painfully, I had to squint my eyes. And my hands were so cold, I could barely operate the camera buttons. But it was worth it. What you can’t see quite clearly is that the rows between the Christmas trees in the field were filled with golden leaves that had just been blown off the trees. And you will notice that the rainbow’s end was in the field. So I couldn’t help but think that, for once, there really was a golden treasure at the end of the rainbow.
Below are a few pictures I took a couple of weeks ago when Tom and I had to go on a little business roadtrip. As always, we mixed business with pleasure by taking the Blue Ridge Parkway. These were taken at my very favorite time of day–early morning just after sunrise.
And, finally, here is a shot I took in the evening about a month ago as we returned from a walk up on the ridge above our house. The late afternoon autumn sun illuminated the side of the mountain, bathing it in a wondrous golden light. Glory be.