Monday, October 24, 2016

In a Cornfield......

The corn plants have been dead for quite a while.  The tops of the stocks have broken off and the corn is ready to be picked.  The corn seed has its dents in it meaning that they are hard and dry.  The plants really do have an gray-brown look of death with the stalks barely holding up each of its ear of corn.

The grass is still green as it leads up to the edge of the cornfield. Evidence of animals making paths through the corn means maybe the deer are helping themselves to it in the nitght.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday's Blooms.....

They just keep blooming. The vines are partially dead but must have enough going on in its vines to keep them going. I am so surprised to see the different ones in bloom after we have had a frost.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Nothing speaks fall any more than this flower.  I don't have any planted in the ground but this one will be planted before the snow falls. The prices dropped quickly and I may go back and get another one to plant.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Early Morning........

I can see now that the sun is coming up to the right side of the neighbor's roof.  I remember a couple of months ago sharing a shot of the sun coming up way past that flag pole on the far left.  "The earth is titling," shouts Chicken Little.  It will stop tilting in that direction on December 21st and then we will start the earth axis changing back the opposite way.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seeing Yellow......

I miss seeing this era of train and engine.  I remember them specifically as we would wait for the train to pass at the track in the middle of town in Murray, Iowa.  I was a kid that was fascinated with the design of the engine.  Back in those times they didn't keep them very clean as they were the workhorses of the train industry pulling freight and people across the United States.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Minnesota Birch.......

It is a mature birch tree with such a large trunk.  The color of the birch bark can reflect the colors around it. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Neighbor's Tree on the Corner......

The neighbor's tree on the corner looking east towards all the other houses in our area. Three different styles of house as you make comparisons of them.

It is a beautiful maple tree.  Our house can be seen in the background.  You can also see down the street going south on Cedar Street.