Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last Days of Fall

Kacy and I decided to take the girls for a hike up into the mountains to see some fall colors. The first thing we encountered was a rattle snake that gave us all a surprise. Since  Hadley had to be the first  in line she got to be the one that scared it off with her  HIGH pitched scream. We were all  little  shook up an finally got the courage to continue onward.
It was all worth it, the girls collected leaves along the  way .
 At the end of the hike they found a  interesting spider .


The garden has been put to rest. Another growing season has come to an end. 

I finally was able to take a short ride
 with Dennis on the horses,
we went back up to Middle Fork Canyon.  The colors were faded.
It was the opening of the deer hunt.
We came across some of the hunters but none of them had any luck
and were very disappointed. 
 Many years have passed since I went  hunting. 
The first time I went I was in the fourth grade.
My Dad along with Mom and my sister Denice.
Went up to the mountains close to home.
We had a early snowfall so it was very cold in the tent
and trying to go to the bathroom in the early morn
on a ice cold bucket was not  very much fun.

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.
Johnny Mercer

There has been this amazing mushroom/fungus growing on a stump of a tree in the bottom of the corral.  I must say the pictures don't do it justice it was really  quite pretty.

Brent spent the day raking up all our leaves only to have all the girls Payton ,Paige, Hadley, Wesley to destroy  all is hard work.
 Khloe hung back a bit she was  just willing to watch all the commoition


After Brent buried the girls in the leaves they plotted a revenge, sweet, sweet revenge.



Yvonne said...

Oh, you made so many beautiful pictures again. Your grandchildren are growing like weeds! and the amazing colors of fall I love. Even the spider has fall colors. Great that you went for a ride again!

Veronica Lee said...

I can't begin to describe the beauty you've captured in these pics! The colours are so vivid!

KickButtMommy said...

Beautiful photos, Whitey!