Friday, November 15, 2013

Getting To Know Me


I've been passing this farm, barn and pasture for years. 
Every season it shows another facet of itself.
Yesterday all was ready for the pending winter months ahead....
tractors/machinery snuggled up close to barn,
doors and windows closed.

It was quiet and no activity at all.
Most of the trees had shed their leaves
with the exception of those stubborn ones
which hang on for dear life
and change into these beautiful
rust and orange colours.

 Autumn brings so much change 
to the painted landscape
that I find myself grasping
on to any colour I can see.

Maybe it is human nature
to want colour.
Maybe it is an essential element
to us humans.

All I know is that as beautiful as
the first snowfall is 
I find myself looking forward
for the first hints of spring
and the colours it brings back


24 comments:

  1. After a brief cold snap, our leaves have all fallen. :(

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  2. In town there are still leaves in beautiful colors. We have warm days and cold nights, about a 40F difference in temps. Lovely big barn.

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  3. Yes, the season of white, brown, grey and black is upon us. With an occasional brilliant blue sky -- those days are the best.

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  4. Gorgeous photo, Jim! I'm grateful that in Colorado we have lots of brilliant blue skies. Aurora gives Miami a run for its money when it comes to sunshine! In Newfoundland in days past, people used to paint their houses all kinds of vibrant color. The gaily colored paint provided some relief from the stark winter neutrals. Now sadly, but better for the people who live there, people are opting for siding on their houses, and so the brilliantly colored houses are disappearing. Take care!

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  5. I understand that I love Fall, but I love Christmas the most, I love winter...and of course by April I want spring....summer in the beginning oh so wonderful...but nothing can compare to the colours of Fall and the of Jesus (actually in Fall which explains the wonderful colour explosions) and Christmas for all the right reason

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  6. trying sometimes I only get half but I'm getting wireless soon, and I'm hoping that some of the problems I'm having is going to go away...don't worry I'll find a way

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  7. I have always loved the Fall and Winter. Your photo here is absolutely breathtaking, Jim!

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  8. I like this color editing, Jim - it brings sharp focus on fall. I've actually learned to love the nuances of white on white in winter. It helps that the majority of days at my altitude are sunny with blue sky - there is at least the hope of light.

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    1. I wanted to exaggerate the leaves a little bit and it worked well here.
      I know snow can give /show great shadow contrasts, especially when drifted.
      You 'mountain folk' are very fortunate to have that beautiful blue sky.

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  9. Great colour, and with all barns, I always wonder what story they could tell. Yes, tractors close by, almost time to put them into storage I guess. Greetings to all, Jean,.

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    1. Hi Jean. Yes barns have stories to tell. There you go...a book to be written!!
      have a great weekend Jen.

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  10. Jim- that is a gorgeous barn-- I think this is a picture that would be beautiful every season. I'd love to see it covers in a fresh coat of snow.

    I'm like you though-- I suffer through the winter and long for the spring--
    Vicki

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    1. We do go this location at least once in the winter Vicki, so I will see what I can do.

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  11. What a great barn. Here in the south they all tend to be that reddish color or just plain weathered oak or pine; beautiful but hardly as vibrant as that barn.
    Everything here is a burst of color and we still have tons of leaves yet to fall..

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    1. Jen, I am sure this is the only barn this colour for miles around! It just pops out at you!
      In the city we have quite a lot of leaves yet to fall.

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  12. I know what you mean, Jim. There's only so much of snowfall beauty that I can handle. I need colours! I'm already looking forward to spring.

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    1. I don't want to be too harsh on winter Martha, but the WHITE can be blinding come April!! lol

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  13. We have our photos to brighten up those gray winter days.

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    1. Janie, you would have loved this walk, I'm sure. These trees were speckled all along the canal on both sides.

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    2. I know Franklin and I would love walking with Sophie and her fellas.

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  15. I like colors also and am saying goodbye to my leaves ... my little granddaughter took one with her going back home .... winter is... well? I'm just glad we have evergreens about. The blue blue winter sky and the evergreens and the gray to blue cloud coloring river ... clouds create color.

    I tink of winter as sleeping time ~ nature is getting caught up on its beauty sleep... for HELLO Spring ... yippee... love the forsythia and azaleas and dogwood and flower pear trees... they only bloom after sleeping during the winter.

    I don't like the long dark hours ... but nature didn't ask me... she just does ...

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