Friday, September 18, 2009
Okay, I have to admit it, as if it wasn't perfectly obvious -- fall is my favorite time of year. In my chore-running travels yesterday, I kept coming across these wondrous fields of yellow - all set against the grey/browns of barns and fences and treetrunks. There is something so soothing to me about these views, and that golden yellow of grasses and flowers catches my eyes at every turn. We're finally having the rain we desperately need, and the weather is again cooling. Perhaps the clouded skies brought out the vivid yellows ... but yesterday, it seemed to me as if the world had turned golden -- even when it was raining!
We pass this barn and field each time we drive to the next small town. The barn is tucked far off the road, and if I kept driving to the left of this image, I'd come across a modern white house. The hayfields I painted last week are to the right of the fields. I cannot tell you how many times I have pased by this scene without ever noticing the barn! But the yellow caught my eye and I had to stop long enough to LOOK. It's on a rather well-used road that links several busy streets, and so I supposed we just speed by like everyone else, never 'quite' noticing. Sort of reminds me of never noticing a piece of furniture that we use all the time until we get a new slip-cover! LOL
This Saturday we take 45 people in three vans and several cars to the Apple Festival and to another area garden over 2 1/2 hours away. I'm hearing mixed reports for the weather, so my fingers are crossed that the rain holds off until we return late Saturday night.
I've more errands to run today - but hope to get in a nap and a sketch. I'll be in a different part of the county and hope to find more overlooked 'treasures'....
Hope you see some too!