An Autumn Walk at the Farm

It was a lovely autumn day yesterday, so I took the opportunity to take a walk with my camera in hand. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Fall colors are showing up everywhere.

Despite some frosty mornings some flowers continue to bloom.

Few wildflowers are still in bloom – asters among them.

I could hear the buzz of bees foraging these flowers as I took my photos.

Notice the bee at the top of this (above) photo.

Leaves are dropping.

A few trees are completely bare.

Thanks for joining me.

What is your favorite thing about fall?

29 thoughts on “An Autumn Walk at the Farm

  1. How peaceful this walk is Ruth and you have so many flowers still blooming. It is hard to think of the blah landscape that is soon to follow when the leaves all drop. Dropping 25 degrees in one day’s time will not help the trees keep their gorgeous leaves too long.


      1. I know – I enjoyed last weekend and took off Monday to make three days to get out and enjoy the sunshine, the leaf colors and walk a lot. Soon we have to measure out steps carefully … is there slick leaves, black ice or the dreaded ice and snow to deal with?

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    1. Yes they are beautiful this year. According to this from the USDA
      “The amount and brilliance of the colors that develop in any particular autumn season are related to weather conditions that occur before and during the time the chlorophyll in the leaves is dwindling. Temperature and moisture are the main influences.

      A succession of warm, sunny days and cool, crisp but not freezing nights seems to bring about the most spectacular color displays. During these days, lots of sugars are produced in the leaf but the cool nights and the gradual closing of veins going into the leaf prevent these sugars from moving out. These conditions – lots of sugar and light – spur production of the brilliant anthocyanin pigments, which tint reds, purples, and crimson. Because carotenoids are always present in leaves, the yellow and gold colors remain fairly constant from year to year.

      The amount of moisture in the soil also affects autumn colors. Like the weather, soil moisture varies greatly from year to year. The countless combinations of these two highly variable factors assure that no two autumns can be exactly alike. A late spring, or a severe summer drought, can delay the onset of fall color by a few weeks. A warm period during fall will also lower the intensity of autumn colors. A warm wet spring, favorable summer weather, and warm sunny fall days with cool nights should produce the most brilliant autumn colors.”

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    1. So far we have had a mostly pleasant fall. I hope it lasts a while. I’m not looking forward to the cold of winter. (Incidentally my mother’s maiden name is Dawe. I wonder if we are related.)

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