Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Afternoon Drive...



A country road here in North Carolina. The open road holds so much promise. A surprise around every turn. Today I was able to get out and leave the boxes and packing behind and just enjoy the day. I feel like most of the summer and fall I have missed. The beach is not the best place to enjoy the fall colors, so a little road trip was needed.

I found this tree down a dead end road. I loved the contrast of the gold against the blue sky. It had rained a few minutes before and you can see the clouds moving away as the sun comes out. It was a beautiful fall day.


Hidden up a bank an old Tobacco Barn. These sat on the edge of the fields. Large "sticks" fit into notches along the walls all the way up the barn. The tobacco plants were/are attached to the sticks and set in the notches to dry or cure. This was quite a dirty job. Everyone - children included joined in to get the crop in. I see these barns and they represent so much of the history of North Carolina.

I thought I would include this shot. The contrast of the green and red was stunning. Hope you enjoyed a taste of the day.

12 comments:

Aimeslee said...

What lovely Fallness, thanks for the photos. Elizabeth, I don't get over here so much anymore but found myself with a lil free time tonight...just got caught up on your "adventures". What a way to get Hip, ouch. So glad you are mended and back to it. And your house sale....well, I would worry about you, but there isn't much at all you cannot do or get done, Elizabeth, so I am confident you will look back on your Transient Time and see it as the exciting vacay I'm sure it will turn out to be. You go, Girl! xoxo

joy said...

Beautiful photos! Autumn is such a gaorgeous time of year. Glad you took a road trip!

Diane said...

Wonderful Fall photos--Thank you!!

Diane O. said...

Love the fall colors, specially the reds. Great shots.

Bea said...

You still have some fall color around, that's so nice. The high winds here last week or so took down everything but the Oak leaves.
I hope the move goes smoothly for you. That's a lot of stress, take care of yourself. :)Be

Robin said...

Glad you got a chance to get out and enjoy your day! North Carolina is beautiful to me any time of the year.

Hugs,
Robin

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Fabulous fall fotos...gorgeous! One of my favorite seasons!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Beautiful photos, they really give a feel for the season :) Glad you've had a chance to get out and about :)

Evil Edna said...

thank you for the wonderful photos.EE

Terri Kahrs said...

Our trees are almost bare. One good rainstorm and they'll be finished for the year. Love your shots, and am so happy to see you wandering about with your camera. I've missed your photos. I'm intrigued by the barn and am grateful for your explanation. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Brenda said...

Beautiful pics. Hope you are doing better and getting to enjoy the autumn days. We ordered them to be a little warmer just for you!

indybev said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. I love to take meandering drives down obscure country roads, and seeing your photos was almost as good! I hope the move goes seamlessly!