Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bonfires & other autumn delights

One of the joys of living in a rural area is the fun of gathering for an autumn bonfire.

And so it was that we gathered last evening in Jim & Becky's horse pasture for marshmallows and hot dogs, served up by the crackling fire to the accompaniment of laughter and wagging tails.

Behind our home, the barn is looking worse than ever. I wish our neighbors would fix the dear old thing. One of these days it's going to blow down and I'll be sadder than sad.

The cornstalks are still standing in the field beyond but the crop is past. Summer is only a memory now.

We're still delighting in blue skies and crisp morning air, even as we look to the rainy days ahead.

Still hiking on the occasional glorious autumn afternoon, and feeling dwarfed by the majesty of the mountains. Can you even spot me in the photo?

I've been working on a series of botanicals, and snapping reference photos to use in my work.

But believe me, it's not all hikes and bonfires around here! Tomorrow I'll share sneak peeks at the messy studio, the snippets and scribbles, and the finished art emerging from the scissors, pens and brushes lately...


Sharon Hermens said...

What fun sitting by a bon fire eating marshmallows and hot dogs!!

We are experiencing cool evenings and rain also. Feels good after such a hot summer.

Can't wait to see what you are working on.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You live in a heavenly piece of earthly heaven...thank you for sharing your warming thoughts. Imagine and live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart