Friday, September 10, 2010

Bright blue skies, bees and rustling corn...

Ahhhh...this is my favorite time of year.  The weather was beautiful today!  AND, it's part of my I was able to be out and about.  It was quite chilly when I left the house this morning; and I love taking a deep breath of that crisp, cool air.
When I was finally done with all of my errands this afternoon, I grabbed my camera and headed out to see what I could find.

First I headed to the cornfield.  The field corn is almost ready for harvest now.  You can almost see the changes each day.  The contrast in color between the corn leaves and the bright blue sky was gorgeous.  As I was taking my photos, I could hear the corn leaves rustling in the gentle breeze.  That particular sound is something you only hear this time of year.  I love that sound.  Those kinds of sounds replace the chirps of so many of the birds that migrate south this time of year.  I really miss those bird songs, now, and will look forward to their return in the spring.

Then I headed back to the house and realized that the sedum blooms are VERY popular with the bees, wasps and butterflies right now.  It was fascinating to watch them.  In one photo, if you look closely, you can see a wasp and a small butterfly (or maybe it's a moth?) on a clump of sedum blooms.

I hope you're enjoying the beautiful "almost autumn" weather, too.  :)


  1. Your photos of the corn stalks are haunting. The Great Dane tried to grow corn up here and it never got higher than about 18 inches because we don't get the heat or sunshine it needs - just liquid sunshine!

  2. fabulous pics! looks like a little bit of paradise... :)


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