August 25, 2009

what feels like fall may be temporary

we've set record lows around here - the mornings are beautiful and i feel myself just wanting to sit under the tree and read. but i can't, i've been busy working on a small contract, being a carpool auntie and applying for more and more jobs (it seems some are finally opening back up *fingers crossed*.) before, i forget - a fellow "char" interviewed me for tell all tuesday. peek over there and tell me hi. (ps - check out her blog for the spectacular, gorgeous, insanely beautiful mural just completed in the bathroom. i so want one for mine!!)

awakening

i went back to the farm to try and take better pictures of the sunflowers but the wind was still blowing like crazy. but it was fun to see them lined up, greeting us and waving their pretty blonde heads. the honey bees were very happy to see them too.

landing pad

cosmos were scattered around the property - looking like drunken ladies who have fallen on the way home. huge monarch butterflies along with some yellow beauties wove in and out of the flowers while bees droned from bloom to bloom. i wanted to investigate closer but my sister warned snakes have been sighted. nothing makes me scream more like a silly girl than snakes. even when they're not poisonous. silly. scream. very silly.

cosmos

field

32 comments:

  1. oooooooooooooooo....i love the one with the red barn!

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  2. Just have to say these are all wonderful photos. Such gorgeous colors that do certainly speak of fall. Sigh...

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  3. Amazing photos Char!!! Loved your interview!

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  4. I am crossing my fingers for you, beautiful photos as always

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  5. LOOOVE your second and third photos! The oranges and greens are soooo wonderful together. It has me wondering where I might be able to go to find some of my own oranges and greens.

    Off to checkout your interview!

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  6. Good luck on the interviews. The sunflower photos are utterly AMAZING! Yeah, I scream like a silly something when snakes are involved for sure.
    Brenda

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  7. Absolutely love the first and last shots. Not that the others aren't wonderful as usual, but those two steal my heart!

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  8. I love the last picture of the barn and the sunflowers. Perfect!

    How in the world did you know where my picture of cracked walls and open windows was located?

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  9. Love these....gorgeous.

    I am off to check the link out.

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  10. Enjoyed the interview! Love the new shots! My fave is the one with the barn in the background of the sunflowers!

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  11. I LOVE sunflowers. They somehow brighten your day. Seeing them and reading your post certainly perked up my day. THANKS!

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  12. Fabulous photos Char- the barn... I love barns! And Sunflowers!

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  13. Thanks for the sweet words Char!
    I LOVE that first photo of the Sunflower about to open...that would be a great painting...4ft x 4ft!
    Have a lovely evening...
    Char

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  14. So glad I found you through the other Char. ;) Your photos are just stunning. I'll be back often to visit!! :) Silke

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  15. I went back to my sunflower field today too :)

    so happy !

    and guess what, speaking of monarch butterflies ???

    I brought home 2 monarch caterpillars from my sister's milkweed plant and I already have one chryslis {sp ?} and the other one is getting ready to hang itself...way too cool

    and yes...I will be documenting this, as I'm a crazy science kid at heart !

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  16. Char, your latest efforts are (as usual) stunning. My fourite is the lonely sunflower and the barn shot isn't bad either. Your pictures always have an ethereal quality. Love them.

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  17. Oh, my good gosh, Char. These are, for lack of a better word, delicious! That first photo is stunning. It's simple and perfect. I love that picture! The rest are beautiful. What a day!!!

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  18. that first shot is absolutely STUNNING. i am amazed! i just love it.

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  19. and fingers crossed for you on the job search. :)

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  20. Love the sunflowers. I'm painting one right now that our youngest took a few years ago.

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  21. i especially love the sunflowers but the cosmos are pretty too.
    good luck with the job applications. hope one is just right for you.
    off to the link

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  22. I had never seen yellow cosmos here before, but boy...they are pretty!

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  23. oh these are so beautiful! I love the added texture on the (are they cosmos?)... How do you have time? Busy applying for jobs (good luck btw), shuttling kids... Your creativity and the time you give it is inspiring!

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  24. oh, this weather! i'm spoiled already and i just know that i'm going to wake up from this insanely beautiful dream to find a 90-something-degree reality waiting for me. i intend to enjoy every second of it while it lasts!

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  25. OMG, how beautiful! LOVE the first one!!! Wish we were getting some cooler temps -- supposed to be in the 90's here today. Good luck on the job search. :)

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  26. This sunflower takes my breath away, my friend.
    xoxo

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  27. What a beautiful site you have here, and I thought I should leave a comment for you. Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too - thank you so much for sharing. Happy Mid week... best wishes

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  28. That first shot just blows me away.

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  29. Such beautiful, beautiful images.

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  30. that first sunflower shot is just awesome...

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  31. Yay for you! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. And those images are absolutely gorgeous, as always.

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  32. I'm with you about the snakes...

    I can only see the first three pictures but they are stunning! Wow and wow!

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.