October 11, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain~ "Fall Foilage"

 Gable House Musings  is hosting a wonderful display chain this month. This week Misi told us to pick a display around "Fall Foliage". 
The girls and I took little road trip to see my parents this past weekend.  Most of the leaves are not changing in the valley here in Idaho yet, so  I had great plans to capture my mother's amazing yard in all it's glory for what "fall" is here.  3/4 of the way there we were hit with an unexpected snow storm.  So instead of singing Halloween songs we were belting "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" down the highway.   It kept the mood light as I dodged piles of slush, sped past semi's, and tried to read road signs hoping I wouldn't miss the exit.  The girls had the best time while I was quietly freaking out.  I think Mother Nature was having and identity crisis that weekend.  All in all, we were blessed with 3 inches of snow in about 12 hours.

Oh yummy, crisp, sweet, cold apples.

Poor tomatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, and strawberries.

"Jack"- I know your hiding under there.

Frozen fall flowers.

Swim down deep little fish.

All bent over and broken

Safe under the patio.

Now go curl up near the fire and drink some hot cocoa.


Carmen at Primcats said...

Wow Steph! Brrrrrrr! I'm not ready for all that yet!

Carmen and the Primcats

Jen said...

Let It Snow! I am super jelous and wish it were happening here. LOVE the pictures though, you caught some really neat pictures, and still lifes are some of the hardest ones to make look "right". Is is still snowy, or back to fall again?

Robyn ♥ said...

Awww, bummer with the snow...but at least you said you still have your leaves to enjoy as soon as they change! Beautiful pics!

Christine said...

Amazing pics Steph! What a seasonal mix-up!!!
I bet your girls loved it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow...Steph...WOW!! Although the thought of a heavy snow right now is positively revolting, you photos are absolutely, and incredibly AMAZING!! I so love the juxtaposition of the snow with the gorgeous blooms....You truly captured something special here. So thankful you shared with us. Happy Tuesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Steph~ Giggles~ I hit the wrong post comment!!!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Steph~ Love the white stuff.Not quite ready would rather ease into it and enjoy some crisp autumn days though...smile..Your display is surely the most original today.Warm Blessings!~Amy

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Steph, UGH!!! that is a cold slap of reality!!!! Not ready for that! OLM

Raymond Homestead said...

Snow makes for pretty pictures but I don't want any yet!!

annie said...

That's some contrast, all the color against the white snow. It's a pity in a way, the last hurrah of things that were. Of course, there's always joy coming in the morningto look forward to!

Farmhouse prims said...

Burrrrr, so hard to believe that it is that time of the year all ready, the snow is beautiful though, love your pictures. Hugs, Lecia

Misi said...

Fantastic Pictures!! Who would have expected snow..we just had a bit of Indian summer here.
although i do not want to see it in my back yard it is a lovely sight to see elsewhere
Thank you for sharing this foliage wonder

Angie Berry said...

Yikes!! I love to see snow on beautiful blooming flowers... such a wondrous sight. Glad you were able to get to your parents. It's sure not fun driving in that stuff although it is pretty to look at.