November 17, 2011

Scenes from Southern Idaho~ Fall's gone

I was driving my kids to school yesterday and it was a beautiful morning.  Just as I was reaching home I decided to grab my camera and take a drive to capture the last of what is Fall around here.  Stopping along the country roads that surround my neighborhood, to take pictures of the things I see everyday, helped me appreciate the place that I live in again.  I had someone stop to see if I was o.k. and I told her I was just photographing the landscape as it was beautiful out today.  She gave me a funny look and said "really?".  I guess to some it would not be pretty, but it is home to me.  I realized how much I loved it when we moved to Alaska where there are no fields, open skies, or miles of open land for your eyes to see.  Fall is almost gone now.  Just a week left I bet.  Here are some of the pictures I took of what I see (minus the millions of dairies~everyone has seen cows before) everyday of my life and I love it.

My favorite barn.

Overlooking the next town to the left.

Properties divided by small fences.

Some corn crops are left up during the winter.

Many homesteads dot the land surrounded by their farms

Hay stacked for the animals.

The Russian Olive trees smell so good and follow the canal.  My neighborhood is just behind them.

All harvested and beautiful blue skies as far as one can see.

Random neighborhoods here and there.

I love the windmills as long as there are just a few in one spot. 

Over looking the next town to the right.  Old barns are here and there. 

Just to the South, the South Hills provide a forest for camping 45 min. away.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!  We are having a birthday party for one of my very special little girls.  Then we are going shopping for Thanksgiving dinner.  Costco here we come.  If we get there right before lunch, we don't have to feed the kids while we're out.  They will just gobble up all the samples.  Ha Ha Ha.  Tis the season.....

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earlene said...

Great pictures!

Angela said...

Oh I so loved going along on the drive with you. I have a thing for old barns, something we rarely see in our parts. Love the farmland and I sure would have loved some of those corn stalks for my fall decorating. Could not find any around here. Beautiful landscapes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday to the lucky little lady, and Have a great weekend

Christine said...

Beautiful views for miles around! I love the old barns here and there too!
Thanks for taking us along. it's good to be able to stop and realize anew what we have to be thankful for!
Happy shopping!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful countryside Steph - truly enjoyed this post. Idaho looks much like Nod...except we don't have olive trees or windmills....and you definitely can't see any towns or neighborhoods from here - but the fields, barns and such look like they could be our neighbors....Have fun with that party!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Sheila said...

Everything looks so familiar Steph! You are very close to me kiddo. Where are you? I'm west of Blackfoot in the Snake River area.
Hubby built the Costco in Poky. Funny, we seem to hit the "samples" for lunch too.
Happy Birthday to your little one.

Firecracker Kid said...

Wow! Of course you live in the potato state :-) That is land lots of land as far as the eye can see. That lady doesn't realize what's she's missing and maybe she should stop and smell the roses, so to speak. You are definitely blessed to live in such a simply beautiful place.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I LOVED this post of all the old barns!
I LOVE the countryside. Hubby and I live in the country but we are going to build our dream home in Cobsy. Tenn, which we go every summer. Right in the mountains. It is breath taking. My husband is 48 yrs old and we plan to retire when he is 56yrs. old and we can't wait.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures. I looked at them twice!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Danice said...

Idaho is truly beautiful landscape. I would love to visit there someday. Thanks for posting the great photos :)

ebmattson said...

Steph, soo cute, it's okay if the cupboard doesn't get done this week....but the cookies, sooo cute are a must!! Have a great Thanksgiving..