Sunday, October 6, 2013
A Hint of Autumn
Lord: it is time. The huge summer has gone by.
Now overlap the sundials with your shadows,
and on the meadows let the wind go free.
Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine;
grant them a few more warm transparent days,
urge them on to fulfillment then, and press
the final sweetness into the heavy wine. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Yesterday, my family and I drove out to the country for the day...Virginia has the most beautiful country roads. We saw some gorgeous sights and it felt almost like fall, except for the extreme heat! We are definitely experiencing an Indian summer here this first week of October, with temps in the high 80's. Despite the heat, we still felt the fall spirit and found a lovely apple cider stand...we stocked up on pumpkin butter, apple butter, local honey, and fresh cider. We ate lunch at a sweet little restaurant in Sperryville and slowly meandered our way back home. It was a great day, and here are a few shots I captured. I'll probably share some more soon because I got quite a few! We're definitely making several trips to the mountains this month to capture the fall foliage with our cameras. This is why I love the month of October!
I'm linking up today with Kathy's weekly Song-Ography prompt, which is "forever autumn". Click HERE to visit her blog and participate! Thanks so much for stopping by.