Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn Mist

As our tree's become bare, and the nights are cold there becomes a icy mist that covers every last leaf and wraps itself around all the branches. It becomes very still and seems to close us in like a scary tale from a book. You find yourself unable to take your eyes off the wonder of it. It is a showing of things to come when all will be white with snow. Fall is beautiful here in Idaho. It has magic in every season, Now everyone is harvesting in the fields, Arney will go out to find a farmer, glean a field with onions, or potato's. The gleaning is what was left by the big machines. Potato's, big bakers, onions as big as grapefruits. The ground will be cool and your hands get muddy, but it is the best food. Since it is free, we always get enough for family, friends. I am already making soups and chili. We are still getting peppers and tomato's from the garden and Summit our Grandson will be over to get his very own Pumpkins and cut down the Sunflowers for the Birds. This is when I love to read, or stitch a quilt, but for now I am busy making crafts....but I am almost done....Happy Fall, it is a time of remembering and gleaning.

14 comments:

Kate said...

Mary,

Such a lovely image.... I'd love it if you entered my contest.

Kate

Carrie J said...

Love the word picture you painted, it sounds wonderful. I wish we had some fields here to do that. I have dried almost 40 lbs of Yukon Golds that a friend gave me. I have also been lucky to have friends that have given me almost 4 bushels of apples and pears. I have canned 36 pints of pears and pear butter and am working on the apples still. It is hard work but I love it.

Janet said...

You're so good with words. Your description of fall in your area is just beautiful and I want some of that here....now! But today we are expecting highs in the 90's!

Good for Arney for getting those onions and potatoes. Too much food goes to waste in this country. I'd love a big bowl of potato soup.

(PS - the typewriter in the previos post is fantastic! I remember my grandma had an old one that was very tall and narrow. I wish I had it now!)

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous! I just love it!
Sandra Evertson

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful post. Such a beautiful description of fall. Karen

Rustic Tarts said...

Hello Mary

Thanks for checking out our blog and pointing me in the direction of your blog! It is so interesting reading what is going on in different parts of the world but ultimately we are all bound together.
I should have mentioned on the blog that we call Tic Tac Toe - "Noughts and Crosses" here in Australia! I did remember afterwards. My brother lives in Ohio so he often points out some of the differences to me....LOL
Take care
Christina

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful word pictures! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It is still very warm here in the South, in fact yesterday was quite hot. I look and look every day to see when Dame Autumn will grace us with her presence. She teased me this very morning with one crackly brown leaf, tossed and twirling from a tree branch. I think perhaps it was her calling card!

Julie said...

I really like your autumn mist picture. I have always loved that image of the smiling moon.

Kelli said...

Such beautiful words and the picture is lovely too!
~Kelli

Cat said...

What a nice read and picture. I love it thst farmers will let people glean the fields; that is Biblical.

Enjoy the season!

Hugs, C

Julie said...

I must come back and comment again, now that you have added that wonderful, wonderful banner!

Miss Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I am enjoying my new wheels! A friend of mine asked me the same question your children did about head gear. It never dawned on me, we never wore it when I was young. Maybe with my track record so far I should consider it. Have a sweet week!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You are quite poetic today!
Fall does that to people I think...the most wonderful season of all!

Betzie said...

Nice post Mary and I so love moon faces!! That one is super cute and fitting!
Happy Fall and happy gleaning!!