02 November 2014

An early morning surprise, and lots more photos of Autumn in the woods.

The other day, I stepped outside to see, visitors.
In this part of the South, if you live in an old white house,
Ladybugs on the porch mean cold weather is on it's way.
Ladybugs are attracted to light colors when they start looking for someplace to spend the winter.  What better place to spend a winter, than in a lovely old Antebellum home in the woods. 
 Evening in the woods
Since our adventure last week, we have been leaving for our walks a little earlier. I took the camera with me again last Sunday evening. The lighting and leaves were lovely.
 Autumn sky
It was a lovely evening for a long walk. 
My Sweet Husband is the best of company.
Glanced out one bedroom window yesterday morning, and got a serious surprise, can you see it? No, it is not the plant, 
(The plant is an Angel Wing Begonia, it's always that lovely color).
Yes, you heard me right, Snow on November first in South Carolina.
Apparently this is the earliest recorded snowfall for this area. 
I am not ready yet! Still enjoying Fall....
 Oaks with snow
The oaks out front and the lawn were lightly dusted. 
 Antebellum porch with snow
The flakes were huge, here you can see a view across the front porch. We don't usually get snow while the leaves are still on the trees. I think it made for some wonderful pictures. 
 Another view from the Antebellum porch
Here is a view from the side. 
 Autumn leaves and snow
 Snow on the path
As you can see, the dogwood's leaves are turning, the snow seems to emphasize the colors.
 Old Barn in snow
The old post and beam barn looks nice year round. 
 Autumn color with snow
 38 degrees Fahrenheit, 4 degrees Celsius.
Fahrenheit sounds warmer.
 Pecan Tragedy
The oldest Pecan tree, lost a large limb from the weight. 
A few other trees lost smaller limbs as well.
 The Summer Kitchen with snow
The old summer kitchen looks quite romantic in the snow.
 Old Smoke House in the snow
 Oak and Elm
 Floating leaf
By the time we went for our walk, the snow was gone.
The woods are getting lovelier by the day. 
 Leaves on the road
I love to take walks on country roads.
This time of year, there is beauty around every corner.
 Curve in the road
See what I mean?
 Color and contrast
 Gold in the sky

Leafy Collage
I will stop for now, my brunch is almost ready.
It is a great time of year to live in the woods.
Especially in a lovely snug old Antebellum Home.



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