Thursday, October 4, 2012

Leaving the Gloom

There have been some pretty big changes lately.  One large change has been in the weather which went from highs in the eighties to the forties…just like that.  I was just out a few days ago taking pictures of a surprising mushroomOut of the Gloom 001.  I say surprising because up to this point it’s been so hot and dry (six inches behind normal) that I could hardly believe a mushroom of this side would be flourishingOut of the Gloom 002.  I admit this thing may not be as large as the picture suggests but still considering all things it is was quite largeOut of the Gloom 003.  Today I went out hoping I would see something that would cheer me up about the weather change…it was soggy but I love the view so muchOut of the Gloom 004. Fall isn’t quite as colorful here as it is in some places but I really do have an appreciation for what we do get to enjoyOut of the Gloom 005 .  I would have enjoyed the sound of silence and scenery more without the neighbor’s dog barking at me and Gabby.  On the bright side it made me move to different spots for some different views than usualOut of the Gloom 006.  Soon the irrigation ditch will be empty and there will be no leaves to be seenOut of the Gloom 007and white will be the dominating color and it will be much, much colder.  For now I have a lot of brown and yellow to seeOut of the Gloom 008.  The tree line will be barren soon so for now I rejoice in what I’ve gotOut of the Gloom 009.  The pond will be mostly water free and what remains will be frozen…so again I rejoice in today’s viewOut of the Gloom 010.  I took a few more pictures as I turned back toward homeOut of the Gloom 011.  I began to think of the value of what I’ve gotOut of the Gloom 012and once again I find that the gloom has to make way when I’m grateful to God for all He’s done in the here and nowOut of the Gloom 013.

25 comments:

  1. I didn't get this update. I was just checking back on your weather. The mushroom is pretty setting in the greenery. The bottom photo of clouds , I'm wondering if they're snow clouds. It seems that cooler temps are coming much sooner here than last year. I don't mind because ours isn't really bad. Our temps are getting close to yours though.

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    1. Hmm, sorry to hear you didn't get the update. The trouble since my picture storage site is changing things up has forced me to do things a bit differently...hope that's not why. Those clouds did look like snow didn't they? We will warm up to the sixties I guess but I think this was a hurdle once passed won't be the same.

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  2. Joe, I came back to join again. Blogger may be messing with things.

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    1. Okay my friend, I hope it all works out.

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  3. sitting under the room, sipping a bit of tea, awaiting the snow, time flies past, leaves fall and one trips through the looking glass.

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Wait and wait and then it's upon us again...it matters not to me as long as I have coffee...that's surely a win ;)

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  4. I am adjusting to a big weather change here today with only a high of 50. Down in the low 30s tonight.

    Great photos Joe!

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    1. I think for some of us the warmth is done for the season my friend...misery loves company! Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Yes raining and cold here. Snow is mentioned, I do hope not, so early on in the winter. As for the gloom, the light of the world always penetrates that.

    Have a good weekend.

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    1. Weather and human emotion can be about the most changeable things in the world for sure my friend but thankfully you statement couldn't be any more true! Thank you!

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  6. always love your pics and like i said the other day, that mushroom reminds me a miniture outdoor patio umbrella lmao, Cindy always seems to post the most beautiful fall photos with amazing color, unlike we see here as well, but everywhere seems to have its own unique changes,,,i know snow was not what you were wanting or expecting so soon. you could try to build us here in the south a snowman though !!

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    1. Well you are certainly right about the snow...ugh! All seasons have their beauty but it isn't always so easy to take pictures when shivering! LOL! I don't know about a snowman...I might toss a snowball your way though;)

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  7. The weather made you a few on your photos, some way through enjoy
    the Mushroom I really like to eat with Roast Chicken time.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. I actually have no idea if that mushroom is edible or not. I've heard more than one story of someone eating a poisoned mushroom...I wouldn't want that to happen to me! It's snowing right now my friend...wish it wasn't but it is.

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  8. I was going to say it was snowing! I have Billings on my Weather.Com along with here, Charlotte, Green Bay and Palm Bay FL. and Philly too. Saw your snow last evening.

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    1. Yep, it really snowed and I didn't like it one bit. I was concerned about the trees at first but I don't think it will be a problem now.

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  9. we have now such mushrooms with red roof en white dots
    its in a specil part of the forest
    Always special to watch this nature wonder
    enjoy and we go to autumn weather Oh i miss the sunbeams so much

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    1. I wish I could see some of those mushrooms my friend. I've seen a few pics on-line but I don't think we've got any like that in these parts. It's getting pretty cool here though we get a little bit of a reprieve this week...I'm not sad about that.

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  10. Always enjoy your eyes view of what you enjoy.

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    1. And you are always very welcome here my dear friend!

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  11. Your mushroom made me feel like a little fairy looking up at it. I loved the angle. You really are blessed to be able to leave your house and step out into natures wonderland right in your back yard.

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    1. It's not too bad to go out there like that my friend however it's not all that wild really. It's been so dry that sometimes it's a challenge to get a picture that's more than dead plants. Lately we've had a lot of rain which is nice but the greens that would have come earlier in the season aren't showing up.

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  12. Of all the beautiful pictures you took today, the one of the sky is my favorite.

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    1. What can I say Sherry, you got taste ;) I like that shot too!

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