Friday, November 21, 2014

Barley Loves Autumn




We were hardly ready for the cold that arrived Sunday, 
and the dusting of snow seemed strange while leaves were still on the trees.  
Monday morning, before dawn, long ribbons of geese made their way south over the distant hills.  
At night, we could hear them overhead complaining about the weather.





Despite what the thermometer says, it is still autumn, 
and I'd hate to let the season get by without Barley weighing in on it. 

Barley loves autumn.  




He loves foggy mornings when the world is quiet except for the crunch of leaves underfoot.





He loves the fresh clear air, and the late afternoon sun on his coat, 
and living in a world of orange.





He loves being a blur of motion as he races over the ground in broad circles, 
scattering bright color in his wake.

Barley loves winter, too, but he's not ready to let go of autumn just yet.  

And for that matter, neither am I.



Linking with Saturday's Critters
and Our World Tuesday


33 comments:

Felicia said...

Barley looks like he has lots of fun in any season.

Love your images Connie.

Sharon K said...

Oh Connie, I want to be there with Barley, running around in the leaves!

The change of season really speaks of the Almighty... and your pictures capture great moments of His handiwork.
Stay warm!

pens and needles said...

Pictures 3 and 4 are amazingly beautiful! They all are, really, but those two are breathtaking. Barley looks so good in autumn. :)

Bethany Carson said...

The fog and beautiful colors contribute to awesome photos! Great job capturing the beauty of the scene! Barley is certainly a good-looking dog!

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful dog in a beautiful setting.

Brian King said...

What gorgeous photos! Very nice!

ladyfi said...

Oh wow! These beautiful shots took my breath away!

Hilary said...

Lovely pics. Such a soft effect.. the leaves and the pooch. Thanks to Lady Fi for pointing this post out to me.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's very handsome! I love the fog and the autumn colours. It's so beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

He sure is one handsome fella, Connie!
I wish you a most wonderful Thanksgiving.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of these Autumn days. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Mary Kiss said...

Beautiful autumn photos! Love it!

Mary, MI

thesegreenwoods said...

Beautiful images, Barley is so gorgeous, Autumn is a magnificent time of year.

eileeninmd said...

Your Autumn images are so pretty. I love the colors. And Barley is beautiful. Have a happy week!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful autumn photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

Barley is one very smart dog! Autumn is beautiful!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Barley is quite the dog, and your photos are wonderful.

Jill Harrison said...

beautiful beautiful images and words to go with them. I love that soft light. Gorgeous.
Have a lovely week. I am joining you over at Our World Tuesday.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I am not ready either. Autumn is my favorite season and it never stays long enough. I like the way Barley thinks. Beautiful photos.

Rick said...

Beautiful shots, Connie. I could see throughout the photos that you weren't quite ready for this yet, either. And Barley looked very disappointed, perhaps even a little befuddled, in that second shot.

At least you didn't get 6' of the white stuff!

Rajlakshmi said...

Gorgeous captures, it looks so mystical and dreamy :)

Molly said...

That is one very handsome dog and I love all these images, you have captured the cold and the autumn perfectly

Mollyxxx

Linda W. said...

Beautiful shots, especially the foggy ones.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm with Barley. I love the Autumn foliage.

S. Etole said...

Beautiful photos even though early. Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mary Cromer said...

So lovely! Happy Thanksgiving Blessings~

Margaret Adamson said...

Marley is adorable and fits in really well to the autumn colours. Have a lovely weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hi, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up your sweet Barley! Happy weekend!

Jen said...

Barley has a beautiful coat.

Cloudia said...

Sheer BLISS, as those golden days and crunch and visible breath are treasures Hawaii does not provide me. They take me back to childhood days. Thank You.

Congratulations on your POTW



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Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, it was fun to meet Barley

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful pup and gorgeous scenes. congrats on your POTW!

Tammie Lee said...

so very lovely