Sunday, November 03, 2013

Autumn Changes

I wasn't sure we were going to get much color this year but then we got a good cold snap and all the leaves started changing.  In fact, we've had a very colorful fall, which is always nice.  I mean, I still always hate to see summer go but at least when autumn is pretty it helps my feelings a little.

The creek has just about been clogged up with all the leaves falling and we, unfortunately, still haven't had much rain to clear things out.

The drive is pretty though.

A moderate hike up behind the house just to see the ferns and rocks.

 Some areas of these woods are literally carpeted with the Christmas ferns.

 Here the chickens are enjoying some color of their own.  The baked pumpkin was a flop but they really like baked sweet potatoes.  Those don't last long.

The garden is doing really well this fall but then, I really amended the soil again before planting with lots of chicken poo and compost.  All the broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts etc. are knee high at least and the broccoli is starting to head up.  I'm having a devil of a time with moles and voles this year though.  Gonna have to see what I can do to run them off.

This burning bush that gets a lot of sun is really fiery this year!  The other one is pretty but a more subdued red.

Another question for you other bloggers:  I have noticed recently that Blogger has started condensing my oldest posts by removing my photos.  I suppose to save space.  Have any of you ever encountered this and what did you do, if anything?  I think I could pay Blogger for more storage area but not sure that I want to do that.  I know the photos are still out there, because I can call them up from the depths of my account, but I hate for them not to show because so much of my blog is about doing and showing what or how I'm doing something.


Kenneth Price said...

Love the photos! Forty years ago, or more, I did an oil painting (sort of impressionistic/expressionistic) of autumn leaves in a stream. Your photo of the same confirms my vision for the painting. May I copy a section of the photo to attach to my painting to answer the viewer's question: "What's that?"? I went back in your blogs to 2006 and all I viewed contained the photos you attached. Hope this is some temporary glitch you are experiencing and will clear up. I hope you are printing out hard copies of your blog pages which will, in future, become a book. Thanks for a pleasant afternoon moment.

edifice rex said...

Hey Ken! Yes, feel free to copy the photo!
And thanks for letting me know about the pics on the old posts. For some reason I'm not seeing many of them but maybe it's something about my computer. I should have done this before now but yes, I plan to have books printed of my blog soon. They are fairly affordable but I know it will take several volumes.

JO said...

I had to start paying 2.65 monthly so I could continue to post pictures.

I just love your pictures of the Autumn leaves don't get that hear.

Ed said...

Several years ago, I found I couldn't post new pictures onto my blog because of all space the old pictures took up. That is when I found out that all the pictures you post onto blogger actually are posted on a photo hosting website too and it is that website that has limits. I ended up deleting a lot of pictures (after backing up the posts onto my hard drive) that really didn't have meaning for me and just keeping the ones that showed something and really illustrated a post. I haven't had any problems since. I also haven't noticed blogger removing pictures from any of my old posts either. Hopefully it is just a glitch.

ErinFromIowa said...

Gosh! I loved these photos. Can you tell me more about Christmas ferns? I have never heard of them.

Floridacracker said...

Nice walk and always good to see Chigger.
That thing about Blogger removing photos is worrisome. I have to check.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jo! well, $2.65 isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Hey Ed! I think it may be some deal with my computer since Ken said he could still see the pics.

Hey Erin! Sure! I'll do a post on them.

Hey FC! Long time no see! Good to hear from you. Well, like I told Ed, I think it may be just my computer. I'll check it out too!

Anonymous said...

I see that happening on other blogs too. Sometimes pics are there and other times not. Not sure what sure what is going on with all of that. I don't blog but read plenty of them. tsa

edifice rex said...

Hey Anon! yeah, I'm gonna have to look into that. Maybe have to start getting a little more storage.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Haven't noticed any problems with photos disappearing from older posts, but then honestly don't check back too often. It's possible you have a computer problem, which is another headache you never need.