Saturday, October 8, 2016

October . . .

"October, ruddy-cheeked, comes o're the plains,
And with rustling step it speeds along.
It's feel beats music to the harvest song . . . "
~Albert Laighton~ 

A few weeks ago my husband and I took a drive up to the hills.  We were just in time to see the Mahogany bushes turning red.  It was a little early for all the fall colors, but just in time to see these beautiful red bushes . . . :0)

Some of the Quaking Aspen were starting to change colors, They are always the first to give up their green for gold.

I loved this photo of the sheep-herders horse.  He's standing with the wind to his back.  In life, I think that's what most of us do; we just turn our backs to the wind and let life push us along when the times get tough, and we have some really tough things going on in the world today.

May the road rise up to meet you; May the wind always be at your back . . . hopefully, we will have favorable circumstances in our life like the old Irish blessing says.  I have been praying for all those who were in the way of Matthew... I hope they feel the wind at their backs soon, and feel comfort and the peace that prayer can bring,  

I love this little Sage Grouse!  He's standing right in the road, and I can hardly see him..  What great camouflage!

Speaking of blessings...we had a lot of rain  last week, and this  is just one of the rainbows that I saw.  It was actually a double rainbow, but I didn't get my camera out soon enough to get a picture of it.

Another shot of one of the beautiful sunsets we have had this fall!  Have a wonderful Sunday.




  1. Such a beautiful capture of this beautiful section of the world. Hope you are enjoying it.

  2. Stunning photos, love the changing of the colors, and that horse just standing there weathering the wind - a great post my friend thanks for your inspiring words!

  3. Love the variety of pictures you posted. The sunset was absolutely stunning!

  4. Heading directly into the wind is never very much fun! Great photos, Barb. Hope that you and your husband are able to take another leaf peeping drive...those red bushes are quite beautiful.

  5. Great pictures, and a great Irish blessing... one of my personal favs.
    I never cease to be amazed at all the blessings of this beautiful world.

    May God be with those that are enduring trials at this time.

    Warm wishes....~K.

  6. Barb, the sunset is so beautiful. The sky is God's canvas and we are so blessed to just look up and take it all in.

  7. Hello, Your photos are beautiful. I especially like the one with the horse and the words you wrote made me smile.

  8. Beautiful pictures! We really loved seeing all the gorgeous fall leaves when we went up to Utah earlier this week. Driving through the mountains was quite the color show! Love it!
    Enjoy what's left of your wee!

  9. Beautiful photos!!! And the rainbow is amazing.

  10. Beautiful photos!!! And the rainbow is amazing.

  11. Oh I do love going on road trips with you Barb and seeing all of your photos. I love the autumn, with it's changing colours that seem to start overnight and before you know it have taken over our little world. Love your thoughts and your words. What a gentle visit. Love all that you share. xoxo

  12. Oh my sweet friend, I love your posts. I especially enjoy our outings or adventures. I really feel like you find places to visit that seem like Paradise. Some of them bring back memories of times spent with family fishing and enjoying beautiful scenery like this. Really loved the rainbow and sunset; I see graphics. Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way!

  13. Hi Barb! I loved your photos. The red bushes, the rainbow, the sunset are all just so beautiful. The scenery there is just so pretty that I would want to take that drive often. Hope all is well with you and yours. I've been slow at getting back to blogging and visiting, but I think of you often! Take care and have a wonderful week! xo Cheryl

  14. Hi sweet Barb. I've really missed visiting you along with all of my blogging friends. Not sure what has happened to all of my time!! Your part of the Country is truly beautiful....and you did a great job in capturing so many beautiful points. Love the rainbow! Hope your week is going great!! hugs.

  15. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, Barb! Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


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