Thursday, October 27, 2011

From across the state line

The other night when I went out to the strip pits, by the time I left the cemetery the sun was starting its descent.  I hurried on down the road...wanting to get to one of my favorite subjects over there in Illinois...by that I mean this house below.

 I always think of it as the Little House on the Prairie.  I have seen it in all types of weather, at all times of the day and it always appeals to me.  I would love to know the history of the place.

That evening, on the other side of the road...farmers were busy.  I have no idea how big some of the fields are over there but they are huge. 

You may not see it but there is a combine in the photo above.... it is to the right of the sun, almost but not quite in the center of the photo...I will try to post a different photo of it at another time.

Today has been dark and dreary part of the day, and a real chill in the air.  I really feel like we are seeing the last days of autumn.  We were out today and saw geese on the wing.  I suppose they are ready to start their migration.  I am thinking if we want to see the sandhill cranes that we should be heading up north before many more days are over.
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I am still working on my sewing project....in the final stages of it now.  I will have to admit I had to do some more ripping out of stitches...and this time I did mind cause they were a mistake.  Funny, if it is a design decision, I don't get upset with myself, but when it is a dumb mistake...I grumble all the time I am taking them out.

That is about it from my corner of the world.  I am going to sew a bit more, then going to try to catch up on all the blogs I follow...so see you later I hope.

11 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful photos, Rose. I would love to know the history of that pretty homestead too.

Debbie said...

what a gorgeous setting sun!! we had rain all day, it's been dark and cold. i hope it's not really over, it is my favorite time of year!!

Caron said...

The only reason I can see that combine is because I live in Iowa. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to spot it. Your photos are so good at conveying a feeling to me.

I posted on Facebook this week, "Dear Mother Nature, The first day of winter isn't until late December. Please remember to keep your focus this year. Autumn is a perfectly lovely season and there is no need to jump ahead.
Thank you."

Ginny said...

Once you directed me, I DO see the combine! The first and last pictures are just stunning!!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely photos. I always like sunsets!

Sandra said...

in our corner of the world we had to turn the AC on yesterday. these photos are beautiful, i can almost see the combine in the last one, i like that house, especially this photo of it.

Judy said...

Beautiful photos here Rose...We are seeing a lot of the second photo going on around here as well.

Pam said...

I love your photos and words, Rose.. takes me back to my roots as a child.
Pleasant and peaceful memories for me, thanks!

smiles n hugs,
Pam

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! You have quite an eye for beauty! I always enjoy your pictures. Hope the quilting project goes well....I still have to finish a bunch of unpacking and organizing before I can start sewing again!

Sandy said...

It easy to see why the lovely little house on the prairie is a favorite of yours.

EG Wow said...

Love the little house. I bet it has an interesting history.

How frustrating to take out stitches!!

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