November 1st. It's official,the Holiday's are here!
I always love the end of October. It makes me feel justified in having the retail set up in full Holiday regalia. Yesterday, on the drive in to the store, I came across an entire flock of wild turkeys! Then I knew for sure that the Holidays were just around the corner. I parked my car and quietly walked to get a view for a great blog shot! But just as I took the first step, they startled and wobbled away. No flying, just fast, noisy walking! And they can move FAST!
Did I mention I didn't have on climbing shoes......
Within moments the entire flock had migrated up the hill to this historic outbuilding, clearly out of camera shot!
Wild turkeys are quite common in the woods of Bucks County, Pa. Thanks to Sneelock, he had taken this photo not long ago when another flock was stolling through our neighborhood! This is what the flock I was in pursuit looked like as well. I did retrieve one turkey feather---in perfect form!
There really isn't anything that can match the beauty of fall color in Bucks County. It's one of the true visions of breathtaking beauty, combined with the history we live with, that makes my heart sing. Take a look at several of the photos I thought worthy to document our fall splendor.
This one above is a stand of mums, all one color. What drama! And, orange to boot!
A shot in the woods the night Sneelock and I cut the branches for the store window.
Fabulous flaming color against the fall blue sky, compliments of Sneelock!
An historic church with fall foliage in the background. We shot this on a Saturday trip to Connecticut. (More on that trip later......)
There's really just no place like the East for viewing the beauty and inspiration of Fall. When time permits, I can be found hand selecting fine specimens of fallen, vibrant leaves. Large and small-yellow, orange, red and chocolate. There is something theraputic in the hunt.