Vibrant – and Goofy – Fall

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on October 26, 2011 · 37 comments

in Wordful Wednesday,Wordless Wednesday

Mother Nature has been quirky this year, extending the summer heat into the fall, then suddenly instigating fall in the blink of an eye.  It happened so fast (and had more rainy days this year), I didn’t have my usual window of opportunity to get a good shot of the changes in the field across the way, since my last-ditch effort happened on a foggy gray morning on Monday:

Not quite the vibrantly colored shot I was looking for.  But then Mother Nature decided to throw me a bone, and gave us gorgeous sunshine yesterday, with a last-last ditch effort rewarded:

That’s more like it, no?  I try to take the same shot each year for fall and spring of that field, since the changes are pretty cool to gaze upon while waiting for the bus.  Last year we had gorgeous weather earlier in the month, so I was able to snag this shot:

Though I have to admit, 1-year and 18 days later, the colors are more vibrant:

Since it didn’t look like I was going to luck out with some cool fall colors in the field across the street, Princess Nagger volunteered to stand next to our fall decor on the front porch and represent fall herself while waiting for the school bus:

With the agreement there’d be at least one goofy shot:

Fits right in with the scarecrows, doesn’t she?  My favorite season is fall – what’s yours?  If you don’t get ‘seasons’, do you do anything to make up for the lack thereof?


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1 Brenda October 26, 2011 at 5:19 am

Beautiful pics and your daughter is pretty cute too! ;-)
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2 EdT. October 26, 2011 at 6:44 am

You definitely got the goofy shot!

Happy WW!

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3 Erika October 26, 2011 at 7:01 am

Love the goofy shot! Erika here, dropping by from Wordless Wednesday :)

4 Dominique October 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

Love your halloween decor and her pose. She’s a really spunky girl.
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5 MamaBadger October 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

It must be great to have that field to remind you why we love Fall (it’s my favorite, too!) This year the rain did kill most of our colors, though. Sad.

And who needs corn stalks when you have that corn silk hair next to your scarecrow? She gets more beautiful each day!
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6 Lizzie October 26, 2011 at 7:44 am

Lovely! I am sad this year. With all the salt from Hurrican Irene we have very little color here. Oh well. Happy WW!
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7 Lizzie October 26, 2011 at 7:46 am

Lovely! (if this shows up twice, sorry) We have so little color this year because of all the salt from Hurricane Irene. Happy WW!
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8 Beth F October 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

It’s interesting to see how a change in light and/or season affects the view.
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9 Terri's Little Haven ( October 26, 2011 at 7:52 am

These are really great photos!!
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10 secret mom thoughts October 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

Beautiful color in the 2nd shot. It did come quickly this year.
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11 veronica lee October 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

Love the fall colours. Beautiful pics as always, Stacy!

Happy WW!
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12 Sprite's Keeper October 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

I absolutely love fall too!
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13 Natalie October 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

Love the idea of the same shot every year! And who doesn’t love goofy photos!
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14 Gaby October 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

I totally messed up the linky… I’m typing in the car with Little M in the backseat and my fingers keep hitting the wrong buttons.

Those pictures are beautiful, and it’s so cool to see the same scenery over time! My favorite season is fall as well. We live in NC, though, so it’s still in the 70s mostly during the days. I do miss the crisp, cool weather of Connecticut, where I grew up. And I miss the leaves changing. Here, they just seem to turn brown and fall off. No beautiful oranges and yellows.
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15 Robin from Israel October 26, 2011 at 11:29 am

Those fields are lovely, what a treat. Love your daughter’s happy smile, too.

No real fall here, but (other) people do tend to celebrate the coming of the rain. (Not me, I know we need it but I’m a summer girl. Give me searing heat over cold miserable rain any day, I hate the winter. Let in rain over the reservoirs and keep me dry!)

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16 MSRheinlander October 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

Love the last pic… she is so cute : )
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17 Buckeroomama October 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Mine is fall, too –even though we don’t get the gorgeous golden colors you get over there. Just the cool crisp weather alone seals it for me. :)
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18 blogger broadcast October 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm

cute photos. The scarecrow deco is wonderful. She is a lot cuter than the scarecrows of course.
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21 Tracy Wilson October 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Oh me too!! Fall is my very favorite- and especially that enchanted time from Halloween to Christmas (technically the end of it is winter, I know)…
Gotta love the pic- there’s one in every family that does the head tilt:)

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22 Mrs. Cox October 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Don’t you just love this time of year?! Beautiful… even on the dreary days.
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23 Christina October 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Awww…. what a beautiful scarecrow!
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24 Olivia October 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I love the fall pics! I don’t get much of it out here in the land of perpetual summer (Hawaii). So, thanks for giving me a little taste of the cooler weather…. Love the scarecrows and pumpkins, too. Cuteness! Happy Wordless Wednesday…. :)

25 Debbie/Africa October 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Love the pictures!! The last is especially cute!!
Thanks for the link up!!!! Had fun looking at peoples pictures!!
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26 Kelly October 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Your field is gorgeous! Wish I had that view!
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27 Sarah October 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Gorgeous fall photos.
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28 Anti-Supermom October 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

But she’s way cuter than any of those scarecrows :)

And wow, she is getting so uch bigger than last time I saw a picture of her!
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29 Serendipity is Sweet October 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Beautiful scenery! I think you really lucked out this year after all ;)

The Princess is just adorable. Love her “silly” face!
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30 Jennifer October 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Princess Nagger is just adorable. Honestly, she’s better than the beautiful field across the street! :-)
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31 Stacey October 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

She does fit right in! What a cutie! I love the colors in the fall, they are so vibrant. Happy WW!
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32 Lola October 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Princess Nagger is as cute as a bug’s ear, whatever that means. Winter is my favorite season. I love putting up my Christmas decorations and giving gifts.

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33 Cordial Chaos October 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Great pics! Thanks for hosting. Happy WW!
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34 Andrea October 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

I love the idea of taking the same picture every year! I have to think of the perfect place and start the tradition.

35 Melanie October 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

What a beautiful field. Your daughter is adorable!
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36 Sue October 31, 2011 at 9:58 am

Love the shots & comparing from previous years. Your daughter looks so cute in front of the decor.

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37 Krystyn November 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I’d say that’s a pretty nice view!
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