Sunday, September 19, 2010

On The Road Again

Today we have taken off on another road trip, hunting down Fall. Today's post will just show more of the countryside from the trip we made to the farm market.

We passed a lot of apple orchards.


You could smell the apples in the air.


Then we saw this sign.


Ah ha.....an apple stand straight ahead.


How cute!


Even the owners house was cute. I sure could have fun fixing this place up. I love to redo homes but my latest favorite is to do cottages and this one has such potential. The mortar between the stones is called 'stick mortar'. It was very popular when these types of homes were built.


I dream of buying a barn like this and turning it into a house. I would love to live in a barn.


Next we came upon a cemetery.


Which was next to this church.


It has it's original bell on display.


This place had way too much going on. I drive through the country mentally redoing the houses. What can I say, my life is a bit boring.


We passed lots of farms.


I think this is a scarecrow.


I sure hope it is or someone is really in trouble.


Another white church.


With another cemetery.


These churches all have their own cemeteries but none seem to have more than 50 people buried in them.


Yeah!....a decorated house.


And another white church and cemetery. These churches are literally 100 feet from each other.


These roads will soon be filled with leaf peepers out to see all of the Fall colors.


And to add to the Fall experience we could smell the smoke from this fire.


Some of the farms were tidy and cute....and some weren't.


Old barns like these pepper the countryside.


When Teddy sees "big puppies" like this in the fields, she cries like she is in pain. It's unnerving! I can't imagine what goes through her mind. Does she want to play with them or eat them?


I want this house. I don't even know that I would change it very much. It certainly is perfect for Halloween.


Country roads, take me home....this pic made me go all John Denver on you.


Not much more to say about these pics.

Just sit back and enjoy your trip to the country.


And know I am probably driving by a lot more of this today as you read this post.


And Teddy will be crying each time we pass the "big puppies".


And we will be laughing like crazy!


Psycho house! The front door is boarded up but there is an A/C unit in the window and a satellite dish.


And just over the knoll in the road....


A touch of red.


The corn has just been cut in the back field.


The hay has been bailed. I got so excited when I saw this that I told the Blog Tech to photograph the hails of bay. Sometimes I do that. I once ordered a lemon turd cart in a bakery. My daughter wouldn't talk to me for a week.


I really have a thing for bailed hay.


Another barn I would like to get my hands on.


I love driving through these little rural towns.




It's time to bake an apple pie with freshly picked country apples.

*I will be back tomorrow with hopefully some good pics from today's country road trip!

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13 comments:

Mystica said...

Lovely, peaceful - I've had a tough day at work. This is what I needed. Green pretty pictures. Thanks

Creepy Glowbugg said...

"Lemon turd cart"! Hilarious! I had some friends who I would almost always call, Jim and Tulie. Thanks for the early morning laugh!
BTW, the meatloaf was divine!!!! I can't believe what a difference it makes to cook it on the rack! And don't even get me started on the bacon!!

Pricilla said...

Pricilla likes hailed bay too...

Pricilla said...

and apples!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...do you think you would have any room for me and Teddy in the backseat...my FAVORITE thing in the world is going on road trips like theses in the Fall......

love all of it....the barns, houses, looking for houses decorated for Halloween, the churches, cemetaries,farm stands, the smell of woodsmoke and searching for leaves turning color...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

What a wonderful countryside! I would love to walk around there!

I´m much like You, I want to buy these old houses and barns and restore them :-) I hate to see these mostly beautiful buildings just fall apart!

We have very few fruit orchards up here, they are mostly placed down in the most southern parts in this country. But it does smell fantastic passing an apple orchard :-)

We too have very close between churches here. We can always see a couple of churches when looking around :-) But ours are mostly made of stone here.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Another gorgeous town! I love the countryside :)

Guillaume said...

Lovely town, perfect setting for a horror movie. And I love apple orchards in autumn...

thegreeningskull said...

Teddy and her "big puppies" made me laugh!

My old Hellhound spent his youth on my father's hobby farm and therefore grew up thinking he was a small oddly shaped holstein. It's not his fault, the cows told him so.

Millie said...

So beautiful! We're all excited about hay and corn here too! We share our pasture with some big puppies!

Debbie said...

Great trip! Looks a lot like Maine back roads with all those churches and farmlands and grave yards. Love the psycho house with the satellite dish and the air conditioner!! What's up with that???

faerwillow said...

~such beautiful country roads...all the leaves starting to chang and apples...oh lucky you...we were suppose to go apple picking today but weather as of late had a different plan...our local fair is ending and we have yet to make it becasue of all the rain so instead of touring the countryside we and i am sure most of the people around will be off to the fair tonight! wishing you well and blessings aplenty~

Suzie said...

I was right with you, thoroughly enjoying your pictorial journey until you got to your lemon tart faux pas. I burst out laughing. . I love them, but now thanks to you, I'll never be able to keep a straight face when asking for one in a bakery. and I'm worried that I'll have you on my mind so much, that I'll make the same flub!! Maybe I'll switch to another flavor. . .

Wouldn't it be great to actually know what is going on in our furry friend's minds? And it is those little "quirks" that endear them to us.

I love looking at your photos. .I too love barns and have always dreamed of making it into a home. .still do!

Thanks for the journey!!