Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

On Sunday, we took the utility vehicle and drove around the farm. While we were riding, I held up my little Nikon pocket camera and my Canon with the zoom and snapped all kinds of pictures. So I thought I'd share with you photos of the farm as it looked on 11/6/2011.

1. My husband's hunting stand.

2. The power lines that bisect the farm. I am not sure when they went in; probably in the 1940s or 1950s. Mostly they cross fields used for pasture. They attract a lot of lightning in the summer, though.

3. Our house taken from the other side of the farm with the Canon. I have been surprised at how long the color has stayed on the trees this year.

4. The farm in the foreground. My house is hidden in the woods to the right of the house on the left.

5. The farm from the northern side. The buildings are the old chicken coop and barn sheds. My husband's grandfather raised thousands of chickens in the 1950s.

6. One of the barns as seen from the northern field.

7. A view of the Botetourt County Sports Complex from the highest point on the farm. Those are our cows in the foreground. They look like little ants!

8. A shot of some color still on the trees.

9. The pond in the foreground, Tinker Mountain to the left. You remember that book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek? Well, this pond is the start of one of the tributaries that marks its headwaters.

10. I love the way the trees look in this picture.

11. This is a sycamore tree.

12. More color.

13. A lonely little pile of firewood.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 216th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Makes me think of growing up in Quiet Dell WVA.

  2. OMG! Beautiful photos. Your farm is lovely.

  3. Botetourt County just has the best views in the world. :-))

  4. Looks like home. Number 6 is my favorite. I'm partial to barns.

  5. Thanks for the photo tour. Sooo pretty with some color still on the trees:-)

  6. Beautiful country!

    Have a great day!

  7. That photo of the barn reminds me of the covered bridges featured in The Bridges of Madison County. I think it's the angle of the roof. Anyway, these are very evocative photos.

  8. You have such nice scenery out your way. Great captures.

  9. just wonderful photos - thank you for sharing and happy thurs 13 (I've got mine up too)

  10. Beautiful! I'm a city girl who loves farms; always dream of one day living in one.

  11. Grin. You live in a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing.

  12. So much color in your area yet. I love the barren starkness of the trees in number ten.

  13. It looks pretty around where you live. I love the color on the trees.

  14. Oh, these photos make me sooooo homesick! I really miss the autumn colors in Kentucky and Tennessee - luckily, the Apennines had an especially colorful season and the hubby took me out to enjoy it a couple of weekends ago.


    Happy (belated) TT!

  15. It was a beautiful day for a farm tour! Your husband must know that land inside and out, having it in his family for so long.
    Yes, it does seem that the color is holding on longer this year.

  16. What a beautiful farm/home!

    've been surprised at how long the fall color has lasted too. I didn't know what to expect, but thought it would have been long gone. We've still got some brightly colored trees here and there though.


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