Thursday, October 17, 2013

You drive!!!!

Autumn in the Similkameen, and this afternoon I said to myself, "A good day for a photo trip - you drive"!!!!

Well I missed my driver terribly, - no taking pictures out of the side window while he zipped along, - nobody to point out terrific possibilities or special captures, but I had a feeling he might be along and enjoying the drive.

Because I had to stop to take pictures I had to watch for safe places and unfortunately missed some lovely shots as I haven't yet (or likely ever will) mastered the art of snapping photos while I drive....

It was sunny, and the valley was shimmering!

Not just the orchards, but the trees in the river bottom
glowed in the sunlight

Off in the distance the Chapaka hills were that misty blue
fading a little with each passing mile

At the upper end of Ginty's pond the brilliant blue water was edged with grasses,
naples yellow, creams and oranges and cool greens
A few ducks

but the majority of them were in the lower pond, plying their way through the silvery scum
that covers the water

I didn't venture along the river bank, as Charles would have done,
but I found some lovely golden coins clinging to the trees
along the roadway

Closer to home the rich gold of the tree along the front fence
The last of the roses


and a lovely potpourri of colour in the back garden.
A perfect way to spend the afternoon
and treasure memories.......



Sheila said...

Thank you for that lovely drive.
So beautiful there. We used to
live in Vermont (dried out Texas
now), and I miss the wonderful
colors of autumn which were so
brilliant up there.

Penny said...


Morning's Minion said...

Like Sheila, Jim and I are Vermonters, in spite of 12 years in Wyoming and now a retirement to Kentucky. We appreciate the colors of autumn in each place we go, but miss the flaming reds of New England.
Your photos suggest the valleys of Idaho. Thank you for sharing your photos and words from an inspiring drive.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Sounds like you had a companion with you - if only in your heart. Some lovely autumn colours.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Hildred, he would be there in the passenger seat, enjoying the ride and sharing in your memories.

Barb said...

The shots are so gorgeous, Hildred! I had to enlarge and savor each one. I'm sure Charles was with you enjoying the scenery as well - I know you carry him safely in your heart. All is white around my house, and except for wind blowing snow off limbs, all is quiet.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hildred, I am so proud of you for doing this by yourself and am in awe. The Similkameen is so beautiful this time of year; I'm so glad you captured some of it and shared it with us again. Your "driver" was, I am convinced, along with you in spirit.

(And, but I know you don't really need me to tell you this, but don't even try to learn to take pictures while you drive ;>)!)