Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A RIOT OF COLOR...

 Autumn in the Ozarks is a riot of color...  
 Nature's paint brush has swept across the hills and hollows of the foothills creating amazing living landscape portraits of farmlands...
 And mountain vistas...
 Winding country back roads... 
 With leafy bowers...
 Pretty ponds...
 Sculpted hillsides...
Clumps of trees...
 And pretty puddles of pretty leaves...
"Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power."
~Northern Advocate~
P.S.  Thank you so much for your continued concern, the spider bites are healing.  The large venom area is still visible and looks like a red sunburned area.  My skin is very different there, almost like a scar.  The doctor said I might always have this due to damage to the skin layers or it could eventually go away if the damage was not too severe and the skin can repair itself, it is a wait and see process.  I gave some serious thought to plucking some of these horse apples (also known as hedge apples or Osage-oranges)...
 They were once used to repel spiders and insects by placing them under ones bed.  The extracts from these actually do repel many types of insects just as well as the synthetic DEET.  Hmmm, maybe I should have brought a few home!

16 comments:

Vee said...

Lovely views...wonderful foliage...delightful music...peace reigns... Yes! Get thee some of those Osage apples. It sounds like a great plan.

HappilyHidden said...

my goodness you sure live in gorgeous country!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sandy, thankyou for beautiful photoes, and the fantastic music- that goes so well with your post.
Happy to read you are healing from the spider bites.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Lorrie Orr said...

Your autumn photos are full of wonderful vistas of colour and texture. So pretty with the music.

It was fun seeing your family bridge on Vee's post the other day.

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them. I hope your bite heals completely.

slowlaneblog.com said...

What beautiful photo's and what a gorgeous country

slowlaneblog.com said...

What beautiful photo's and what a gorgeous country

Leann said...

Oh my - sorry to hear about your spider bites. a friend of my uses those apples in her home and swears by them.

Leann

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Thank heavens you are on the mend! What a fright to go through! Your photos truly captures the area and this fabulous time of year, Sandy. And the horse apples? One of my favorites to put around the house. Between the texture and color, I am in heaven!

Createology said...

Lovely colors and your photos are pure bliss of Nature's amazing show she gives us each and every year. Glad to hear of your continued recovery. Blessings...

Charlene said...

Beautiful photos of the color. We just got back from a trip out to Tennessee & just in the one week we drove out & back the colors changed a lot! I didn't know you were bit by a spider (I am so behind due to house remodel & traveling)! Hope you are back on your feet soon. Hope you'll stop by for a visit soon. I miss all my blogging buddies! HUGS!
Charlene

must love junk said...

What stunning fall pics! I'm your newest follower (I love your profile-I feel the same!) and invite you to visit me :)
Susan

suziqu's thread works said...

Sandy - a beautiful palate of Autumnal colour and breathtaking food for the soul with heartwarming background lulling music to lift the spirits!
Heal well!
x Suzy

Ruth Kelly said...

I've always wanted to visit your corner of the world but alas not so.

Denise said...

Beautiful pictures! I didn't know that about horse apples (as I call them) We have tons of them within walking distance of our house. Love their color for Fall decorating. Have a wonderful weekend

Michelle Rose said...

I am so glad you are on the mend, Sandy!

Beautiful photography. Autumn is my favorite season.

Have a blessed Sunday and upcoming week!

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