Alabama, Autumn, Central Alabama, Faith Baldwin, Fall, Fall Color, Photography, Picture of the Day, Tall & Handsome, Washington Valley Alabama

Autumn Burned Brightly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~ Faith Baldwin ~ My Tall & Handsome took today’s picture the other day on our drive through Washington Valley. It had been a drizzly, overcast day. A few areas actually had sleet that day. A perfect day for a… Continue reading Autumn Burned Brightly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Central Alabama, Emily Bronte, Fall, Fall Color, Nature, Photography, Picture of the Day, Washington Valley Alabama

It Speaks Bliss to Me, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the autumn tree” ~ Emily Bronte ~ There is a place very close to where I live called Washington Valley. I had never taken Tall & Handsome to this favorite spot of mine, so while we were out the other day we ventured that way. It was… Continue reading It Speaks Bliss to Me, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Central Alabama, Fall, Fall Color, John Donne, Photography, Picture of the Day

One Autumnal Face, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace ; As I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~ John Donne ~ It may just be me, but fall has been spectacular and brilliant this year! In this season of thankfulness, here is but one reason I am content and happy to live where I live.… Continue reading One Autumnal Face, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Autumn, Central Alabama, Fall, Fall Color, Photography, Picture of the Day

Welcome to Fall, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been a very busy time around our household. And, we’re entering a time of the year when things get even busier. This week in particular we’ve been as busy as a one armed wall paper hanger (as the old timer use to say). But, I just so happened to have my camera with me… Continue reading Welcome to Fall, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Tree Ablaze, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower. ~ Albert Camus ~ We had to run to the post office the other day and as I sat in the Jeep I happened to notice the wonderful color in the trees surrounding the post office. I don’t know if it’s just me, but am… Continue reading Tree Ablaze, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Acorns, by Beverly Hicks Burch

We really do have seasons this far South. Especially where I’m located in northeastern/central Alabama. We have rolling mountain tops with names like Pine Mountain, Straight Mountain, Simmons Mountain, Red Mountain (named that because of all the red iron ore buried deep within). Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain meander down into Alabama from Tennessee. I… Continue reading Acorns, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Turning of the Sumac, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There’s nothing quite as spectacular as the sumac in the South as it begins to turn during the fall. By the time of its transformation it will we a glorious scarlet. Many consider sumac a trash shrub that grows on the side of the road and sometimes creeps into the borders of our lawns. Although… Continue reading Turning of the Sumac, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Autumn, Fall, Fall Color, Leaves, Photography, Picture of the Day

Ignoring that Sea of Brown, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yesterday I was over at my parents and I took a stroll down the path that skirts the bluff on the outer edge of their property. I shared a walk down that dappled lane back in June, but I wanted to see if autumn had made its brilliant changes yet. While still just as wonderful… Continue reading Ignoring that Sea of Brown, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Autumn, Fall, Fall Color, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, South, Springville AL

It’s Almost Here…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

  It won’t be sneaking down your chimney to eat cookies, but we’re counting down to one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, this coming Saturday will mark the official first day of autumn. If I could bring in a choir to sing a rousing “amen” chorus for you, or better yet a… Continue reading It’s Almost Here…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Labor Day…Goodbye, Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been a crazy summer…in many ways… About mid-summer we had unrelenting heat. I’m talking about fry those eggs on the sidewalk heat. And although it wasn’t the driest I’d ever seen, it had been dry. We had decided to establish another container garden…a prep for a garden in the future; we had a Japanese… Continue reading Labor Day…Goodbye, Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch