Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday Stills...Landscapes!

This weeks assignment was landscapes...of the fall variety. And since Ed allowed for some digging into the archives, this was a walk in the park!



And speaking of walks in parks, here is the old train tressle
in Whatcom Falls Park.



They would almost appear to be waiting for Christmas,
rather than showing off their crimson color in October.



A drive out to the feed store Saturday morning yielded this old dairy barn
on a foggy fall morning.



I like this one. It's my backyard.

Of course, not all fall landscapes are beautiful. Sometimes, as is the case with the set below, they can be quite scary. A few years ago the Nooksack River spilled over it's banks and nearly took out a friends sheep farm.


The flood waters have just reached the barn. By the time we finished loading, the trucks could no longer make it and we formed a line to pass bales while the river swirled knee deep around us.


The sheep pasture is completely under water. The county had refused to take any action when the log jam began piling up earlier in the year. This photo was taken just prior to the logs breaking apart.



With the logs out of the way, everyone down river will suffer as the water rises several feet above flood level, wiping out small farms in it's path.



The bank has been cut into yet again. If you look closely, you can see (above the white patch) a house sitting on the bluff. I'll bet the view was prettier when they weren't worried about being swept over the edge...

Our rains have been crazy again this fall, but so far no flooding. Hopefully it will stay that way!

21 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

nice selection of photos for this weeks challenge :)

Jen Mo said...

Oh wow. I really love the first and fourth shots! Great job!

VioletSky said...

Nice backyard!
And a good selection of the best and worst of fall.

lecoinperdu said...

Beautiful photots...love the one of your backyard and the barn with its solitude!
ronelle

June said...

Pedestrian that I am, I like the berries and the barn best. And I like your frames on those, too!

Ed said...

Great shots, LOVE the tressel shot!!! Stay dry..:-)

dibear said...

Love the shots from your backyard, and the train trestle the best. :)

Tammy said...

The train tressle is very eery. And a wonderful picture!

Janice said...

Great photos. Yikes I hope you don't get that bad weather again.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

The barn photo is gorgeous as if the first one, too. The rains and flooding are scary. It's great that neighbors are so helpful of one another.

~Lisa

gtyyup said...

Cool train tressel shot and really nice color in your own back yard!

Glad you don't have any flooding this time around. Stay high & dry!

jrosey said...

Definitely keeping my fingers crossed for no major flooding this year. It's so devastating for so many people. Your first set of photos are just beautiful. I love weekend morning drives to the feed store, enjoying the scenery. :)

WildBlack said...

Great shot, the first one! :D

colleen said...

Great selection. I love the train trestle..

Paint Girl said...

Great pictures, especially love the train trestle!
I hope to not have a weather repeat of last year as well. This rain and wind already has me miserable!

Ebie said...

What a big contrast between the flooding and nature's beauty!

i love your backyard foliage!

flowerweaver said...

Very cool shots! Occasionally we have fall floods, too. They aren't as bad as the summer ones though. Nature can be frightening. But it's always beautiful!

CTG Ponies said...

Pretty pics but the floodwater is just scary.

stansberryphotography said...

I love the one with the train tressle and the old barn! So pretty!

Shirley said...

Great collection to remind us that as beautiful as nature is, it is a powerful force too.

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