Today I’m sharing the beauty of autumn colors from the northwestern prairie of South Dakota. The first photo is from the day we preconditioned calves. The rest of the pictures were taken when Mom and Dad were visiting.
We are enjoying the change of seasons even though the colors are not as vibrant as past years. Mom read that dry years produce more richly colored foliage compared to wet years. In addition, we have a lot of rust colored leaves. We think they are due to the frost we had in mid-September. During that week we had two or three nights in a row get down to 28*.
The above picture is of a creek that runs through one of our summer pastures. It’s rare to see green grass on the western South Dakota prairie in September. Last week we had some of the warmest temperatures of the summer with highs in the low 90’s. This week it’s been rainy with highs in the low to mid 50’s. Monday and Tuesday were wet misty days with occasional showers. We ended up with .90″ of rain.
This is the tree at the end of our driveway. It’s one of my favorite trees to photograph. We think this beauty got struck by lightning during a storm that passed through three weeks ago.
Below is a photo from one of our summer pastures.
J’s Uncle brought a bushel basket of apples with him. Farm grown, hand picked apples are one of my favorite things of autumn. These are delicious eating apples. Upon J’s request managed to bake up an apple crisp.
What are some of your fall favorites?