Thursday, November 13

Fall Memories...

We took these photos this past summer~
Genesee Country Village
Mumford, New York
One of our most treasured Historic Villages...
Well worth the travel!

The animals there seem to know they're part of a
museum and behave in a nice way!
They pose for photographs...
and don't chase after me! sometimes they become weary of
posing ~ and give me their best side.

I remember splitting wood for HOURS
on weekends as a child. My dad and neighbor
worked together & made their own wood splitter.
The farmer & he respected the woods.
Took the trees that had fallen first, selected others
that had damage from storms...

When stacking the wood I would tuck food scraps
in between the layers...without being caught...
for the new tenants I was hopeful to soon meet!

And tenants we had!
(Inside and out)

For the first time in years...the air seems spotted
with the smell of wood stoves & fireplaces~
On country drives we see porches packed
with cut wood.

Fond memories...


Nola @ the Alamo said...

There is something so revitalizing about fall, when the coolness finally returns, and the air is crisp and sweet smelling. I love to sit out in the coolness of the night and smell the smoke fromwood burning in people's fireplaces.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite times of year...
just before Christmas at twilight time when the sky is that gorgeous, deep turquoise blue and the stars are starting to come out...the lights inside houses are coming on and glowing yellow, shining on snow...and the smell of woodsmoke is in the air...and all is peaceful and quiet.
That's how it must have been all the time when life was like Genesee Country Village. We love it there too, Michelle. Like stepping back into a more peaceful time. It's a wonderful way to get away from the stress of 21st century life.