Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Come along on a drive in the country

I spent Friday night 
at my friend Jeannie's 
after the Na Da Farm event 
and then drove home early 
on Saturday morning. 

Jeannie lives west 
of my home in Illinois
in a gorgeous farmland setting. 
I drove home slowly taking it all in,
and smiling a lot.

Many of the leaves are changing.
But others are still holding their green.

Here are some pics I took to share.

Sweet little country church directly across the street from the barn above.

God is good. :-)
Thanks for riding along with me!


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

So pretty Alison. There is nothing like a good ole country drive. I have always lived in the country, and wouldn't want it any other way. I would love an old barn on our property, tho. I keep telling hubby this, and I still don't have one????

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

He certainly is and these pictures are beautiful! Love the horse ones. Martina

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So lovely. I loved every minute of being on the farm with my grandparents. I was there almost every weekend growing up. Wonderful memories!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Those are beautiful pictures. They remind me why I love living in the country so much!

Kelly said...

Just beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Love the paint horse especially
:-) - Now and then I long for a more convenient life, but giving up country living would be too high a price to pay.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful peaceful pictures.. the horse reminds me of girlfriends horse.. She'll enjoy seeing these.. hugs ~lynne~

Kelly_Deal said...

Pretty! I would love to give it all up to live in the country. No more annoying neighbors and booming bass from car stereos.

michele said...

beautiful images and what a lovely vibe this post imparts...so glad you savored the countryside.


Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like you had a good time. The horses are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Richard from My Old Historic House.

The French Hutch said...

How lovely Alison. Its always nice to stop and smell the roses.........

The French Hutch

Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, He is soooo good to us! Love the photos ~ very, very nice. I adore old churches. Thanks so much for sharing!


Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, He is soooo good to us! Love the photos ~ very, very nice. I adore old churches. Thanks so much for sharing!


Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Beautiful! Hope you kept both hands on the wheel! :)

Designs By Pinky said...

You know, every Thurs. I drive up to Lancaster county and ALWAYS wish I had brought my camera. TOMORROW I will! Your pictures are wonderful, I enjoyed tagging along. Such beauty in nature, and the horses are fabulous! XO, Pinky

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful Alison. I love drives in the country especially this time of year. Our trees are peaking this week and it's so pretty! I'll be posting pics soon. Pamela

Karen said...

Hi Alison- Your weekend at Nada Farm sounded so wonderful. Another event I wish I could have gone to. Last week I took my mom out for an afternoon drive in the country to see the fall colors and I was just loving every turn and bend in the road, seeing what was coming next. So peaceful. Your photos are beautiful.

Lizabeth said...

Very pretty pictures! We are a little ahead of you over here in northern Michigan.

Michele Smith said...

What a beautiful drive! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Lovely photo's and great that you stopped to "smell the roses" on your way home. Most of us spend far too much time rushing from A to B and don't appreciate the beauty around us. x Sharon

Anne Marie said...

I love it how you soak in all the beauty around you Alison...

enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
Anne Marie