Monday, September 22, 2008

A Thought on the First Day of Autumn

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So, I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

I took this photo last year when I was in Vermont & just fell in love with the beauty & peacefulness it. For me, it represents a dream that I long to fore fill & a place I dream to live in.


Tracey said...

What a lovely serene, peaceful and inviting........

Pat in east TN said...

I cannot stand to spend much time in the house regardless of the season, but autumn is my favorite time to be out enjoying myself.

Oooh, I have been to Vermont too and think it is a beautiful state.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

OMG! We have the same dream! Look at the farm pic I have on the right side of my blog under pictorial tour of my dreams;)

I love, love, love the pic! Stunning! It almost makes ya cry, don't it?!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Wait! I just read some more. We have a lot in common. I am happily single and answer only to my animals;)
It looks like you have only been blogging since August. That is when I seriously got into it.
We both got our first award from Tracey.
I can't wait to learn more about how long you have had your 4 acres, how you made that happen and how you manage it daily.

Tracey said...

Hi Kristi,
I have a little something for you at my blog :)
I want you to have it because I really love your blog, and I find you to be such an inspiration to me. You are doing what I really want to do, maybe someday I can.....until then I just have to live vicariously through your blog....So that's why I'm hangin around your blog so much :)
Take care,

Pamela said...

Absolutely wonderful image.

I'm usually a big autumn person, but this summer has been so lovely and wonderful I find myself trying to claw it back at the end of each day.

Really need to let it go and start enjoying the autumn.

Your post is helping me do just that!

Nancy K. said...

Dreams are wonderful ~ but don't let them distract you from the beautiful place that you have NOW! I look at your photos and think how much I'd love to have my place look as nice as yours. We all do the best with what we have and sometimes (probably quite often) I think we're right where we're supposed to be!

The photo reminds me very much of the area around me ~ Southeastern Minnesota and Southwestern Wisconsin look very similar to that. And I won't argue one bit ~ it's heavenly!

Wishing you a golden day...

Kara said...


I forever wanted to live in VT. too. Instead we have created our own fake Vermont here, minus the mountains, with Morgan Horses, Shetland Sheep, and Maple Syrup (we make our own). I think that picture is one you should enlarge and hang in your house, it is just so beautiful.

kristi said...

Pat, I am thinking of a drive into Amish country this weekend, my excuse is I need horse feed:)

Ms. Adventure Girl,
Being single actually inspired me more to do what I do. It has been a long work in progress believe me but I have to say the last 4 years have really should all the effort I have put into my little hobby farm...and I would never change what I do!

It is so hard to find that down time but we have to! We work too hard let the seasons come & go and not appreciate it:) gosh, I really need to listen to myself more often!

Pat in east TN said...

Kristi .. Enjoy that ride this week end and think of me. With gas prices high and lack of gas in this area, fights at stations, l-o-n-g lines too (we saw some 1/2 miles+ long tonight), I have a feeling our trip will be put off.

kristi said...

I enjoy your visits! If what I do inspires you then please come back & just know that the lamb deal still is on! I will be grabbing my award this week!

Vermont has just wrapped itself around my heart! I just want one of those mountains, not one of my little dirt mounds:) So, you make maple yummy!

thank you for your compliments:) I envy your mountains, they just provide a sense of security perhaps for me. I do love my little hobby farm, I just really want one little, itty, bitty mountain, just one, maybe 2....