Monday, September 7, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane 6

Fall is around the corner,so on today's walk
let's take a look at scenes from fall.
All these pictures are from Jake's slides,so they may go back many years.
Just down the road from us is a place called Threshermans Museum.
Each year they have an old fashioned threshing demonstration.
The first two pictures were taken during such an event.

In a much later era,these trains show another one of Jake's interests.
We like to sit near a track and watch the trains roar by. The following picture was taken at Lower Fort Garry. This is an old fort which has been restored and is now a popular tourist area.
Oak leaves in full color.
This farmer is cutting his grain with an old fashioned cutter.
This is taken not too far from our place.
These small bales are not as popular anymore.
Noe it seems everyone is using the large round bales.
I still like the look of these stacks.
Grapes waiting to ripen.Yummy!
More fall color.
Grasses,I think they are called Foxtails.
They look pretty,but the farmers don't want them in the feed.
Brilliant fall color.
Just for something different,here is a night scene.
These are star trails,done by keeping the shutter open for a longer period of time.
Round straw bales.These will need a tractor to lift them up.
And some that could be handled by a strong farmer.
Enjoy the beautiful fall leaves.
This picture may not exactly be fall,but the scene is so peaceful.
And finally,here is the work of a Beaver.
Today,look for the handprints of God by studying His creation.


Gail said...


Karin said...

Absolutely stunning photos! My grandson would love the train photos! The colors of autumn always fascinate me!

Arija said...

Ruth dear, thank you for this glorious fall post. I am amid the glory of spring here but longing for autumn leaves to drift by my window. When one is autumn born, spring is all wrong for one's birthday.
Love your harvest pictures, I well remember winnowing when the old steam thresher went from farm to farm. In those days everything was cut by scythe and as a child I worked alomgside the women going bebind the farmer as he cut and binding, once you have the knack of binding a sheaf, you never forget it, and setting them up in stooks. I loved working in the fields. Really wonderful post so full of memories for me.

Diane said...

I'm going to show your pictures of the old equipment to my husband when he gets back in, he'll enjoy that too. I love the beautiful colors of fall, the changing leaves. Thanks a lot. Your new posts are always something to look forward to. Have a great Monday.

Anonymous said...

I hope the beaver didn't break a tooth. Isn't that amazing.

I remember threshing and watched it many times and hear the slap of the big belt from the steam engine up to the threasher. What a sound it made.

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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Those are some neat captures which show your farming world. That beaver tree is really neat.

Barbie ♥ said...

Those are some stunning slides that your hubby has taken! I love them all but the composition of that old fort with the fence in the foreground is spectacular!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh My Ruth and Jake... I had no idea you were 'train' people. My Dad worked for the railroad--and we always traveled by train wherever we went in the '50's...

One time we took the train from Bristol, VA to California --for my brother's wedding. We were gone 2 weeks and even though I was only 8, I remember those great days/nights on the train. AMAZING.

Great pictures. Your colors are getting gorgeous already. That beaver tree is amazing.


Daughter of The KING said...

Truly beautiful! How can one do anything less then praise our Great God!!


Montanagirl said...

Very nice photos! They give us a look inside your world.

Becky said...

Oh my Ruth. These are awesome shots!
Gary and I love trains, and watch trains when ever we get a chance. The train traffic here has slowed due to the economy, so not as many are going through.
We used to go to all the steam shows when our son was younger. He had old John Deere tractors that he showed, and Gary had some hit and miss engines that we took.
Hope you are having a great day.

Mary C said...

I love seeing fall colors this time of year, although our true fall won't happen until late Oct/early Nov for us here in California. Thanks for the nostalgic photos, Ruth.

jalynn01 said...

You have so many beautiful fall pictures and I love the trains and the thresshing machine, but my favorite was the hay stacks. I have never seen them around here, we mostly have the large round bales now. And, the tree almost ready to fall from the beaver was really amazing.. Great series Ruth! Loved it.

George said...

Thanks for another trip down memory lane. The fall pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Our dogwoods are starting to turn, so I guess it won't be long now before we have some new autumn colors to show.

Leedra said...

All the photos are great, but I love the lighting on the big bales of hay. I love to see the little bales, but sure glad I don't have to work in those hay fields anymore (another lifetime). You really captured some wonderful photos for this post.

Tina said...

What a delightful series of pictures. I really don't want fall to be right around the corner..even tho I love all the vibrant colors it brings..its what comes after that...that white stuff..maybe I need to see into moving south. lol. some day maybe!!
Nice post, Ruth!!

Valerie said...

Just beautiful! I especially like the round hay bales and the restored fort, beyond the wooden rail fence. Very neat!

Mary said...

Wow...some beautiful shots here! I love that photo with the house in the distance and the rail fence....and the round hay bales and the red leaves and the foxtails! What a lot of beauty. We have a Threasherman Park here and several events each year involving old tractors and steam engines.....odd that they have the same name as yours.

Pat said...

Gorgeous fall colors, and I loved the old threshing machines. Spectacular photos. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

me ann my camera said...

A very beautiful presentation. Fall is mt most favourite time hen the days are full of scenerity and calm. I love the feel of Fall.

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