Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pumpkins and Hay


I really do live in one of the most beautiful States in the US.

Idaho is gorgeous!


I am so incredibly blessed to live in an area, where beauty surrounds me on a constant basis.  It doesn't take but a 5 minute drive down the road, in any direction.

With the work schedules around here, I am pretty much the only one who has an easy *anything goes, anytime* kind of life.  The kids have their schooling and 4 days of the week there is dancing and Tae Kwon Do lessons.  My husband and brother have work and pretty crazy schedules so planning an outing is never an easy thing to do.

And starting this coming week, my sister in law is heading to work as well.  Thank you all for the prayers, we are all counting our blessings.

But back to what I was talking about, we don't do planned trips anywhere because trying to come up with a day where we know for sure that everyone is available, is just not going to happen.  So we take impromptu trips that keep us close to home and that can be done in the mornings and still have everyone back in time for school/work/activities.

Friday morning we jumped in the cars and headed to a Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch just 20 minutes from home.  It wasn't exactly a huge farm and I guess it was more geared to little ones, but we did get to pick our own pumpkins to carve and the kids all enjoyed running around and climbing straw bales.



Me? I'm content just sitting with my camera and enjoying the scenery around me. I would much rather do that than climb any kind of straw or hay that makes my allergies go bonkers.



I walked the Pumpkin field and watched in amazement the different sizes and shapes of the pumpkins strewn out over the ground.  How amazing that one single field can have such a variety even in color?


And the corn stalks???  Just stunning.


There's something just beautiful about pure sunlight and the way it makes everything look.



Everyone picked a pumpkin


kids climbed huge hay bales, chased each other around mazes, laughed, tripped, jumped on trampolines and had the time of their lives.


And while I watched all this going on, it dawned on me yet again that I could get used to a farm kind of life.  I think I would be pretty happy living near the Snake River, farming acres of yummy food and waking up to beautiful mountain views.

Some may be born to live in cities, but I think I'll always be a country girl.


Amy said...


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I am so happy this move all worked out for you.

Hurray that your SIL will be starting her job. God works all things out.

Your countryside is absolutely beautiful! You are blessed to live there. Thank you for sharing via photos.


Debby said...

beautiful photo's, fall is my favorite time of the year, the sights, sounds, smells I love them all

Susanne said...

Sun coming through the yellowing corn stalks is just beautiful! I enjoy getting out at this time of year too and seeing all the gorgeous scenery in it's fall colors. Can't say I've ever been to a pumpkin field though

~Carla~ said...

Beautiful photos! Picking pumpkins and corn mazes are always so much fun!! :) You do live in a beautiful state!

Judy said...

Oh Sandra, I can so tell you are enjoying your life in Idaho.