This is a view from my FIL's house overlooking part of his farm. That is a soybean crop down the hill behind the old hay barn across the road. The picture was taken by my son just a day or so after the funeral. The house is just behind him and has a big window looking out at this view where my FIL loved to sit in his later years gazing out the window. It is also a good view at night because you can see the nearby city lights twinkling just a short distance away.
There are other nice views on this farm, but this is a favorite. We will miss this farm when it is sold, but not as much as we will miss the people who lived there...my hubby's parents.
I remember well when my father sold his farm and how big an adjustment it was not to get to go there anymore...not to get to fish in the ponds, ride the horses, hunt for deer and the hundred and one other things one does on a farm. There's just something about the country life that really grabs your heart strings and never lets go.
Life goes on with many changes. And speaking of changes, I resigned from my job this week. Next week will be my last. I have been saying that I will retire before winter, so I did it...but not without mixed feelings. I will miss my friends there and I guess I feel like I'm getting "old" when I say I'm retiring. Oh wait...I am getting old! Okay, I'm getting older. Whew, that sounds better. Soon, I'll finally have more time for blogging and there will be no excuse for my house to be dirty, right? And I can't wait to get started on that stack of books I've been wanting to read!
As you can see by the photo above, the trees in my part of the country haven't turned much yet. I've seen some color beginning in a few trees here in town. Fall has definitely arrived, tho, in the much cooler temps. Last Sunday night, my kids were here so we made a fire in the fire pit out back on the patio and sat around it talking and making S'Mores. It was really chilly and the fire felt good! The S'Mores weren't bad, either. ;)
Are you enjoying the fall season, too?
Until next time....