Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The first early morning in a very long time cool enough to walk; 72°! Left my Tennessee farmhouse just before 7:00, camera in hand, while the mist was still lying over the valley. The corn fields have already been turned to silage and the soy beans are ready for harvest. Our extremely hot summer has taken its toll and given the entire area a tired, sleepy appearance.

About a half mile from the house, I saw my first neighbors, tranquilly (word?) dining on their breakfast of green grass. These particular cows are Black Angus and revered for their tender cuts of beef. I prefer them peacefully grazing in the field...

Proceeding farther down the country road, almost at the one mile point, I came upon more friends. These are some of a large herd of horses owned by a long-time Hickory Valley farmer whose wife works in New York City. Now that's what I call commuting!

Although my spring strolls always provide me with many wonderful wildflower shots, I was hard pressed to find any on this end-of-summer morning. This is the best I could do:

If all goes as planned, I will be doing a lot more walking and will have more stories and photos to share. :)


  1. Ahhhhh, what a wonderful fresh early morning!
    Thank you for taking me with you!!

  2. love that first picture! i made it my desktop wallpaper!

  3. Lovely morning walk, Suz..even for a city girl like me! beautiful pix..glad you are out and about again enjoying all this!

  4. Oh Suz, this is lovely! What in the world is better than an early morning walk? And camera-in-hand, you've taken us all along with you!!!

  5. Suz, what a great post. How serene this all looks. If I were there, I'd go with you!

  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely, Suz! I'm glad you are walking and I'm glad we all got to go with you! I will be glad to see fall and some fresh air--not really functioning in the heat and humidity of summer! xo Cait

  7. such beautiful photos suz~ thanks for taking us along on your morning walkabout! love the misty mountain morning!

  8. Thank you for taking us on your morning walk. Your words transported me.

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  9. I am with you in spirit on your early morning ramble...such pretty countryside, such handsome animals...you have the BEST neighbours :) Thank you for sharing; I can almost smell the fresh, damp air.....