Monday, October 27, 2008

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin...

More fun at Tom's Farm...we had so many pumpkins to choose from, but I thought that my guys chose some nice ones for our front porch (last photo).

I hope that you're having lovely fall days where you are, too! (Edited to, I need to change my width settings, don't I? Blogger is cutting off my hosted photos...).

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cotton Harvest Time

This is the time of year when cotton is harvested here, and you can often smell the cotton seed oil aroma before you even see the field (I like that smell). It looks almost like a dusting of snow, doesn't it?
My late uncle was a "cotton man", so the yearly cotton crop has a special place with my family. These fields are just outside Collierville, near Rossville.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tom's Farm, Rossville...

Located in Rossville, just outside the Collierville and Piperton area, Tom's Farm has long been our favorite destination for choosing our pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn each Fall season. You can find their address and contact information here (be sure to check out the aerial view of the corn maze!).
We first bought pumpkins from this family years ago when they hosted their "pumpkin patch" at their country home, and this has become such a popular destination for people in this area that they had to move to their current larger location. Now, they also have hay rides and a huge corn maze that are enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is definitely worth the drive, and makes an afternoon adventure out of finding the perfect pumpkin!
You can also find quite a few wonderful spots for taking Fall photos there, and I'll be sharing more of this picturesque and fun place (and also the pumpkins that we chose this year) later this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Preview...Horses For A Cause, Courtesy of Glenda/Mid-South

All of our beautiful photos today are courtesy of a sweet friend and regular reader, Glenda/Mid-South. I recently put out a call for someone to share photos of the beautiful horses that had been placed around the Germantown area for the past several months, and she enthusiastically and graciously agreed to share the photos she had taken of them.
Didn't she do a wonderful job capturing these horses in all their glory? The horses are the creations of local artists and were placed around the Germantown Charity Horse Show arena in June, and later around the city of Germantown after the Germantown Charity Horse Show had ended.
Some citizens expressed wishes that they might become permanent additions to the city...everyone has enjoyed their presence so much. They are being auctioned for charity this weekend, and I'm so glad that Glenda captured their beauty in her photos so that we can remember and enjoy them any time we wish.
My observant and thoughtful husband noticed that the horses had been displayed one last time at Saddle Creek Mall in Germantown this weekend. We took photos of each horse yesterday, and my father went with us. I think that he enjoyed them as much as we did, and we took some photos of him by one of the horses, too. He took my sister and niece to see them today, and they enjoyed seeing them, also.
I will be sharing photos of each of the 20 artists' horses, including photos of the detail of their beautiful work, occasionally over the next few weeks, and I hope that you will enjoy seeing them as much as we have in this area.
Once again, thank you so much to our friend Glenda for her great eye and generosity, and this great preview of some of the horses commissioned for this charity auction. We so enjoyed your photos!!
I hope that you're having a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Display, Collierville Town Square

Fall Corn, Collierville Square

If you are near the Memphis area during the fall season, be sure to drop by the Collierville Town Square. The city employees do a wonderful job decorating the entire charming historic area each year, and it will certainly get you into the fall spirit. I will be sharing more photos of the Town Square area soon.

Once again, thank you so much for the kind messages! I didn't realize that CityDailyPhoto had added me back onto their link pages, and it is so nice to see everyone again! Work is overwhelming this week, and I will try to catch up on my correspondence in just a few days.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall at the Agricenter Farmer's Market



I think that this is my favorite time of year, and we always look forward to choosing colorful mums and pumpkins for decorating our yard and porch. The Farmer's Market at the Agricenter has lots to choose from this season!

Do you enjoy fall, too? What's your favorite thing about this season?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Old Barn, Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club...and a favor...


Thanks to those of you who wrote me for such a warm welcome back! I have a new job which takes a bit of time each week, but I hope to be blogging as regularly as possible. I enjoy sharing the Memphis area with you, and I'm glad that you enjoy seeing it, too!

Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus, was formerly a cattle ranch by the same name. Some of the recently-developed residential streets surrounding the club are named after the bulls that resided here when it was ranch land. This is one of the old barns remaining on the Spring Creek Ranch property, and I'm not sure that preserving the barn structures is on their long-term plan. I wanted to have a photo to serve as a record of this property's history, and I thought that the barn looked especially pretty with the goldenrod (and ragweed...achoo!) in full bloom.

And now for the favor! Do any of you have any photos of the artists' life-size horses that have been around the Germantown area since the Germantown Charity Horse Show? We came back from the MS State/Vanderbilt football game tonight and passed through Germantown, and they're gone! We were going to take photos of them on Sunday and Tuesday this week, when we had some extra time to visit each site, and share them here. SO disappointing! If any of you have photos (of the horses, of anything else in the Memphis area) that you'd like to share here, I'd be glad to post them and credit you for the photo. If you do, please leave a message here. Thanks!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Goldenrod, Spring Creek Ranch

Goldenrod, Spring Creek Ranch

Goldenrod found blooming this past week on the naturalized property of Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club on Collierville-Arlington Road. Yes, I know that some consider it to be a weed, at best a wildflower...but no matter its classification, it's an awfully pretty one!