Although the official "First Day of Fall" was last week, we had our first real Fall day in Mississippi yesterday, with an early morning temperature of 59 degrees, and afternoon temperatures in the 70s. It was a glorious afternoon, and my husband and I decided to celebrate Fall's arrival by driving out to our land, which is about an hour and fifteen minutes (one way) from Vicksburg. It was well worth the drive.
We have five and a half acres on a lake near Canton, Mississippi (about 25 miles north of Jackson). The brilliant blue sky was reflected in the lake, and "the trees were alive with the sound of wind" moving through them. That reminds me of the first line of "The Sound of Music" (The hills are alive, with the sound of music), and that's the only way to describe it — it was magical.
Of course, I had my camera with me and here are a few of the scenes that caught my eye.
I loved the tall grasses swaying in the breeze on the lake bank ...
I spotted this bottle in the lake and wondered if it had a message in it, or if it was some priceless relic that had been unearthed when they made the lake.
Upon fishing it out with a long stick, it turned out to be an old beer bottle covered with algae, but it was fun imagining for a little while, anyway.
I took this picture of minnows to show our granddaughter Avery Grace.
She loves exploring around the edges of the lake with my dad, and I wouldn't take anything for this picture I captured of them Labor Day weekend. Talk about priceless!
This next picture will be featured in an upcoming post, and I hope you will join me to hear the story about it.
I love seeing all the interesting seed pods that are everywhere this time of year, and this plant caught my eye. I'm not sure what it is, but isn't it pretty!
I hope you are enjoying Fall as much as we enjoyed our time at the lake yesterday. I'm looking forward to many more days like that one.