A Drive Through the Country

Beautiful view!

Yesterday I shared the view from my upstairs home office window, but today I thought I’d take you on a little trip around the country roads that surround our village (she’s called the “Queen Village”, because she is said to be fit for a queen!). We’ve had such wonderful weather, but today the news says that there will be rain around mid-morning. So, my romantic sweetie, decided to take me for a ride through the country, so we could try to capture the view before the rain drops started. We’ve had such a dry summer, and we really need the rain, but… with the leaves being extra beautiful this year, I didn’t want to miss my chance… just in case the rain decides to wash many of the beautiful leaves away. Even though it is a bit overcast, I still think you’ll enjoy the drive.

* The picture above is the view from a high hill right outside of the village. This view has always reminded me of the story of “Heidi”, living a quiet country life making her butter & cheese up in the mountains with her grandfather, while the folks in the village below bustled about with their daily city life. The village is down below, but just over the hill, tucked into the forest… is our cottage.

Each picture can be clicked – then choose “all sizes” at the top of the picture to see a bigger view

Vintage Barn
I love this old barn! It is such a big barn, that the owners have to work on it a little at a time.

Barn Windows
Here’s a picture looking at the front of the barn.

A country church in Autumn
This is a church that sits high upon one of the highest hills in the area. I love the deep red trees against the white plaster.

Panther Lake in Autumn
This is Panther Lake – only a few miles from my house.

Red Barn - The farm in color
Here’s another beautiful red barn, that sits on a little horse farm. You can only see the top from here, but they also have a windmill and several other small buildings.

Stone wall frames the view
This is the view from another high hill surrounding the village. I love to come here & look at the village below. I thought this picture was especially lovely, with the old stone wall framing the view. We have stone walls everywhere here! As the tale goes… the village was built on stone. And I’ll tell you, that I for one believe every word of it (especially when trying to dig in the garden – but that’s such a small price to pay for the beauty of stone walls at every turn!)

Stone Bridge
Case in point… here’s an old farm bridge made of field stone. This is the stuff that dreams are made of… my dreams anyway 😉

Fall Color!
I just had to show you the color from this stand of maple trees… don’t you love that chocolate & deep red!

Windmill on a fall day
Here’s another one of the beautiful windmills that we saw today! I love the red & white colors – especially with the reds & oranges on the trees in the background!

As we turned around the bend, almost to our country lane, we saw that the local Amish ladies were selling their farm goods at their stand in front of a local store on Main St. I would love to have been able to share that scene with you, but the Amish do not wish to have their pictures taken. Last year, we had 5 families move into our area, and now, several times a week, we see them in the village sharing their fresh goods with the community (and we are happy to support local farmers – especially where pies are concerned 😉 We were excited to hear that even more families will be moving here soon!

Country Road Take me Home

We got done just in time!

From what I hear… “the sun will come out tomorrow”

But until then…

Country Road Take me Home


24 thoughts on “A Drive Through the Country”

  1. What beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for the “ride”. The pictures reminded me of one my favorite fall quotes. “One of the nicest things about Mother Nature is the way she blushes before disrobing.” I do not know the source of the quote, but I copied it into my journal many years ago. You are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful, tranquil area. Thanks again for sharing.

  2. Those pictures are gorgeous. We have not had as much color as usual here in Mass, due to drought this summer. Many trees lost their leaves in September without changing colors and the ones left are not very vivid. Something to do with the fact that the weather is not cooling down like it “should”.


    • Janet – I heard that the same was going to be true for our area, but as I’ve said, the total opposite has happened! But… even places that are 1-2 hours south of us have already peeked & lost their leaves earlier than normal. I’m not sure what has made our little section of the country so different? I know it has been WAY warmer than usual, but from what I’ve read, the cool temps are what is needed to bring on the colorful show? Oh well, I’m enjoying myself in any case 😉

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. Each picture got better and better! This is pure beauty. Thanks so much for taking us on your sight seeing trip!!!!

    • Selena – You’re quite welcome! I was so thankful to get out early that morning, because just as promised… the rain came in full force starting around mid-morning. I haven’t gone out to survey the leaves yet, but from my windows, it appears as though we still have a nice view of color 😉

  4. Thank you for the beautiful pictures! You make them live with your thoughtfulness and enjoyment. As you know I love the Fall and especially in central New York. I’m homesick.

  5. I don’t know where you live, but it is gorgeous! My hubby is from Reading, PA. He was very close to the Amish community there. The countryside was so beautiful! It was such a far cry from Reading . . . with it’s row homes and bar on every corner.

    We are experiencing fires here and we normally don’t have too much of a fall. Thanks so much for this fabulous tour!

    Southern California

  6. OH how beautiful. I love fall the most. This time of year is so wonderful. It makes me miss my country roads “home” where my family abides. Thanks for the great pics.

  7. Wow, ok now I am homesick as well. I’m mfrom Syracuse and this is the best time of year up there! The pic of Panther Lake was awesome, many a memory of my grandmothers summer home on the lake.

  8. is the very last picture a road called Crystal Creek? that would be in Hamden, New York, about a hour from Roscoe. m best friends have a house near a road that looks identical to this, even the trees, and the banks on the side match up. the other pictures are beautiful as well. that is a out standing piece of art, that barn. i would do anything to have that or even just see it in person.


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