It's finally Friday! The last day of the work week. I'm ready. Not that I have any less to do at home than I have to do at work. But this weekend has an added perk, My Guy comes home on Sunday. He's been gone for 4 weeks. So I'm ready for that too.
One of the things that I've missed this fall with My Guy being "across the pond" is our mini photo expeditions. It's pretty typical for one of us to get up, take a look at the light outside and decide we need to grab the cameras and take off on a mini expedition to somewhere in or out of town that we've noted would make great photos in the right light. Last Sunday was one of those mornings. The light was beautiful, all bright gold. So I grabbed the camera bag and the car keys and headed over to one of the pastures not far from the house by myself. It was so hot over the summer, Oklahoma didn't get much in the way of wild flowers, but with the cooler fall weather, many of the pastures have exploded with color.
I love the morning light. It was early enough that my shoes got all wet from dew laden grasses.
Some of the flowers were still showed the tale tell droplets of their morning soak. And then I found a small patch of these.
My Guy and I call these purple pineapple flowers. We've never been able to find the "real" name for them. It's a sure sign of fall when these start showing up in the fields and pastures.
I love the range of colors in these, from the pale blue to the deeper purple.
The spiky leaves have always made me think of these as "alien" flowers. You know something you'd see in a science fiction flick, where some alien creature is growing in the center pod. In the middle of the movie whole fields of the pretty purple pineapple flowers will suddenly hatch and the creatures will then terrorize the humans. Don't see that? Well it's probably just me then.
So this Friday I have two favorites, fall mornings and purple pineapple flowers. For more favorite things check out who has linked up with Shay over at Quilting in My Pyjamas.