1 I awoke yesterday morning to a blanket of fog, lightly draped over the farm.
2 Looking into the fog across a bright green paddock
3 The herbaceous peony bed inside its boxwood border is turning brown and the plants will soon die back to their underground parts.
4 A view across the miniature donkey paddock and beyond
5 One side of the stable and the stall mucking trailer
6 A view down the long boxwood allee
7 For Darrell White, whose been asking - The paddock fencing is more than 100-year-old white cedar fencing that I imported from Canada.
8 The entrance to this paddock, which is naturally worn by horse hooves, is lined with straw to cover the muddy area. This view is looking into the thick fog.
9 Turning in the opposite direction and looking towards my house, things appear brighter and greener, as the fog is less thick.
10 An alley way between paddocks with rows of linden trees planted inside
11 And in the opposite direction - The tall trees are white pine.
12 This is a view through the allee of pin oaks leading to the equipment barn.
13 Through the wispy fog, you can barely make out the weeping willows lining the right side of this hay field and the contemporary house on the left.
14 And turning in the opposite direction, more of the hay field
15 Continuing along the carriage road
16 Another hay field with fog rising
17 Another look
18 This is the giant sycamore, the symbol of the farm.
19 The horse run-in
20 I planted a row of osage orange trees outside the run-in. Osage, not related to orange, produces an inedible, warty fruit that has a pleasant citrus fragrance. Many people swear that Osage oranges chase away all manner of bugs.
21 The horses spend the night in this paddock.
22 With cooler weather approaching, the Friesians' coats are getting thicker.
23 My boys were coming to say hello.
24 Friesians are very handsome horses.
25 Leaves are dropping everywhere.
26 Such interesting forms.
27 Stately trees in the mist
28 This is one of two Dragon Lady holly bushes recently planted.
29 Another look at the Dragon Lady
30 This is the fence surrounding the vegetable garden with two weeping red buds flanking the gate.
31 A shrouded stately maple
32 Approaching the allee of linden.
33 A tunnel to where?
34 This is the other side of the stable.
35 Another view of the donkey paddock
36 Driving back towards the herbaceous peony bed. You can see the sun in the east trying to break through the fog.
37 Another view of the browning peonies
38 Looking east again with a mounting block and hitching posts on the left and the terrace wall on the right
39 A very pretty view looking towards the corn crib
40 Looking down another alley between paddocks - To the right is the beginning of the long pergola with beautiful passion flowers in full bloom.
41 The long pergola and the grove of bald cypress
42 This is the little Tenant House surrounded by tall spruce. The prolific red berries are the fruit of a Sargent crab apple.