Yesterday evening, freezing rain clattered and covered the area with glistening ice. Early this morning as the frosty sun rose, I photographed some frozen autumn leaves. Quite lovely to see.
Just about a week ago, the foliage was in full peak colors, and then several cold fronts with icy, gusty winds blew through snatching leaves and baring trees. Late yesterday afternoon, a storm brewed with the temperature at an unseasonable 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the Kansas November Autumn of the Kansas Flint Hills and prairie less than a half mile from where I live. At this location, I can view atop a hill in all directions of rolling prairie and hills, along with the little town where I live nestled in the valley, all under the forever sky. This storm was magnificent displaying gorgeous clouds and to the west, slanting rays from the sun kissing the horizon.
With this barn photo, I post-processed in a painted sketch style in the art of photography. This barn belongs to my stepsister and graces beautiful Kansas acreage with a lovely farm house. This is where we had a gathering of family and friends in memorial and memory of her father and my stepfather. A large family, we shared together laughter, tears, and stories during a gorgeous sunny autumn day. He is greatly missed as he was a bright shining light for us all.
In Loving Memory
Paul R. Koontz, Sr. October 20, 1931-November 4, 2013.