Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Getaway

Galena 1

It's back to grey skies today here but this weekend was too beautiful to spend it indoors. So we decided to drive a coupla hours north, along the Mississippi river to Galena. Its cluster of rolling hills and farms looked like a patchwork quilt and reminded me of Z's Villigen.

Galena 4

Galena 3

19 comments:

tommie said...

I think I want to be you when I can go on weekend trips!

You rock!

gaz said...

what a beautiful landscape. gorgeous colours.

June said...

As your page loaded and the top picture appeared, my eyes popped...what a beautiful setting!

Hilary said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous. I want to take a walk through the first photos and end up in that last one. Just beautiful.

Kerri said...

Beautiful countryside, Moi! I espcially LOVE LOVE LOVE the last shot!!

Z said...

Hi Moi! Beautiful landscapes. The red barns don't exist in CH, so it's a treat to see them.

Thanks for the link to my page.

photowannabe said...

Simply heavenly Moi. I certainly couldn't stay home with scenery like that in my backyard.
As Hilary said I want to start my walk in the first shot and end with a cup of hot cider in the last. A++++ and 3 gold stars.

Joel Reynolds said...

Very nice stuff here lately! Beautiful colours.

Joel

yesbuts said...

When you see a landscape like this, do you think, "what was it like, 100, 200, 300 years ago"? Those hills have witnessed so much - but remain aloof and beautiful.

Wonderful set of pics. :)

tr3nta said...

Beautiful fields, beautifully photographed...

I'm surprised, just find our blog... pure case, nothing else, and I'm surprised with your photos you have really great shot around here, I'll sure drop by from now on.

ΓΑΪΔΑΡΑ said...

Lovely photos you have here!

Greetings :)

TBC said...

Oh my! How beautiful! Some of your pics just take my breath away!

ChrissyM said...

what gorgeous landscape!

Gawdess said...

these are so beautiful, you could work for tourism in this area!

Sarad said...

stunning.

Sarad said...

beautiful planet.

laurel said...

So beautiful! I love a drive out to the country.

Kerri said...

That's a wonderous view! And I see you've found your own red barns :)
Our world is a beautiful place.
Thanks for sharing your corner so artistically:)

inklets said...

FANTASTIC!!!

maza aa gaya! absolutely!!

(applauds applauds applauds!for both the artist who created these and the photographer who beautifully captured these compositions!)