Fall color in the Sugarloaf Mountain countryside by Tina Thieme Brown

I love fall.  Most days I walk and bike the rustic roads around Barnesville, watching the subtle color changes in the hedgerows, fields and on Sugarloaf Mountain.  Recently, I biked with Montgomery Countryside Alliance in the 'Ride for the Reserve'.  We were on rustic roads throughout the Ag Reserve, starting out the morning in a misty rain that turned into a sunny afternoon.  As I rode in the changing light, familiar scenes came into view and I kept saying to myself, "I have got to paint this."  

That thought doesn't always turn into a drawing or painting.  Sometimes it is better to soak it up and think of it later when working on a similar landscape drawing or painting.  I love to watch the colors changing on the hillsides and in the agricultural fields.  Then daydream  about how the changing light and temperature are creating this fall tapestry.

Fall colors in Poolesville Soybean fields

Fall colors in Poolesville Soybean fields