It’s hard to be outside in the middle of the day because the heat is high and the air is so dry. But I do enjoy a good hike while the sun goes down. Here are some captures of my wanders.
The turkey hens and their chicks are still hanging in there.
We don’t have as many sunflowers this summer like we usually do but a couple have popped up along the road.
There’s a storm rollin’ in.
Patrick is now riding Crazy Alice. After working with her in the round pen during his down time, putting shoes on her fresh hooves, and working her a little around cows and other horses, we feel she’s coming along quite well.
Notice the rain in the left of the image and a partial rainbow, we call a sundog, in the right of the image. But because we are in such a drought, the rain evaporates before making it to down to the ground.
Antelope ran from me and the sound of thunder.
I hope you have a great week. My thoughts today are with the folks along the gulf coast. If I could, I’d take all that rain from you in a heartbeat.
I hope you all on the east coast are safe and recovering from the battering of Irene. We had a fairly uneventful weekend, except we did get rain yesterday. A lot of it. Some areas got a pounding, some got a trickle. Not sure what Squaw Mountain got but she sure could have used it last weekend. She’s a little smokey here and there but the worst of it is over. I hope to get up there to survey the aftermath one of these days.
On my walk through a sunflower patch yesterday evening, I had to watch out for stinging ants on their stems and leaves. And then I saw a ladybug, settling in for the night.
Onward and upward my friends, hope you are having a great start to your week!
I love the color mixture and the reflection of the sky in the stream. The yellows and green, pinks and purples.
Ahhhh it all makes for a peaceful sunset.
Happy Friday everyone! I’ll have one more sunset image for you tomorrow and then next week, I can’t wait to show you images from a local garden tour I ventured on this week. It was a Master Garden Tour and you wouldn’t believe the hidden treasures I’ve stumbled upon in this small town. I’m not talking just a bunch of pretty flowers. I’m talking herbs, veggies, fruit, and even a vineyard! Who’d a thunk a vineyard would be right here, just around the corner.
Happy Friday everyone!
I pulled down the driveway and spotted our turkeys waddling across the dirt road. I turned the car off and they stopped to look me over. Slowly and quietly I grabbed my camera off the seat and stepped out. They waddled off so I focused on a sunflower patch to get my exposure set. I followed the camera shy turkeys and photographed them until they disappeared over the hill. It wasn’t until I put my card into the computer that I found I had captured a bee on his way to pollinate this sunflower.
I love it when accidental images happen. As you can see, I’ve experimented with different filters in Photoshop. I fell in love with some framed Giclee photographic prints in a gallery in Martha’s Vineyard. It got my creative juices flowing.
P.S. None of the turkey portraits turned out.