Critters of Gredemeer III- Skywatch
I keep watching for something STUNNING to appear in my sky. And this week, the most stunning thing is that there wasn’t anything stunning. It’s been very gray and
fall almost winter-like. Sometimes drizzly, sometimes misty, but always gray. So here are some pictures taken just this morning (Thursday) to prove my point. I realize now that it’s beautiful in its own way.
You don’t have to point out that this isn’t a picture of the sky – but if the trees look like this, can you imagine what the sky looks like? Just open up a blank word document, create the entire page to a very light gray, and you’ll have the right image. There is no variation – no tone-on-tone. Just plain whitish-gray.
After taking the picture above, the farm dogs came up the lane, so I retook the shot – with them in it.
The grayish dog is an Australian Cattle dog, also known as a Blue-Heeler. We adopted him as a biggish puppy from a family in town because he needed to live in the country and run. The other dog adopted us – she is incredibly friendly, but her friendliness manifests in a low growl, which we translate as "welcome, I’m so glad to see you" but people who don’t know her translate as "I’m not going to get out of my car without sharing my sack lunch with this dog." She has lived on our farm ever since we bought it – we feed her, get her rabies shots updated and all. So that must make her ours, right!? The dogs run all over and play like they’ve never been apart. (I actually think this paragraph makes this post part of my "Critters of Gredemeer" series, don’t you? DONE)
Both of the above pictures were taken out of our front door. The back looks a bit brighter today because the hills aren’t so close by. But it’s still super misty.
And so I don’t leave out you pond watchers, here’s your shot of the week:
The clouds have been thick and present all week. And we’ve gotten some much-needed rain. Unfortunately with the rain comes some pretty chilly temperatures. I’m very grateful for our outdoor wood furnace, and for Prince Farming and our son who keep it well stocked. It allows me to sit inside with short sleeves and bare feet. Just the way I like it.
You can see more skies – sunny, cloudy, or clear by visiting skyley. Hundreds of people are watching the skies on your behalf.