It’s hard to believe this is my 12th Skywatch post! In some ways I feel like I’ve been watching the sky for way longer than a few months. In other ways I still feel like such a newbie/amateur. But skywatching is in my blood now. Not a day goes by without some sky observation – whether out loud, or just an internal conversation (you know – with the voices).
I was heading out the door on Sunday and Prince Farming said "if you want a cool sky picture, you should take it now" (or something along those lines). My arms were full of stuff – so I handed him the camera, and this is what he got. I always enjoy how the mist hangs around here in the mornings – but these layers were particularly interesting and appealing and mysterious.
Last weekend we were driving into an amazing sunset. By the time we could pull over for a shot it was too late to see the fantastic display, but I got this picture. I love silhouette shots (probably because with this kind of light and my kind of camera – and my kind of skill – that’s all I can get). This isn’t stellar – just a sort of "happy spot" for me – so thanks for obliging me.
This one didn’t turn out too badly – still silhouette-ish though.
The light in the late afternoons has been stunning – really highlighting the awesome colors. I keep threatening to go for a "walk-about" to get some different fall shots. But here is a familiar view – the light makes the place look less like a farm and more like a park. Or it would, if I knew how to take this shot differently. How blessed are we!?
That pile of something near the tree is where Prince Farming is digging out a tree stump. Aren’t you glad that tree isn’t there anymore? You wouldn’t see much of the pond if it were. The stump was a bit hazardous to the equipment. Prince Farming had borrowed a little excavator (you remember – for the barn plumbing job) and tried to dig around the stump enough to get it out. No luck. He’ll have to wait his turn with the dozer to get it out the rest of the way. And the cows have moved to the far field – those black specks in front of the far tree-line is part of the herd. They seem to be loving life. Last week I saw them run – just for the sake of it. Don’t know if it was to warm up a bit, or because something spooked them. I looked for dogs, but saw none. They just sort of took off. Too funny. The herd is going to double some time this month – our farmer friend "Uncle Robert" has been holding on to a small herd for us. When it’s convenient he’ll load them up and bring them over. I hope their introduction to our farm is less blog-worthy than the current herd. You were spared the details because they came during my pre-blogging life. But they inspired me to start blogging because of all the adventures (and mis-adventures) they created.
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