It was farm day again yesterday. I know – it was Wednesday, and farm day is supposed to be on Thursday. BUT Prince Farming got done at the office early, and my plans postponed, and the weather forecast predicted rain for today, so we decided to farm. Out of necessity, I assure you. See, the cows (the post of which you’re STILL waiting for) keep escaping from their lovely TWO fields. They have two huge and glorious fields in which they have free roam. But NO – they want to go into ANOTHER field. So they keep escaping. It is too cold, wet, busy, and inconvenient to chase cows this month. They need another field. We seem to accomplish the fencing of fields in spurts – I suppose as needed. This time the barn field fence needed to be completed. It was mostly done, but . . . I won’t go into those details here. It’s a skywatch post afterall. I didn’t bring my regular camera with me. I did have my iPhone, and couldn’t resist these shots.
I know planes fly over us frequently, but I’ve never seen the traffic in such a grid pattern before. It was really cool. I couldn’t capture the smallest contrails – they added a unique dimension. But that’s okay. Here’s a different view:
It seems like no matter what direction I looked, there were contrails. It was amazing. BTW – the gate in the foreground – right at the bottom left half of the picture is one we just hung – temporarily – till we can buy new gates. This gate is too short – it is supposed to be able to open across this lane and touch the fence on the right – and the gate from that field opens and touches this fence – creating a passage through which the cows can pass from one field to the other. Pretty nifty, huh? I would not have thought of that – which is why I’m just the apprentice in this set up.
The day before yesterday (that would make it Tuesday, I suppose) the sky was amazing. Again – no camera. This is another iPhone shot – which just blows me away. It was snowing on and off – nothing of note stuck, but the clouds and sky seemed very restless.
You can’t see as much of the orange as was present, but still – the differences in color in this small window were truly inspiring. It reminded me of the verse:
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth His handiwork"
-Psalm 19 : 1
You can see more amazing evidence of God’s handiwork by visiting the Skywatch site here, where hundreds of people share pictures of their skies every week.