Taking inspiration from a friend of mine, Lynne Medsker I have created a word cloud using wordle. And like her, I don’t do resolutions, but I do see these words being prominent in the coming year.
I’m looking forward to spending some more winter time in the warmth of the south. The first grandchild will present herself around the first of March. The hubby will retire!!! There will be preparation on our property as we get it ready for the market to downsize. And this will be the hubby’s last winter in the cold as we will both be in the south next winter together.
That’s a LOT of life changes in that list.
Through it all, the camera will be journaling the process as it always has. I hope to hear from you along the way in the form of comments.
Until next time…
- Monarch on Zennia
I took these photos on Tuesday. There were three Monarchs fluttering around me as I walked around the back porch. I know zinnias aren’t native to Indiana, (they are native to Mexico), but they are just too colorful not to plant. I harvest seeds so that I can re-seed next spring. The Goldfinches love these seeds as well.
Almost all the walnuts are off the trees and ready for the Squirels to hide and use to get through the winter.
The Persimmons are turning and looks like there will be enough for pudding for Thanksgiving. That is if I get them picked up before the critters get them. I see a lot of racoon scat with persimmon seeds in it.
There are enough leaves off of the Sycamores that I can get a pretty good indication that there are a great many seed balls. These seeds are used by the Goldfinches as well and I’ve seen the Blue birds in the tops of the Sycamore’s as well.
The grasses around the water tank are in full bloom and airy. These are non native grasses in this bed. This water feature is a seventy-five gallon galvanized sheep watering tank. It has some dwarf cattail in one end and a water-lily in the other. This was our first fountain. The tank has lasted 10 years and still going.
Our wetland pool is still dry. The waterway that feeds it is sustaining water now that we have had some rain. So if we get a good two or three inches of rain the stream will be flowing again and the pool will be full again.
The Oak trees are a beautiful red and bronze. I really thought with the dryness of the summer that the trees would lose their leaves early and it be pretty drab. But, being native trees, I don’t know that I have ever seen this Pin Oak look so beautiful as it does this year.
I am inserting this set of photos as a slide show so you can just sit back and enjoy the walk.
Until next time……
Last year as I photographed the neighbor picking corn, he swung the combine over and asked me if I wanted a view from inside. I wasn’t really prepared for this and only had my 70-300 lens with me. I was also in shorts, and had to climb a fence with barbed wire to get to the combine. Not a pretty picture, no pun intended.
Needles to say all my photos were pretty close up due to my long focal length, so I had forwarned my neighbor that I would like to repeat the process this year with my 14-45 lens so I could get a broader view. Yesterday was the day. I joined the next generation and actually the next generation of farmers inside the combine to ride along and capture the process.
Now mind you these photos are taken through the glass of the combine and picking corn is dusty dirty business, so there is a “slightly hazy” feel to the photos.
I hope you enjoy the journey…
Until next time….
I’m working on a project and I needed to get a photo of what is locally known as the twin bridges. One is a railroad tressel built in 1906 and the other is an iron bridge that spans the creek and is no longer in use. It was about 10 am and the sun was bright. I liked this composition so I just went for the shot. Sun and all. I knew I had sunspots, but bringing it up on the computer gave me the full spectrum of colors and the point of sunshine.
As a friend of mine says…those are GOD winking moments.
Twin Bridges in full spectrum
I have taken the time in the last few days to go back through some photos that I have taken over the course of the past year or so and let my creative juices flow some.
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Until next time…..