Lots of random pix from the last couple of weeks.
Fog. We've been having lots of foggy mornings. Very pretty stuff.
Lydia, watching a deer.
Here's Polly, now a year old. Her white eye circles are starting to darken. She's just as sweet as ever.
Morning sun through the Virginia creeper leaves.
Lots of eggs lately.
Here's why. We keep finding hidden nests.
Major sneaks onto Younger Daughter's bed.
A quail keeping sentinel on a fencepost. I had to zoom in to maximum and do some color enhancement in order to see him.
I went for a walk last week and took photos along the way. Here are rosehips against a backdrop of pines.
We don't have spectacular fall colors because most of our trees are coniferous. Still, a lot of the underbrush changes color, which makes for a pretty, if subtle, tableau.
I passed by the slash pile from which we cut some firewood last year. Someone -- at last -- had set it on fire to burn it off. It's necessary to burn slash piles (once the weather permits, of course) to keep disease and pests from spreading.
However -- foolishly -- whoever set the slash pile on fire wasn't monitoring it. At the time I took these photos, the fire was only burning what it should be burning. (Believe me, I checked.) However a couple hours later, Don drove by and noticed a nearby tree had caught fire. We had to call the sheriff, who notified the landowner, who came and monitored the fire.
Back out of the woods and onto the prairie.
Our herd from a distance.
An early shaft of sun lights up an otherwise cloudy morning.
Full moon setting just before dawn.
Sunshine through the egg basket.
Our farm from a distance.
In town, I noticed this old building and thought it was pretty.
A deer at dawn.
A band of early morning mist highlights the neighbor's horses.