My son and I spent an early morning with the Mallards. It was cold, but the lighting was great. There was an older gentleman nearby fishing and I asked him if we were scaring away his fish, and his response was, “The fish are not even up yet.” It made me laugh, but I realized … Continue reading Mallards.
We sat and watched some Meadowlarks this morning as they were searching for food. Very cool looking birds. We were also visited by a Magpie that came and sat nicely in front of a yellow cottonwood tree. The weather has been very cool. 30’s and 40’s, with a drizzle. It was fun getting outdoors in … Continue reading Autumn Birds.
Probably one of my favorite months. October is home to pumpkins, cool weather, falling leaves, changing hues, warm lighting and did I mention cooler weather. I’ll take October and all it’s charm any day of the week. I’m glad we’ve got 31 of them to enjoy. Continue reading October…
My backyard is starting to look more and more like autumn. We are finally getting some normal autumn temperatures. Cool breezes, falling leaves, golden light. These are some autumn moments in my neck of the woods. Continue reading Autumn Moments.
Once there was a little orange pumpkin… … And he had a little friend. They didn’t know they were a different color or size… …They were just pumpkins. Pumpkins from the same farm… …In the same field Both under the same bright yellow sun… … They were friends Continue reading The Little Pumpkin.
Back in my college teaching days, I would always share the Langston Hughes short story, Early Autumn with my students. He describes a wonderful setting of autumn and every time this season comes around it reminds me of how marvelous the season of autumn really is. I think it also reminds me of how I … Continue reading Early Autumn.
As we approach the end of summer, I enjoy the cooler mornings and evenings, the golden light and the birds. We made a short trip to the foothills in pursuit of some wild turkeys. My son and I have had on our radar these ugly yet wonderful looking birds. Luck must have been on our … Continue reading Late Summer.