Who are these men and why were they in my yard tickling the trees???
Actually they were trying to restore our power after a broken branch was blown by the high winds into our power line….no tickling was involved..well maybe a little.
Yesterday I did Blue…today I’m doing Green…
Little spots of green are showing up in the woods…but what is most interesting to me, is that the grass got greener overnight!..Just as it does every year..but I get excited about it every year…I’m easy to please.
I got a happy surprise this morning….I happened to glance into the woods and there were two deer getting ready to cross our little river, headed west……..around an hour and a half later, I looked out again and there were FIVE crossing back this way over the river…I’m really anxious for my new camera ring to arrive…that’s what snapped when my camera and tripod fell over and hit the wall….Holding an 80-400 mm lens mounted on the camera doesn’t make the chance of a sharp photo very likely…but I’m happy enough with these
Yes, the title of this post is misleading..these gorgeous trees are found in the South and luckily, Venice Florida has a lot of them…..aren’t they beauties? I’ve seen some that weren’t this pretty, but there are streets that are just lined with trees covered in “Spanish Moss”, and it’s a joy to drive along and look at them.
Montana….I’ve never been there in the winter before. My first morning there, fog blanketed the valley and because of the very cold temperatures (15 degrees), and the higher than normal humidity, everything was covered with “crystals”..actually it’s called “hoar frost”, (thank you silliliss)..I missed my Nikon D300 terribly….(the resolution in the images shown here, isn’t what I’d like it to be) but after my experience with the tripod, camera and lens crashing over in a nice, dry, stable environment, I wasn’t ready to take them out to the mountains. These aren’t the greatest shots, but I had a great time…out in the quiet and the cold.
I’ve been asked by one of my exciting, fascinating blogger friends…Rob over at http://visitstothepark.wordpress.com/, If I hibernate during the winter due to the snow that might come to call….I’m sure that quite a lot of people wish that I’d hibernate…but, sadly for them…I DO NOT!!!!
The window into the woods will bring, hopefully, a lot of interesting and fun things to photograph….I’m going to post a few from last year….including one of how the woods looks at different times….
Have you ever heard the expression…”If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody hears it,
does it still make a sound?”
Well I have a theory about this…
I heard a tree fall today….now the woods couldn’t SEE me
because I was standing NEXT to the edge of the woods…so it
COULDN’T have seen me…..well….IT MADE A SOUND….
the woods didn’t know if I had heard it or not..but it still MADE A SOUND..
I don’t think they make a sound only when they think someone is looking
and listening, I’m not sure about that…it’s just my opinion…
Thank you, I needed to get that off my chest…and now I’m not
sure if I even understand what I just wrote…I confused MYSELF!…
I think that’s what the woods intended all along.
Here is a little lady who doesn’t think much of me….it’s obvious
from that look on her face….I was sure I heard her say…
“hey lady, the woods said to tell you that you only “think” you
heard a tree fall in the woods….
Who let me get near a keyboard in my condition??? I’m rambling all over
and anyone with an ounce of sense can see that I’m severely low on
I found myself drawn back to the Ten Acre Woods where the horses spend so
much of their time…I did get awesome video of them and I’ll post that soon.
The day was gorgeous and the woods, serene as always. I captured these
images and I hope you’ll enjoy them..The color was so different from my
previous visit and I found myself captivated. Hope you enjoy! I have no idea how all of this techno babble appeared below some of the images, but I am
powerless to correct it..i.e., technology impaired. Sorry
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We had a mini-blizzard tonight. It snowed for hours
and the woods were transformed into a dream land.
At midnight the snow had just stopped and I was closing up the
house. Lights out for the backyard, and within five
minutes my little ghostly deer floated in from the woods.
They came as a group, five in all, with the little fawn
travelling right in the middle of the group. Unfortunately,
I had not scattered the corn over a large enough area and
within minutes they were fighting.
This was not just one doe lunging at another, this was the four
mature does standing straight up on their hind legs and going
for each other. I watched for a moment getting more and more
When I saw the little fawn get rushed and stumble
to the ground, that was it. I hurried out to the kitchen,
grabbed the bucket and went to the garage for more corn.
When I opened the back door, one of the does stood and listened
to me reassure her that I had good intentions. Always like to give
them a heads up, you never know. She tolerated that for a moment
and then she was off like a shot, along with the rest of the herd.
I trudged through the snow in my boots,no socks, nightgown and heavy coat.
As I scattered the corn, I just shook my head and thought “what am I
doing?” Couldn’t have slept though, knowing that they would be back, and
the baby was going to take the brunt of the fighting if I didn’t give them
the chance to spread out and feed.
The upside of my little adventure is that it was beautiful and still out there
in the yard, surrounded by the dark of the night and the beautiful
snow laden trees. May sound crazy, but it was awesome.
Again, I’m a lucky girl.
But will I ever get to sleep tonight?