I can’t believe another month has come and gone. The entire year is drawing to a close. For me, December is a tough month. It’s the shorter days that kill me. It’s dark when I get up and get to work. When I leave work, the drive home is light. Then I race to get chores finished before sunset. I crave light, so this time of year is hard for me.
I did really rush to get chores done last night so I could go out to pasture and take pictures of the ditch and hickory tree for my 1st of the Month post. I was racing the Ranger through the back forty. When I came around the corner, I saw a great sight.
Can you see them? It’s too dang dark! There were seven or eight deer on the back hill. You can just see one silhouetted among the trees in the picture below.
These short days make it hard to get anything other than silhouettes~the deer, the trees, the stump.
The moon is already well on its path across the sky, and it’s only early evening. The shagbark hickory has only a few dead leaves clinging to its branches.
I do like the dramatic effect of the few clouds as the sun is going down. There was no flashy sunset this evening~just quietly darkening into night.
I’ve been thinking about what I’ll use for my first of the month subject for next year. I know I don’t want to trek back into the pasture come January and February, and I’m a little nervous about what I choose, since my cottonwood tree died half way through this meme.
I’ll have to think about it. I have plenty of time to think during these long dark days.
Linking to The First of the Month.
Linking to Farmgirl Friday.
Linking to Farm Friend Friday.