Tag Archives: goldenrod

Rainy Week

12 Sep

Oh my goatness.  No sooner than I report that we are in a severe drought than the forecast says rain.  It started raining Monday, and it hasn’t quit.

I don’t know how much we’ve had (probably close to three inches), but my redneck rain gauge is overflowing.

The dry, dusty air has been cleaned.

Xerxes

The colors are vibrant.

There are drops.  I’m loving it!

The goats aren’t quite as happy about being wet; although, Antigone says a girl has to eat to keep feeding kids, so she’s still out there.

Edith, Kate, and Antigone

The  barn smells a bit like a wet wool rug.

Tilly, Gill, Dolly, Tiger, and Reva; Aurora in back

Maybeline doesn’t look like she cares.

I’m thrilled with the rain, and I’m also happy to say that, with this first test of the tile my nephew put in, the swampy area at the end of the lane is not too bad.

The only critters who seem to truly love the rain are the geese.

They are doing their own little happy dance flight.

Critters

14 Sep

Just some critters I’ve photographed around the farm in the last week or so.

Honeybee on chives

moth on goldenrod

butterflies

northern flicker

red headed woodpecker

dragonfly

buckeye

northern flicker

tree frog on my garage

This is a pretty time of year.

Not a Good Idea

6 Sep

As I was wandering through the yard (with my mask for allergies), I noticed a beautiful goldenrod, so I decided to take a picture.  Of course, Sky had to come help me.

What is he so focused on?

That is not a good idea.

Seriously, dude.  We do not want to get stung!

Sky!!!!!!!!  Okay, we didn’t get stung, but when the dog jumped for the bee, I decided to leave before it took it’s anger out on me.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.