Tag Archives: trees

The Chain Saw was Here

18 Apr

My dad brought his chain saw out over the weekend.  We cut down my apple tree that has been laying down for the last few years.  Unbelievably, it was starting to get blossoms.  I will miss it.

This is all that is left of my peach tree.  You might remember that it split in a storm last year.

Finally, he cut down the big walking stick tree.  It was mostly dead, and it was under the pine trees right by my garden.  I’ll never figure out the planting logic of the people who lived here before me.

I did ask my dad if he was going to carve something out of the stump, but he told me I shouldn’t hold my breathe while I was waiting for him to get it done.

I also took out the fence I put up last year to keep goats out of the garden, so Sky got to explore over there.

It gives him a lot more room to run and play.

Hopefully, I can get some good weather to finish cleaning it up, so I can get my garden planted.

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


A Pasture Walk

11 Apr

I needed a nice walk in pasture tonight.  Luckily, we had perfect weather, and I got to enjoy it the beauty of spring.

Maybeline and Odie

I even stopped to play with the camera.  I think I can do one of those dreamy water flowing shots now.  I just need a bit bigger  stream and my tripod.

I love this tree.  I think it looks like a dragon undulating across the ground.  Amazingly, it’s still alive.  All those spikes straight up will soon have leaves.

All the trees are getting ready to burst into leaves.  The shade will be nice.

I’m not sure what kind of tree it is that makes these little things.  Maybe a cottonwood?

I think Zinnia is the perfect little Easter goat.  I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t let me put a bonnet on her though.  She has a bit too much of her daddy’s stand offishness.


As a bonus, I might have found my tail count image for next year…

Pearl and Rudy

What do you think?

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.

Friday’s Hunt v2.20

11 Nov

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with U, Week’s Favorite, and nature.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with T:  I’m tired.  It seems like by the time I get home the sun is setting behind the trees and there’s not enough time.



Week’s favorite:  I went a whole week without anyone seeing the vet!  Yay!  I’m especially happy Red seems to finally be healing up from being banded and the ensuing complications he had.  Poor baby.



Rule of thirds:  I do always try to remember the rule of thirds when I take my pictures.  It does seem to make a difference.



Now it’s your turn!