Saturday, September 26, 2015

One Evening After Work

There are days when it's a challenge to come up with a snapshot to post with an entry here. Then there are days when I have too many, but want to post them before the weather and landscape have changed and my snaps are "old news."
heading south again
a glance back

and down the road i go

cattails where there used to be grass in the ditch
surprising how just a slightly different angle changes the light

through the grassy backyard driveway i glimpse at a distance the little herd that has spent the summer at our place

one of the oat fields waiting to be swathed


  1. Love the photos. Just wondering, do critters ever bother the cattle? Here some farmers have mules or donkeys grazing with their livestock, to protect the livestock from predators, is that necessary where you are?

    1. Doesn't seem to be, but a newborn calf is taken often enough, or is at risk often enough, that it might be wise to try a donkey. Always concerned about having enough pasture and feed for the cattle, and knowing how much more horses (thus donkeys?) eat than cattle, maybe they've weighed the costs and benefits and decided not to try one. They've never had one and don't particularly seem to like looking after horsey livestock.

    2. To answer your question: I don't see a lot of donkeys with cattle in this area, but the odd one.

    3. Sometimes you'll see a llama (or is it an alpaca?).

    4. Why do these photos have so much purplish content? Is it the time of the year or some stage in the life of the trees^

    5. It's only today's header photo that is purplish (dusk sky); if the rest are looking purplish to you, I can't explain it!

    6. Who knows! Computers do the weirdest things.


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