2013: Week #23 Photography

Blah rah ah ah Ah, Blah rah ah ah Ah, rain, rain, poo poo poo.  No not another Gaga hit; no bad romance here, but the crappy weather needs to end.  It is June and I think we’ve had one day of  hot steamy weather – a record setter no less – and that is all.  The average temp for May was 57 degrees!  That’s just not right.

We have had lots of rain though with back to back months (Apr/May) dumping 5+ inches of rain each.  Most of the farmers managed to get their crops in.  Cyndie and I saw a few yesterday still planting.  The wet and cold weather has put a damper on our yard plans and has delayed many a project.  Just like the farmers, we have managed to push through and get most everything done. One of the vegetable gardens is in along with an herb garden.  We have one more garden planned that will hopefully get done soon – ambition willing.  This season we are all about growing food, not lawns.  Makes more sense in the grand scheme of things.  With a hilly yard, this is a complete no-brainer.

One more rainy week by us and hopefully some sunny ones to come.  This last week started out with a bang – a few of them.  I was met with accidents on my commute both Monday and Tuesday.  You really can’t get upset about the backup in traffic because that very easily could be you, but it still is a bugger.  I figured it was an opportunity to take [some blurry] pictures.  I hope you all had a good week; enjoy your weekend.


Abandoned Hunting: The In-between

This is the sister-post to Abandoned Hunting – The Abandoned.  We were afforded quite a variety of scenery and subjects in our travels.  The wildlife was plentiful and spectacular.  The sheer number of geese that will congregate in one area can be quite the spectacle.  We were reminded how nature can often be raw and brutal.  We witnessed a bald eagle ripping away at a deer carcass and another that dispatched Fluffy on the side of a road and then proceeded to carry it away.  The Whitetail deer were seemingly as numerous as grains of sands.  There were three different occasions that we spotted entire herds milling about in the middle of the day.  I very much enjoyed the small towns we passed through.  I could have spent a lot of time photographing their character, but per usual, we were on a mission.

Assorted Photos – 2013: Week #13

Patio River Delta
Patio River Delta

~~~~~~~~ it just keeps flowing ~~~~~~~~

Spring is finally on the doorstep.  It was a 50 degree-hurray-kind-of-day!

I have watched the snow continue to melt in the backyard and on the bluff for a little over a week.  I’ve played in the water almost every night this week; more so out of utility, but it still reminds me of being a kid and having fun playing in the mud and water of Spring time.

The water just keeps running.  Running down the hill – through the yard – over the patio – down the walking paths – down the drive way – and finally to the road.  This is a messy time of year, but a small thing to tolerate when you know what is on deck.

The deer seem to be enjoying the warmer weather as well.  Here are some shots of the town deer that live on and around the bluff behind the house.  The wander by around sunset most evenings.  Always a welcome sight.