Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The First Week of Fall

I grabbed my camera got in the ATV and took off to take pictures of the first week of fall. The weather is just wonderful. 80's in the daytime and 50's at night.

I didn't have to go far to begin enjoying the beauty of nature. The pasture is in full bloom with yellow wildflowers.

I found all sorts of fall seeds. Some I have never seen before and have no idea what they are. They are interesting to say the least. Some I have seen many times but don't know thier name.

The reflection in the pond caught my eye and so did some small bass swimming near the edge. I could not get a photo of them. When I approached they swam off.

I was walking in the yard bare foot and stepped on a bee. It stung me on the ball of my foot and hurt so bad. The stinger stayed in my foot and had to be pulled out with the tweezers. Ouch! This is not the one that stung me but I got a good picture of it anyway.

It is also the season of the spider so I had to get a picture of this big one. Boo!

More flowers and a trip to the lake finished out the first week of fall 2008

Wildflowers just amaze me. They come in all colors and are so delicate.

The grass is still green, the leaves have not started to turn and the lake was almost empty. The price of gas has something to do with that I am sure as it was a beautiful week.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 15, 2008

A New Toy

We got a new toy. It is so much fun to ride and very handy to use around the place. It is a Mini-jeep. A 4-wheeler of sorts, an off road vehicle. It gets about 50 miles per gallon and can go places where you don't want to walk.

Two people can ride comfortably and there is plenty of room in the back to carry an ice chest or what ever you wish.

We went for a ride yesterday. Hurricane Ike had passed through in the night and left a cool breeze and sunny skies for Sunday. We set out with a full tank of gas, eats and drinks and the camera. I started out driving and later decided it would be much nicer just to ride and take pictures.

The 5 plus inches of rain we got from Ike left the smallest of streams out of their banks with muddy water.

The rains from Gustav a couple of weeks back, have left all the colors of spring along with the green of summer for a very pleasing view along the back roads.

We came across an old building that had been the Agriculture building at the school we both attended in another century. It had been moved and just left to the elements but I could still get a picture and old memories from that building was the conversation for the next few miles. We rode around for a couple of hours. We wound up at an old cemetary on top of a hill.

A very good day. Seeing things we don't take the time to see every day. We are going to do this more often.