Despite my gloomy post, yesterday, the day actually started quite nicely.
For one thing I wasn’t seeing double.
Rejoicing this opportunity, Grant and I decided to go off for an early drive around the local countryside.
Which was a lovely way to start the day.
This was a failed attempt to capture the cheeky “DD” birds, but I sort of liked the moody result.
And this was a picture of nothing in particular.
Grant stopped to turn the car around and I liked the look of dried grasses in a field. My kind of colours.
Then I wanted a picture of the white-barked trees across the road, but Grant has not yet learned to instantly obey my commands.
Another group of trees got obscured by a truck.
White-barked trees are so beautiful.
Some, I know, are aspens, these, I’m not sure.
We rolled on past the traditional white picket fence.
With a wide open horizon
And traces of Fall still evident on the hills.
With so many trees naked, I was watching for silhouettes which were aplenty:
It was a good day for animals as well.
We stopped so I could get out to take a picture and we were accosted by this little chap.
As you can see, he was quite keen to meet us and I would love to have cuddled him, but we decided we shouldn’t risk upsetting someone’s dogs!
He had a smaller friend but I really don’t think they would have had us for brunch.
Reluctantly, I just took his picture and we continued.
In a meadow, a young fawn grazed, undisturbed by our gaze.
There were lots of deer, dotted all around.
A gaggle of wild turkeys crossed the road, in too much of a hurry for a good picture, but it was nice to see them as our own little family have not been to visit lately. As we looked up the road, 2 young bobcats crossed, going the other way, but they were in a real hurry!
Noticing these bright yellow leaves against the sky, I yelled “STOP!” and this time it worked, so I clambered out.
Glancing over my shoulder, I noticed something else:
Grant had told me there was a pond where he had seen geese the day before:
“What?” they asked. “We do this everyday.” and I could watch them all day too. Swans and geese remind me of a favourite bird, now earthbound: Concorde.
Before long we were 2 minutes from home:
That’s “Maison de Yeti”, right there in the middle.
Ironic that this neighbour, a few months ago, managed to wipe out our electricity for several hours by flattening not one but two power poles.
One day I am going to turn the corner and flatten that thing.
My eyesight, you know.
Someone (not me) hung a couple of masks on it.
Does it remind you of anyone?
As we turn onto my road, we pass a horse farm. Once, their dogs came to greet us and we drove them home with much snorting and slurping! I so want a dog!
But for now, I’ll have to settle for scenery.
Later on, as I rode the exercise bike, a bobcat kitten came to look at me through the window.
Well, not really, but I did look at him,
Of course, the camera was elsewhere.