Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blurry Image......

I guess the zoomed shot was in too low of light.  It should not be blurred but I like the effect.  It is the one tree that I use to show on the suburbia horizon as to  how the sun has moved. The dead limb has been there for over a year at the right side of the silver maple tree. The sun is now to the right of the tree and you can see the glow from it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Almost Perfect Half.......

It actually is up in view by late afternoon and is gone by night time.  I think it is low in the sky at night and the row of houses are keeping me form seeing it.

When viewing it from afar it appears to be almost a perfect half.  When I zoom in on it the line is a gentle curve that divides it.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Starting Out on Monday...

It snowed yesterday all afternoon. It melted fast and the hard freeze was not so hard in the night.  We have sunshine today with wet grass underfoot. Leaves are dropping and the wind from the north is cold. I made a quick run to the grocery store this morning and it is nice to be in an uncrowded store. I see that I have a yard to mow today and things to pull out of the gardens.  It will happen if it warms up at least ten or more degrees. The garbage is out on the curb and everyone is taking a break in the morning.  Barney has found the coolest place on the dinning room floor and we keep turning the heat down so he doesn’t suffer so much from heat.

I did see the hawk that visited our yard yesterday down the street, four doors down. He was on the roof and I am sure he was looking for breakfast.  I don’t know if his appearance yesterday keeps birds away but there are less birds feeding today. Fall weather can be so fickle and I am hoping some warming trend starts soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Predatory Bird....

One other visitor in my backyard was this large bird. I am not certain about its name but it certainly knows how to devour a bird in a very short time period.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall Color......

The new purchase of this sedum gave the plant an early start, so the flowers are dead already. The color it turned is a different one but it is a good color. It will be interesting to see how it will come back in the spring.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday’s Find...

Our backyard fires can be like our own forest but the neighbors house does show through.  The new redbud tree I recently planted will take five or more years to have a forest-like tree.  I finally planted it as I know that every year that I wait then the tree waits to get to be a big tree.  I am happy with my choice and I still may add an evergreen with it.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Spring at the Store...

I wore my winter coat and stocking hat this morning while taking Barney outside. It was cold and the wind chill was like 20 degrees.  I know our bodies have to take a few days to adjust to cold but I am miserable while I am adjusting.