We have had nice warm weather this week which I consider a blessing this time of year. To have 80 degree weather in November enables me to spend many hours outside completing chores and getting things ready for winter. (Did I ever tell you I really hate doing chores in cold weather?) I have had painting on my list for the last few weeks and fortunately for me is has been very windy thus no painting. I did spend one day trimming trees and bushes along our roads. I also finished putting up hoses for the winter. But… I did find time to just be out in nature this week. I even had time to hike, explore and take a few photos along the way. My heart has been yearning for a few days like this for months. This special time filled me with contentment and energized my soul…
Here are a few sights from my free time.
I love when the wild berries appear. This week I found a few bushes I had never seen before. I love the vivid orange colors.
While hiking I found these little deer horns. I love finding them and consider them my “treasures”.
This weekend my TCU Frogs had a stunning victory over #5 ranked Boise State. I took this photo at sunset. Our TCU flag against the purple-pink sky was a gift of nature.
Someone dumped a kitty family at our place a month ago. We got them their shots and they are growing and doing well. This little one even let me put flea powder on him. They are very sweet, but I think they are city cats and I do not think they would know how to catch a mouse!
The cactus blooms are now beginning to fade. The pink blooms will be drying up until next year. Even the cactus have gorgeous blooms.
This shot is on top of a hill. Way too many cactus. This field will be sprayed next spring and hopefully we will have less cactus in the future. I actually think they are beautiful, but they are BAD, BAD, Bad. They are not a farmer or ranchers friend! I guess they redeem themselves a little by providing a nice photo opportunity!