Everyone knows I am not a fan of the winter season unless we are blessed with a day or two of beautiful snow to enjoy. We have had an extremely dry and moderate winter so nothing notable to peak my interest on my home front. Thankfully, we have had a few showers the last few weeks which, hopefully, […]
Did not have time to take photos this girl’s weekend, however did manage a few shots with my iPhone. Love this stream with the lovely cypress trees. While waiting for my friends to shoe shop (they were shoe shopping a really LONG time) I sat under this huge old oak. I know it must have been hundreds of years […]
A friend sent me photos she had taken of the most fun and interesting art I have seen in years. The artist is Patrick Dougherty. His art is termed “stickwork” and not only is it beautiful art, it also shows that you can combine simple pieces from nature and make them into something monumental and dynamic. My friend […]
Canola, Brassica campestris, is a major cash crop in both Canada and the United States. We mainly find it in our grocery stores as Canola oil although other countries use the meal and it can also be used as livestock feed. If you have never seen a field of Canola blooming then you have missed a scene of great beauty. […]
Cowboy and I had lots of chores this week, but we also made time for fun too. Our weather is crazy. We have had virtually no rain this fall so I actually had to drag out our stored hoses and fire up the water sprinklers. Everything is a tinderbox so I am making sure the house […]
I am not a big fan of arachnids, but do not suffer from full blown arachnophobia either. I just choose to ignore they exist with the exception of keeping my house, well house, and other farm structures sprayed to ensure I do not get a nasty bite. In our area we have plenty of spiders, […]
As I have said before jackrabbits are very fast and never hang around for any photos. Unfortunately, our weather has been brutally hot and dry. All the pasture grasses have dried up to nothing and this week even the weeds have died. No pasture grass is devastating when you have livestock, but even the animals […]
Think twice when carefully placing your babies, toddlers or kids in wildflowers by the side of the road to catch that perfect Bluebonnet photograph. Take the time to inspect the area really well for anything that bites. This big boy would not play nice.
Spring is gone and summer is here. Here are my last few wildflower shots from our early May flowers. We will really miss our beautiful wildflowers! I love the golden color of the Creeping Oxeye. One last look at our Indian Blankets. I am ordering seeds to plant in my flower beds next spring. Notice the bee […]
Hate, hate, hate this cactus. It is definitely not a good thing to have at the farm. It grows everywhere and it is almost impossible to get rid of. It is not of any value (at least to farmers and ranchers) as no living thing can eat it. You can spray it, but it will […]
Cowboy snapped this photo of our little cottontail that hops around our yard everyday. She does not seem to be eating any of my flowers so I am happy for her to stay! We also have jackrabbits, but they are harder to photograph as they will not sit for us to take a nice photo.
Here are just a few samples of wildflowers I found along the side of the road on my way to town this week. The roads are filled with so many pretty flowers! Photos were taken with iPhone.
I love Whitefish Mountain, formerly Big Mountain, in Whitefish, Montana. In the winter it is a great ski resort. In the summer is has wonderful nature and hiking opportunities. The great thing about hiking here is you can ride the ski lift up and hike back down. Many people hike up the mountain and ride the ski lift down and […]
Last spring we were without any flowers. Not one wild flower anywhere. We were in the middle of a severe drought which left us with barely any green at all. This has been an extremely wet winter and it appears our spring will have an abundance of moisture also. If this happens, then we should […]