Here were the beautiful bluffs at Stranger Creek about two weeks ago.
They shone red.
Same view, today.
Yes, winter is coming to Leavenworth County.
Here was the callicarpa in front of the Ag Hall this morning, when I
went over to do some office work.
See why it's also known by the name "Beautybush"? It is a ray of color
in a now-dreary landscape.
Before I left, I took some treats down to the hens. Something new
was in their pen, too... if you look closely, you will see that their
heater has been connected, the heater that will keep their water from freezing.
It is running through the pophole door.
I am going to take some heavy plastic over on Friday and close that
broken window on the left, enough cold air will come in the pophole, remember, there
is no one there at night to shut the door for them.
Keith and I had to do some errands yesterday morning... look what
we saw in Leavenworth! Gas, at 1.68. In fact, we went again
this morning to get his truck, and it was at 1.64! What a change from
the last five years.
I saw this goose at the lake last week, and immediately was upset that someone had turned a
domestic goose loose, because I didn't see how it would survive the winter.
Guess what? I realized after watching it for a while... that it was a snow goose.
A single (so far) snow goose.
It flapped it's wings several times, and I could see the black on the undersides clearly. It was a LONG way from me at this point.
This beautiful little girl was calmly eating in a pasture down the street from us as I went by the other morning. I wanted to yell to her "RUN" because deer season is ongoing.
She must have picked up the vibe, because I haven't seen her again.
Has anyone started their Christmas prep yet? I have about half of our presents bought,
and we will get some more done early next week.
We don't decorate here until the Saturday AFTER Thanksgiving.
One thing at a time!