Sunflowers and other plants are part of a cover crop - add nutrients to the soil, protect it from wind erosion - may be plowed into the soil before winter, or the crop planted into it in spring.With a pinkish orange tint to the Eastern sky around 6:30 this morning I knew it was a good sign for a probable sunny day. And so it was. Despite our thermometer sitting right on the freezing mark when Pheebs and I headed out it mattered little as we drove out of our shaded Park into long shadows and shafts of sunlight.
|HIGH LAKE LEVELS ARE EATING AWAY AT BAYFIELD'S BEACH PARKING LOT AREA|
|FIRST STEEL STRUCTURES ARE IN FOR BAYFIELD'S TEMPORARY BRIDGE|
|SUNSHINE IS ESPECIALLY WELCOME IN THE GRAY MONTH OF NOVEMBER|
|THIS COMBINE WAS STILL SOUND ASLEEP WHEN PHEEBS AND I TIP-TOED BY EARLY THIS MORNING|
|ALL THAT STEAM IS FROM A LARGE CORN DRYER AT WORK|
|I BET THE FARM CHILDREN HERE ARE GOING TO GROW UP TO BE FARM FOLKS TOO|
|I WONDER HOW LONG THIS APPLE ORCHARD FARMER HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR HIS LOST GREEN LADDER|
|ONLY REASON SNOW IS THERE IS BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE SNOWBLOWER PILED IT UP|
|WE'RE OUT OF THE JEEP NOW AND WALKING DOWN THIS DEAD END ROAD....SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT SOME ICE SKATES|
|I DON'T KNOW.....MAYBE FARMER JOHN DROPPED HIS RED HANKY HERE|
|DESPITE ICE A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY THERE WAS STILL SOME OPEN WATER AROUND BOTH IN PHOTO ABOVE AND BELOW|
|FOUND THIS COLORFUL KNITTED QUILT FROZEN STIFF IN THE SNOW SO I PROPPED IT UP AGAINST A TREE IN CASE SOMEBODY CAME BACK LOOKING FOR IT|
|OH SO NICE TO SEE SUNNY FIELDS FREE OF SNOW|
|IT WAS JUST A GREAT DAY TO BE OUTSIDE CLEANING UP THE YARD|
|I WHEELBARROWED UP 6 BIG LOADS|
|QUITE A MESS OF LEAVES UNDER OUR BASSWOOD TREE|
|CAME ACROSS THIS DUMP OF CORN ON THE ROAD SO I WASN'T LONG IN SCOOPING SOME OF IT UP FOR OUR SQUIRRELS AT HOME|
|LUCKILY I HAD A SMALL SNOW SHOVEL IN THE JEEP AND HAVE SINCE ADDED A BUCKET IN CASE WE COME ACROSS MORE CORN DUMPS|
|WHILE I WAS SCOOPING UP THE CORN PHEEBS LAID DOWN AND CONTENTEDLY SOAKED UP SOME RAYS|
::Memory Lane:: Tonight's Memory Lane covers a couple days both in Arizona and New Mexico. November 1rst and 3rd of 2009. Rusty's RV Ranch New Mexico, Portal Arizona, Chiricahua Mountains, Desert Museum's early days and Paradise. Our First Hike Into The Chiricahua Mountains and Today We Ended Up In Paradise. My photo album for these two days is here at Rustys. I was particularly pleased for a change with a few Roadrunner photos I was able to get on November 3rd.
|OH HOW WE ALWAYS LOVED THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS|
|YEP THAT'S A REAL LIZARD ALRIGHT AND I HAD TO CHASE HIM ALL OVER THE PLACE TO GET A FEW PHOTOS|
|ONE OF MY ROADRUNNER PHOTOS|
|EVERY ONCE IN A LONG WHILE KELLY MAKES ME POSE FOR A PHOTO|
Which birds are most religious?
Geeses of Nazereth.
Nurse: Good morning Mr. Smith, you seem to be coughing much more easily this morning.
Mr. Smith: That's because I've been practicing all night.