Friday, September 27, 2013

As random as they get






The soybean crop in the fields around the old farmhouse has turned brown; I'm expecting the harvest to happen real soon. This is only the second time, in the six autumn seasons that we've been privy to this place, that soybeans have been grown. I like the change, and I like how much more light reaches inside the house and around the property.

I planted calendula seeds, in hopes of drying some for soap making this winter. They did so well, I picked a bunch just to use as a fresh arrangement in the kitchen.

Our pond has been a showcase of purple and gold this fall, thanks to all the goldenrod and asters that have taken over the far side. They're the first thing I see as I make my way to the vegetable gardens behind them, and as they pop into view when I round the bend past the last standing willow tree, I'm always taken back to my city days when something like cable TV was a common occurrence and I could watched my favourite team, the Los Angeles Lakers in their similar coloured finery, win a world championship or two, or three. Those days are long gone.

Pearl. Being coy? No. Ignoring me? Yes. Items from inside a china cabinet were found strewn about the living room floor. The culprit? That would be the usual suspect, as identified in the black and white photo above. I'd ground her but she's still an indoor cat. Come to think of it, that's what probably got her into this mess in the first place.

The Devils Punchbowl, a local waterfall that, to my dismay, is dry in the summer. What the heck? I know, good thing I married a geology major. Even if the lack of water was a disappointment, the colours, the history, the sheer enormity of it when you're standing at the bottom along with the impromptu geology lesson more than made up for it. I'd like to go back when the tap is turned back on but the trail was dicey on a late summer day, I'm not sure my heart could take a wet trail, slippery with fallen leaves.

~Happy Friday Friends!

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22 comments:

Lynne said...

I can read and see, ponder and look, reflect and know . . .
with you.

Terri Buster said...

I love your photos this morning- especially the last one. What a neat place! Poor kitty (I say that as I listen to mine whine...just because she can. I sometimes wonder why I chose the cat as a pet. LOL! Have a great weekend!

Snap said...

loved your photos ... especially the Devil's Cauldron and your "in trouble" kitty!

Tamar SB said...

These are gorgeous! Love the lighting you captured!

TexWisGirl said...

each shot is lovely! the 3rd one - the mix of colors! wow!

Anne Payne said...

Lovely photos. I hope y'all didn't have those awful Kudzu bugs attack your soybean crop. They did in our area and it's been just terrible.

Kim Stevens said...

Loving that black and white shot of the cat through the window - LoVe!

rayfamily said...

Beautiful shots! The one of Pearl is just fantastic! We are enjoying a very yellow fall here too! Enjoy the weekend!

gowestferalwoman said...

that looks like a sinkhole? is that a sinkhole? They can be FUN to explore...carefully of course!

and last night we had a mouse in the office - im stting at my desk and theres this mouse looking at me sitting on the maps. we went to bed, and in the middle of the night I heard gagging - yEA Tomaz! all that was left this am was a blood stained bathroom rug with a mouse liver on top. apparently cats dont do foie gras...So pearl was getting a mouse in your cabinet ah uh thats what she was up to... sure...

Genny said...

Blue and gold are my favorite colors. It looks like your goldenrod has almost gone by while our are just starting their bloom. I LOVE the colors of fall. Your photos are wonderful.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Hah! I featured a bean photo as well♫ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/bean-there/

Rose said...

I really like your B&W photo...we have one of those culprits that is getting older now. But I still see him looking for something to get into.

Mary said...

Calendula is wonderful!

Beautiful photos every one. :)

Michelle said...

You have a wonderful way with your camera. Might have to add Calendula to my flower list next year.

Jessica Sweeney said...

Gorgeous photos, wonderful sights! And bad kitty... I have two of those! ;)

Nancy said...

I thought the waterfall was you in a dry well. Lovely shots and the calendulas are so colorful.

Melissa C said...

Pearl! I love her picture, and her name!

Happy week end to you all!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely pictures!! Especially your dry falls - hope it starts flowing again.

augcott said...

Beautiful shots!
Love your Random 5!
Have a great weekend!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Spectacular. I really love the effect of the black and white!

Daniel LaFrance said...

A pleasant surprise... eh!

pattisjarrett said...

What a pretty yellow flower. Interesting view of the water-less fall.