The last week has been so routine and uninspiring that I haven't managed to come up with anything to post. It's been rainy and dark and gloomy and more than a little depressing, but the sun has emerged for a few days, so I took a few pictures while I was out on goat rounds today. There's no cute story, just some lovely green.
That picture was taken on my road on a day that was only half sunny. The clouds were doing that looming, bipolar thing they do this time of year, which makes the colors stand out wonderfully. I was a little sad that the car was in the background of the picture, but by the time it had passed, the light had changed and the moment was gone. The rest of these pictures were from today.
The slough was calm and serene today, unlike several days ago, when I went to check on the goats and heard the sound of a distressed goat coming from the water. After my body had filled to the brim with adrenaline and I had run to the edge of the slough, trying to figure out how I was going to rescue a goat from beneath the blackberry vines, I saw the nutria down on the bank, making a sound exactly like a goat! I saw these giant rodents every day last winter and never heard them make a sound. Now I know they sound like young goats in distress, so I will have to fight the urge to panic every time I hear one. I always count the goats every time I go to feed them, but now, you know, somehow it's feeling more dangerous to leave them alone. Even if it's all in my head.
This tree pretty well exemplifies how I'm feeling about the state of the weather right now. Half of it has submitted to fall, but half of it is still clinging to summer. I'm still struggling to accept the fact that we're going back into the dark and the cold, and if I've already complained about this, I apologize. It probably won't be the last time. I eventually reach a point of acceptance, but it's a long process. I will try to keep my snarkiness to a minimum.
That one is a panoramic picture I took today, with the sun kind of warping the colors. The hay field is to the right, and the cow pasture is to the left of the fence. Since the sun was so sparkling today, it seemed like a good opportunity to shoot a scene I see every day. This is just beyond the barnyard when I'm leaving after feeding the goats. I have to get out and close the gate, and today I got this one and the bipolar tree while my son was latching the gate. My kid is also responsible for this last picture. Bluey followed us out to the car today, and was therefore allowed to go on rounds. While my son was opening the gate, Bluey hopped from the dashboard onto my steering wheel. My photo options were limited, since I was sitting mere inches away, but it was still pretty cute.
That's my green for this Thursday! I hope you all had a wonderful one.