Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Migrating Cranes

With the weather turning colder,
the sandhill cranes are migrating further south.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Frosty Mornings

Christmas is over & flu season arrived.
I was under the weather for a few days but finally felt well enough to venture outside.
The weather is turning much colder and we've had some frosty mornings.

It won't be long before winter arrives.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Freezing Up

Below freezing nights are causing the creek to form ice sculptures.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Wonder of Christmas

Part of my Christmas decor includes a miniature house with reindeer that run around it.

The grandkids think its delightful.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Fern

Christmas ferns stay green all winter and the leaves are shaped like tiny stockings.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Working on a New Space

I noticed lots of woods chips near the trail, 
then discovered this new hole.
Probably a pileated woodpecker working on a new space.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blending In

The deer have grown new winter coats and they blend in with the bark on the trees.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Starting Them Early

Youngest grandson, Maverick, has seen me riding and working the horses.
After overcoming his initial fear of the huge animals,
he has actually ridden.

And enjoyed it.

He's an astute observer and enjoys putting the horses in the barn, 
just like grandma.

But he loves doing fencing, setting up different arrangements
 of fencing and checking out how it works. 
A true cowboy in the making.

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Year at the Overlook











Sunday, November 30, 2014

Small Town Christmas Parade

Sunday was the Christmas parade.
Small potatoes, but we enjoyed it.

We have the obligatory tractors.

All sizes & shapes of police & emergency vehicles

The roller skating Santa, a perennial favorite

Certain celebrities who will remain nameless.

And, of course, Santa

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Arctic Blast Coming

An arctic blast is headed our way.
However this morning dawned warm & clear.
Time for one last ride.

A solid gold trail horse!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Horse Tails

We are ready for winter.

Braiding prevents snowballs from forming on the ends of the tail hairs, 
pulling them out.
Gotta save those lovely tails!

Saturday, November 8, 2014


The color is gone from the woods.
But we have interesting weeds poking toward the sky.

Even weeds can be appealing.