Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday morning walk....
I had another wonderful, quiet, snowy walk this morning. Oh, I enjoyed it so much. The snow was much deeper than yesterday and sometimes I wished for my snow shoes. The snow was so wet, though, that they may not have helped much anyway. I walked the shelter belts near our house and spied the young buck mule deer you see here. There was another young buck, standing right beside me. Sue (my dog) was barking at him and so he didn't notice me at all. I quickly snapped a couple pics before he loped away. The picture in my banner was the nearby buck. Do you see how the velvet is coming off his little antlers? I didn't notice it until I opened my pictures on the computer.
As I walked through the trees, there were gobs of robins flocked together eating the olives from the Russian Olive trees. If you click this picture, you'll see the greeny-gray olives on the branches. Isn't this robin so sweet? The robins will soon be leaving, but the Sharptail grouse and gray partridge and the raccoons will eat the olives all winter long, and these trees are really loaded with them.
This is our house. I snapped it as I was walking out of the shelter belt. The snow was falling in big, fluffy tufts, and I felt as though I was walking in a picture storybook. I really wanted to continue walking, but I realized as I snapped this photo, that I had Sunday Dinner to make. All the kids were home! Yay! So back home I went. Back to my warm fire and all my loved ones inside.
Come now, and let us reason together,
says the Lord. Though your sins are as scarlet,
they will be as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.