Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 March 4 -- Bright shiny day!

After the storm, it always looks better. Warmed up, so I played outside like a kid.
There's that cat Buddy, who follows me everywhere.

 I ate part of the nose, and that young northern mockingbird went in for the leftovers.

New kid on the block.
AgPickup delivered last week from South Carolina, on a nice day before this all blew in.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

2014 March 2 -- Groundhog day plus 28

So, here we are a month later (http://335asthecrowflies.blogspot.com/2014/02/feb-2-2014-groundhog-day.html)
 It takes forever to get through winter in the Ozarks, especially after groundhog day.
Ice and snow and wind, just enough to make it miserable outside.

Red-winged blackbirds are here now. Glad the migrating geese don't land on the feeders.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Feb. 2, 2014 -- Groundhog day

Forget January, it's long gone.
Groundhog day... ya think there was a shadow today? Don't think so.
BBQ today? ... Don't think so.
Night view

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve 2013 Dec. 31 -- going out in glory!

I know, I know, it's not New Year's Eve yet.
But, this is as good as it gets, 2013 going out in glory. (What's 2 days in the span of centuries.)
Happy New Year, family & friends, love all y'all. You know that.

I love this tree. It's very photogenic, with wiggly branches, demands center stage at sundown, any season. Youngest child.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas! Dec. 24, 2013

Christmas Eve in southern Missouri.

Grant's view in Jeff City
Oh, yeah... The KIDS! Cousins Samantha, LAD and Cameron. Merry Christmas, all y'all!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 9, 2013 -- Snoopy's ski trip at the 10 acre wood

Ah, a ski trip! Winter! Snoopy's great adventure (more from the Dec. 6 "blizzard").
Hey, I see a runway! Let's do a touch & go!

Not a runway, but ok, landing anyway.

Slick and narrow, ... oops. Off airport ground loop. I'm ok, I'm ok.

I'll try this nice wide runway. Departure uphill... too much dra...  ?

Up, up... come on... UP!

Aargh  Yup, too much drag.

Ooh, so softly we land... I'm ok, I'm ok.

Ok, let's go downhill to go up up up!

Wilderness shelter. Yoo hoo, anybody home?

Hmmm, snug little hangar...

Ok, just a little too snug!

Short field take-off.

Ok, Snoop... my toes are cold, wiggle your way through the obstacles and let's go home!

No, Snoop... you're hungry, but we're not going out there to bbq tonight! Aren't you glad you're snuggled in G'pa's recliner?

Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013 -- Winter dumped on us

Winter didn't slink in today... it blew and snowed and dumped in about 8 inches. It's dry and cold, and I went out on the cross country skiis, and had a good workout circling the 10 acre wood.

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 -- Winter's slinkin' up on us

The pond has a little ice, and there was a patch of white ice, or snow, in the middle.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nov. 17, 2013 -- Tadpoles, in November?

Yeah, that's what I thought. Tadpoles in November?
Well, LAD lost interest in cutting down bamboo,
and disregarding my "don't get wet" (haha we're at a pond, ya know)
and it's 70 degrees today (November????)
Wind's about 40 mph, but no problem, just offed our aim a little at the range...
Just one tadpole

Five tadpoles at once!

Launching the "boat". 70 degrees today, Ozarks paradise.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nov. 5, 2014 -- Fall colors

Had about a week of peak fall color. Oaks are surprisingly yellow and orange, and there are lots of multi-colors; green with red, orange and yellow stages. Unusual!
Austin Lake, northeast of Mtn. Grove.