Wednesday, October 31, 2018
I have called them a Brandford pear. That was popular for many businesses and housing developments. I looked this up and it is really a “callery” pear tree. In the fall there are small round fruits on the tree. The birds like them. My bradtford pear at the old place never quite grew like this one. There was not any fruit on that tree.
One last outdoor shot of these as they are headed to the basement today. I don’t want to wait and have one or both get frozen over. The rose would survive but the begonia would be destroyed in a freeze.
I am resting up today from my job of unloading ten sheets of drywall yesterday. I won’t return until Friday so I can get back onto that project.
I hope everyone is doing well today. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Morning is starting a little gray and glooming. The sun is hiding down there on the suburbia horizon.
The birds do like a little water once in a while. The closest watering holes are a couple of ponds on the edge of town, two miles from here.
The columbine plant is doing well here. I don’t remember planting it but I am sure glad that I did.
Waning away to a sliver, I couldn’t find it last night but something must have been in front of it.
If you want spring, you just have to buy it at the store.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, October 29, 2018
The day is bright and the areas of pure sunlight on the mums causes the mums to be lighter in cold. The six or seven plantings of these seem to be now all in full bloom.
This does look like a cool morning sky. The clouds are pierced with a jet vapor trail. The leaves are really thinning out now as the days get shorter and colder.
While the moon was out this morning, I was out scrubbing the siding on my house. On the northwestern end of the house I had mold build up. The side is shaded all summer and I noticed that I needed to remove. it I never thought that I would have to take a stiff brush and scrub with a cleaner to removed the buildup of mold. I also had it on the back side of the house extending about ten to fifteen feet up on the side of the house. The south side where my neighbor’s house shades it also had to be cleaned. I think the dust that settles under the ridges of the vinyl siding has a bacteria in that dust. By the end of the summer is just develops into a green problem. I had to get a ladder to scrub down the bottom half of the fireplace chimney which at the second story level of the house when you stand in the backyard. Scrub and rinse seemed to be the rhythm of the beat for today.
Well the blog is coming to an end for today. I really need to find some new things to shoot. I have a lot of leaf shots that I could shoot and a giant Green Bay Packers blow up doll up the street a few houses. I do think it is time to go somewhere along the lake and take some shots. We just can’t park along it as it is being used for flood control and most side roads along it are flood in. Thanks for stopping by today.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
The day moon is really starting to wane already. It will soon be a crescent shape with its opening being on the right side.
It is a bright sunny day and the camera caught the right color of red and also is in focus. There are not many kocok out roses to see now.
If the goldfinch stays for the winter, he will look like this. The deep golden color dose leave their feathers with a tan color on them. There tail and wing feathers still have their vivid black and white pattern.
As the earth tilts we have different shadows coming from the buildings and trees. I also like seeing the values intensified when the sun is in’t its location. That tree has lost most of its pine cones now but more will come this spring.
We are having a pleasant looking day but the wind is cold coming from the north. When taking Barney outside I put on a coat or take one to put on if I need it. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
An Air Force jet slices up the sky leaving a vapor trail behind. Many of these were in the sky so there were practicing or training new recruits.
It is a sunny day today with the temps less cold. It sounds like rain is heading our way by tomorrow and wind is suppose to pick up for a few days. Thanks for stopping by at my post.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Fall weather is ever-changing with hot and cold temps. I don’t know what it going up there in the sky but the jet vapors are making interesting patterns as they disperse. The geese seem to be traveling from one body of water in the area to another. A dozen at a time go over and there have been for of five batches flying over so far.
The black birds are migrating through as large flocks of them stopped to rest in various trees in the neighborhood. They are so noisy as the fly through with all the wild chirping.
The most colorful shot for the day are these blooms. I am glad they got some water today as we were getting dry. It will perk them up. I am taking a day off today to regroup my brain and muscles. I am suppose to be retired and sometimes it doesn’t seem to be that way. I hope all are doing well today. Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
When looking around the place I can see a lot of ugly. Fall to me means saying good bye to a lot of good flowers and foliage. Among this mess I do have planted 15 new tulips. The stems from the sunflowers are in the tree landfill now and so it is just bare ground. My peonies are all trimmed back now and there are about 35 new tulips planted in the same flower bed in the front yard. I think the tulips will come up before the peonies but if not, it will be ok.
The color of these mums can make a great impression. I think most of them are now in full bloom.
The roof over this area was so bad that my wife and I had to build a new, steeper pitched roof over the old one 20 years ago, to get it to stop leaking. The guy who flipped this house sold it to me with a saggy baggy porch like roof on it. Needless to say, but I am glad that I removed that bad ceiling. I am not sure what I will do with it to replace it.
It is Thursday and the week has flown by. We spent the noon meal with two of my old high school classmates and their wives at a restaurant yesterday. I started kindergarten with them and have known them for over 63 years.It was like a mini 50th class reunion. Jim is actually a cousin of mine as my dad and his mom were first cousins. Jin is in Arizona and Bernie has always lived in Iowa but not very close. Adding all the changes to their bodies with new eye lens of the one and new knees to the other, I guess I need to get busy with getting my parts worked on. We have too many memories these days and it best not to remember them.
Well, Friday is coming and I hope all is well with you all. I appreciate your checking in today. Take care.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It has been a nice day today with good sunshine and no wind. I need to load my truck up with garden scraps today to take to the dump tomorrow. I hope it isn’t raining so much that I can get it unloaded. Thanks for stopping by today. Take care everyone.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The river birch is doing well without me. It grows at the old place. The neighbors have illegal chickens now for some reason and while out there you can hear the rooster crow. We have been calling the old place the farm so now it really is closer to being the farm. It is a place with a farmhouse originally and also had a barn with horses or a cow. The land around the house was sold out to make houses in the area.
I shared this photo on my Photo a Day blog sharing how the Sunday night frost did take out the marigolds. I like the patterns of light on the yard from the neighbor’s fence.
Nest to the curved of our sidewalk I had dead grass issues. I planted hardy geraniums and mulch to kind of clean up the area. Not the frost has taken out the plants. I am leaning on the idea o planting tulips here now and then replant geraniums or whatever.
We do have sunshine today and it should be a good day. I hope all are well out there. Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, October 22, 2018
As a kid living in southern Iowa the migration of birds was so mysterious and magical. We saw lots of birds flying over and most of them were geese. The snow geese too were pretty to see. Back then the waterfowl had a distinct purpose to go north or to go south. There was no stopping over anywhere and stay for the full year. In the early 60s Canada geese would fly over but I had no idea what the looked like. In high school we visited Duluth, Minnesota and I am thinking that was the first time I had seen them up close. Today, they live year round and the young ones are escorted through grocery store parking lots and also across four lane highways. Everyone stops and lets them go through to whatever side they want to be.
The honk as they fly and it is fun to hear them going over morning and evening. Right now the local geese are flying to fame fields that have been harvested. Soybeans and corn that is spilled during the picking is easy picking for the geese.
We have a few estates at the edge or our development. Estates mean they have some ponds built to have for decoration. The Canada Geese do hang around there during the day to feed on all the moss and water weeds.
The lumber yard never restocked the plywood that I was using so I had to find a substitute. Since it will be a bedroom, I am going to put a rug in there which will make it warmer. The person who flipped this house would be surprised as to how the floor turned out. He had put a shag rug on it to cover up the flaws.
The three burning bush shrubs are turning now and they have such a great red. It is a good day here for fall weather and we are promised to have good weather. I thank you for stopping by today. Take care everyone.