Autumn in Our Neck of the Woods

By Carol at 2:27 pm on Monday, October 18, 2010

Strawberry Fields
Yesterday we hiked to the top of our mountain for a view down the valley.

Colleen and Zena in Strawberry Fields

Colleen and Zena survey the view from Strawberry Fields.

A late wooly bear on the mountain.
A wooly bear crosses the path.

stream in the forest
One of many small streams in the woods above our cottage.

the curve

Walking back to our house.

Back in the woodland garden.

The back of the house from the woodland garden.

garden path

The garden path in the lower woods.

autumn in the lower garden

Hostas, dogwoods and doublefile viburnums in fall shades.

ligularias

Ligularias by the pond are going to seed.

mossy stump

The moss has covered a logged stump.

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Biking to the Garden of Eden

By Carol at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 7, 2010

Imagine a barnyard where all species of animals are affectionate with one another and show interest and affinity for human visitors. One of our “rail to trail” bike trips led us to just such a discovery.

equine friends

Two barnyard friends act in unison.

always together

triplets in the barnyard

Three calves share the yard with horses, pigs, goats, chickens and sheep, guarded by the barn cats, and a shy mastiff.

barn cat

Like the other animals, this barn cat welcomed us.

stormy weather
The bike trail recedes into the distance under stormy skies.

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