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Because being eco-friendly is easier than making the zombie virus.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Waiting for forever.

Holy crap it's been a couple of weeks since I have posted something.

Well, let's just make it a short story and say that I've been doing a ton of other things.

-I've been tinkering in filming but that's not going to be a real "now you see it!" project until maybe winter-time. It really all depends on some other factors that are not in my control.
-I've been working a lot. Canoeing, classes, Fall Festivals, the whole shebang!
-I've been spending a lot of time with my family. I don't think I ever mentioned it on this site, but I have a cutie of a nephew and I  love seeing him. 

Besides all of that, fall time just seems to drain me. Soon we'll be getting that day light savings time (which I personally hate) and obviously the days have been getting shorter and shorter. It's just so exhausting!

So to show what I've been doing, here's a not too often seen Fringed Gentian
It's very pretty!! And where we do our canoeing trips we get to see a lot of it!

I'm going to work on my slacking. Now this isn't for the people who read my corner of the internet (though I thank you very much!) but I need to make sure that I stick with something that's just for me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Additions to the family.

Though some people would say that animals are not a part of the family, this past weekend I got two new... brothers. Sheep brothers anyway. To explain, my parents have their farm in Wautoma with sheep and chickens (oh, and a rooster too by accident) and this past weekend we included a ram and a wether to the bunch. A wether is a male that is now snipped.
 Meet Dexter, the ram.
Meet Abner, the wether.

They're both very handsome boys, but not the friendliest right now. And that's to be expected since one, they're new, and two, apparently you're not supposed to make nice with the rams since they can turn and hurt. Just look at those horns!!

But besides the sheepies this weekend, my mom and I went on an adventure to the Hancock Horticultural Garden. It's a research garden where the public can visit to see the flowers and plants they can potentially grow. Plus they get to see what things look like during certain times of the year!
This is a beautiful veggie that has water droplets that look like jewels! I'm a sucker for those kind of water droplets.

To add to that adventure, while driving around, we saw this abandoned school house. Or potentially abandoned. Definitely run-down.
Plus we saw a kitty! Yay!

At the end of the weekend, we had a gorgeous moon come out. 
If you have seen the most recent episode of Doctor Who, I'm thinking about 2049 and an egg.

I'll have more to show later on, but I just love sharing the little bits of my nature adventures!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Equinox!

Now I'm ready. I feel like I'm actually ready for what's ahead this season. Not like I was a little while ago.

Now I won't give you criticism for having pumpkin everything. I won't scowl at the fact that there's Halloween decorations up (though if I see some Christmas stuff, I just face-palm). I myself will now begin to bring some of my autumn decorations up and when October hits I will bring out the Halloween gear.

But besides what the Autumn Equinox means for societal reasons, don't forget that this is all because of our beautiful planet orbits our beautiful star, the sun. Since the Summer Solstice (which was in late June, if you don't remember), we have been getting less and less sunlight during the day. Now we're at the halfway point to the Winter Solstice where we'll start getting more and more daylight!

I know it's still a sore subject to talk about winter, but just trying to be optimistic!
To top that optimism, here are some photos I took while at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center to see how nature is coping with the beginning of Autumn.
Mystery Pond has the most dramatic change of colors so far. Most everything else is still green!
 Oh, you know, just nibbling some greens!
I think my favorite thing about Autumn are the fall flowers! I just love Asters!!

Hopefully your beginning to Autumn was just as beautiful. If not today, there's always tomorrow! But get out there before there's snow!!!