Monday, November 1, 2010

Going Green

 A week ago...even a few days ago... the goat pen was barren and brown.  A few days of rain followed by a few days of sunshine and, voila!, we're going green!  The top photo is taken at the corner of the pen where the alfalfa is thrown every morning, and the girls keep it trampled bare.  It does show their well-worn trails.  J&J Vineyard (Joel and Judy) is to the right.  It also shows the sad, dead oak over the barn.  Tree Guy has not made contact again, so it is what it is.  The second photo is from the barn, looking up the hill to the girls having breakfast.  It gives a better idea of the hike up the never seems so steep on the way down.  It amazes me every year...seeds lying
dormant in the bare earth, just waiting for a little moisture and warmth to spring to life...and how quickly the transformation takes place.  It's almost like watching "The Wizard of Oz" change from the black-and-white of Kansas to the technicolor of Oz. 

And while I'm on the subject of might be noted that my profile picture has changed from my Red Hat finery to the gorgeous colors of spectacular sunset.  It's just as well my wrinkled mug was (inadvertently, I'm sure) deleted, as this is much more representative of the farm. 

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Your photos made me think of the Dinah Washington song (Yes, I had to Google to see whose voice was in my head), "What a Difference a Day Makes...24 little hours...the sun and the flowers" (er grassy stuff)! That's a-MA-zing, and at this time of year, too. And wow, Goat Hill (the old name of Costa Mesa, by the way) will either keep ya young, or kill ya!! And I think you are mixing your metaphors, so to speak, cuz I don't think your "red hat finery" pic was ever on HERE, and it is still on one of us is nuts and I'm ok if it is I...just somebody verify that the profile pic here is the same.