Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 28, 2015

Fall Colours and Assorted Things

A walk around Rotary Park in Whitecourt was pretty dazzling. 

 The water slides are all shutdown for the winter, but the fountain is still going.

 The dog park was pretty much deserted as all the kids are back to school and things are settling in for the Fall season

 Speaking of dogs, the gruesome twosome really enjoyed the outing. Daphne played fetch the Kong until I thought she was going to pass out. Brooklyn is too dignified to lower her self to chase things, Besides, she can't keep up to Daphne! She is starting to show her age.

 Brooklyn believes in conserving energy i.e. sitting

 The day out hunting today didn't produce anything other than colours It appears that the deer in this area must have been hit hard by last winter's deep snow and severe cold. Not much sign around even after 10 miles of walking.

 I could have walked by a lot of deer without seeing them.The visibility in the bush is a matter of feet.

 The fall is one of my favourite times of the year. Look at the contrast between Loblolly Pine and the yellow in the Aspen Trees.

 I heard this  Black capped Chickadee long before I saw him. He was very hard to pick out.

 This is a reforestation project from about 4 years ago. It's hard to spot anything in this mess!

 This is another view of the planted area. The grass is about 3 feet high!

 I'm not sure what type of natural grass this is. It is rather pretty.

I'm not sure what this bug is. He sure looked cold and was staying in the sun.

 I hate to say it, but we need a high wind, colder nights (below-10C) and a good dump of snow to get the leaves off and the grass flattened so that there is some visibility in the forest. 

We did get a light dusting of snow last night that melted as soon as it hit the ground. Think SNOW everybody!

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