Feast or famine, life (and the heart) still goes on on the path least traveled

Dear Diary from the path least traveled…

Hello Diary,

Blue skies, white clouds and some sun, a lovely day after a active, feast or famine week with Mother Nature last week…. If you remember Diary, I posted pictures in the previous blog of the neighboring farmers flooded fields..well, had some drying thanks to warm sun and strong winds..how strong were the winds?, for beginners it is not fall, wind taking leaves off trees..

wind blown leaves

So strong were the winds that with the topsoil drying , had a dust storm of sorts…

blowing dust #2

It were bad enough in some areas that they had to shut roads down due to visibility..

blowing dust #1

The farmer used the dry period to replant some seeds that were destroyed with the flooding… unfortunately the dry period didn’t last very long, the rains returned and the farmer’s new seed is flooded once more with more rain forecasted for the future…

nww pond

There are a lot of places in the area that have a great deal of water..how much one would ask?..believe that Johnny Cash has the answer… 🙂

Thankfully on high ground here so garden is doing quite well so far… beans and cucumbers coming up (along with some weeds, some gardening to be done next week!!… 🙂 )

greenbeans and cuc

Zucchini was looking ok also, can see them in the pots (covered with wire to keep the squirrels out!.. 🙂 )

a few birds and zuchini

The feeder looks empty but for a couple of doves…most migratory birds have since moved on, those that had stayed are starting their trip back to the south…may have another influx of birds when the migration starts back south… do not see the birds ( and butterflies) like one did in history’s past…climate change and mankind having a impact, creating change in the habit and number of birds…. So sad 😦 did catch a adult grackle trying to teach a pair of young ones to fend for themselves but they were having none of it… 🙂

mother grackle & young ones

So, as in all things, there is change and one has to prepare and adapt or go the way of the dinosaur…..we are doing quite well with dealing with change here on the path least traveled, just pack up the memories and venture on down the path, making new memories and exploring and living life… will leave some thoughts before I go…

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” David Attenborough

“I used to have all these plans and think ‘Ah, I have my whole life figured out’, but then I realized no matter how much I plan: life happens! So I find myself living day to day trying to do my best, embracing every moment as a learning opportunity and chance to get to know myself a little more.” Q’orianka Kilcher

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII

Well, better go now.. leisurely day planned while preparing for next week…. enjoying the day and the sunshine in that daily search for the rainbow.. but will return again one day with more thoughts and memories to share, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

And what does one do sometimes when it rains?…listen to Secret Garden, of course.. 🙂

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