We are finishing up a week of vacation here in the country, before I head to the LongHouse Food Revival this afternoon, which I am very excited about! While we worked most of the time, due to new accounts coming in (yay!), it is still nice to sleep a little later, stay up and watch old movies and go for long bike rides in the afternoon.
We also have this gorgeous heron who has appeared right up the street from our house. He appears on either side of the road near these two ponds. I have been so near to him and damn it, no matter how quietly I stop, open my fanny pack and take out the phone, I can’t access the camera fast enough, and he majestically flies off!
He or she is so beautiful. I want to share him with you. But this is the best I can do from a distance, so the quality of the photo is not good. But I am so happy he has come so near to us. Several years ago there was another heron who had babies in a nest way up atop a dead tree trunk in the neighboring town of Gallatin. That area is also on one of my bike routes. But they have been gone now for two or three years.
Check out the beautiful horses in our area, and that magnificent Hudson River Valley light. This is late in the day, around 6 pm. No wonder many artists came here to paint. It is already getting chilly here, so they have their blankets on.
And then there’s Domino, the new baby lamb of our farmer friends, Ethel and Tom. This little guy is 7 days old!! He’s standing, walking, smelling, will let you pet him. Isn’t that amazing for 7 days old?
Life in the country. Ain’t it grand?!
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