Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scenery On My Walk / Leaf & Grass Clippings Cage


I see this amazing creature on my walk every day & always wish I and brought my camera with me. Today I remembered it. I talk to it & it sometimes moo's at me.

A little ways down the road I walk by these creatures. If you have read my blog for any length of time or I may have commented on yours. You will remember that since I was a child I have always loved watching these creatures. There was a cow pasture across the road at Pap & Prams. Somewhere there is a black & white photo of Gram & I standing in the pasture with the cows. I find them to be so peaceful. So much nicer than the young copperhead snake on the road I came across today. It was about 15" long & as round as my thumb.

Other scenery I pass by on my walks. The beauty off green. The sound of running water. Nature in its glory.







To the left of our firewood I added a cage to put the leaves I am racking & the grass clippings Sam empties from the grass bagger after mowing inside the rock beds. I will be using it to amend soil for the veggie garden. I think I have had a change in plans for the dream garden. I looked into building wooden garden boxes & the more I looked at the cleared area in the woods & envisioned my dream layout I thought I would like rocks to build the beds out of. It would just look more natural & blend so much better with the flower garden I have already built. I am hoping my Aunt will allow me to gather & remove rocks at Pap & Grams homestead. She now owns the property where I grew up.

The gazebo is always a welcome site to see when walking into the homestead yard at the end of my walk. A nice place to sit & rest as I watch the birds fly about & sing their songs. There is a little humming bird visiting the rhododendron bush behind the gazebo this week. I think it knows I mean no harm to it for it has gotten to the point it sits on a branch after feeding & listens to me talk to it a bit before flying away. Then off I go to make breakfast.

Blessings Til Next Time!
Lara

16 comments:

  1. Hi Lara... Oh, my, I'll take a cow or bull anyday over a copperhead! I don't know what I would do if I ever ran into one..

    Love your shots of nature..yes, green is a welcomed sight after such a white winter in my parts...

    Look forward to seeing your vegetable planting bed..

    Blessings,
    Traci

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  2. I love the cows too. They do have such a calming effect on a person as they merrily chew their cuds and tend their calves. On your walk, I loved seeing the Maidenhair Fern dancing in the breeze. They are my favorite of the fern family. We have at least a dozen varieties in our woods. Someday soon, I will have to post about them.
    Have a wonderful evening.
    BlessYourHeart

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  3. Hi Lara,
    Cows are lovely creatures :) :) I'm wondering if that one cow enjoys seeing you walk, too ? :) :) :) That gazebo is just lovely. I've always thought gazebos were really romantic. You can have a nice social out there, like a tea party of some other gathering ;) :) Beautiful. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  4. I love cows too. Always have. Our neighbor next to us has about a dozen Holsteins, & other neighbors & residents of the area have various types of cows as well. I love watching the calves & the way the mothers take care of them. Blessings,
    Shirlee

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  5. They are pretty animals! I would have screamed had I seen a Copperhead! Your yard is serene and very beautiful. I think if you use the rocks that may work out quite nice. You will get arm strength! LOL!
    I enjoy your posts always,
    Hugs,
    Renee

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  6. How peaceful! Thanks for taking me along!
    I love the way everything is so green in the spring.
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  7. thanks for taking us on your walk..I love to moo at the cows..I used to make hubby stop the car so I could moo at them...:)

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  8. Hi Lara,

    On my walks, I have dairy cows to look at and talk to ! I am surrounded by them, actually where I live.

    Love your gazebo !

    Thanks for sharing your photos !

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Hi Lara, if I had scenery like that I might take walks.8-) It is very lovely, I can see why you enjoy it so much. I came across about a five foot rattlesnake one day while walking. He just slithered off into the brush.
    Your gazebo looks so inviting!!
    Blessings,
    Lorna

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  10. Enjoyed your beautiful pictures very much. Always loved looking at the cows myself. When I was little we had cows and close to a corner of their pasture where it joined our yard there was a stump on our side next to the fence. When I would come home from church on Sunday I would go out and stand on the stump and preach the sermon I had just heard to them... they would gather around and chew whilst I preached. I rather think they enjoyed it, I know I did! lol

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  11. Loved joining you today on your walk. Great pictures! I love your gazebo too. My husband built me one when we lived in NC. He promised he'd build me another, but we've moved a lot so I'm still waiting....lol It was so nice to sit in and we had a table in ours with candles. Use to have our meals out there. Of course all before our children were born :-) Have a great day Lara!

    blessings,
    Jill

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  12. I love your post about the cows. I think they are so comical to watch. Just doing their own thing. Not a care in the world. I have a gazebo on my property too but, we never use it. Kind of a shame. There was once a huge black snake outside my studio. I know thy are harmless but, they are very creepy to me.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kori

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  13. oh my! a copperhead!? yikes!

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  14. Of course you can talk to the cows and bulls. When I used to bike, a couple of huge Clydesdale horses were on my route and I'd always stop and they'd trot over and we'd chat for a couple of minutes before I rode on. I'm glad to hear you are getting out and walking. Keep an eye out for those darn snakes now! I hate snakes!
    Hugs~Carol

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  15. Lara~ thanks for taking us on the walk~ I would go on a walk anyday with you~ pretty countryside~ ( leave the snake out~ yuk~ fear them~ good thing I live on high ground!)
    Your Gazebo is so pretty~ Look forward to more walks~
    smiles
    Teresa

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