I watched a tractor through the magnifying magic of binoculars this morning. Unaided, I was just able to make out his high beams (why they were on I haven’t a clue as the day is bright, despite the heavy blanket of clouds in the sky) but through the lens, details began to emerge as the tractor ran its errands. To the side in an adjacent field, I saw a white pickup and a newly-clear view of what is normally admired via a quick glance out our sunroom windows. Canada geese flew into my line of sight and, setting the binoculars aside, I noticed a squirrel scampering across the third hole, skirting the bunkers. The pond on the far end of the second fairway patiently waits for the geese to land, arboreal sentinels keeping watch. Purple finches, closer to home, approach our feeder, happy I’m sure, that only yesterday I refilled it with the black sunflower seeds they so heartily crave. There is no snow – just yet – and we’ll enjoy temperatures in the 40s and 50s the next several days but make no mistake: winter is coming.
Seven random images posted the 11th of each month…
1. Christmas Cardinals
3. Fall Reflections
4. Orange Bus
5. Downtown Graffiti
6. In the Sun
7. North River
Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Fences & Gates
I took this on our walk around the golf course following our Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t know that it knocked off very many of the calories we consumed but it had to be better than just sitting around, amiright?