Bridges…as a photo concept, the first thing you think of is a bridge that is built to cross over something…which are few and far between in these parts. The closest thing that came to a bridge was the bridge of Pierce’s nose
I didn’t follow the concept for the day which was bokeh…I’m terrible at it!
But, I was traveling away from home with Pierce, Rastus and Cindy Sue to Idaho Equine Hospital. Pierce was scheduled for surgery to be gelded. One of his testicles was up inside and had not dropped…so, surgery was the only way to get the job done correctly.
It was a very interesting experience to say the least. We arrived the afternoon before so Pierce could settle in and surgery was scheduled for 8 AM the next day. Once they had him drugged and on the operating table (which is quite the production!), the doctor was able to feel the hiding testicle, so it was a much easier surgery than expected…and less expensive! Amen to that!
Everything went well, and Pierce’s recovery time will be short. The best part is that I got to watch the whole procedure from the conference room upstairs. My zoom lens did great through the glass and all…but I won’t show you the bloody details
My ideas for today’s concept were green and/or brown…and I know that I couldn’t have done any better on my own…this beautiful buck presented himself right in front of the house in the alfalfa field…him and his little herd of seven does. What a nice surprise! I just slid open the patio door…still in my jammies!
There were many churches throughout Harney County back in the early days, and I can’t think of one that is still standing. There are numerous newly built churches in the towns, but I didn’t want to drive that far.
So, my interpretation of the concept of the day is that we are blessed to live in God’s county and worship Him every day.
For those in the challenge who had no equine to photograph yesterday…I have no people today (and I did not want to travel 84 miles to town and back for photos)! I saved my trip to the feed store in Crane for today to see what might happen. We met maybe 20 cars/trucks the whole time in the 20 mile round trip.
But I hit the jackpot and found this kind gentleman taking his dog for a walk as we were pulling out of the feed store. I got out of our truck and asked if he minded me taking his picture walking his dog…he shrugged his shoulders and said “Sure, why not. I walk my dog here every day.” I briefly told him why, and he seemed happy to help. After his dog marked the tires on the truck, down the road they went headed for home.
I adjusted the levels slightly…and tried it in black and white, but the color version is much better. Just beyond the clump of trees you can see the tips of the Strawberry Mountains in the county north of us. It’s a beautiful fall day here…and I’m going outside to take advantage of it!
Because USPS doesn’t deliver mail down our road, we are provided a post office box…one of about 30 at our tiny post office. I’m not sure how old these are, but they were “used” when they installed them into the current location (the PO has moved 6-7 times in its history). I’m happy that we get mail 6 days a week…folks at the south end of Harney County only get mail 3 days a week. Gotta love rural America!
When we moved here over eight years ago, we inherited a nesting pair of Great Horned owls. They live here year-around in the five Chinese elm trees that circle our house and raise a family every year. This year’s owlets have already left for life on their own…so it’s just mamma and papa until next spring when they will make their nest in the hole in the rim rock next to the house…as they do every year. This is papa owl; the smaller of the two.
(a bit outside of the box on today’s challenge)
‘A Clock in Disguise’
Who keeps time with 4 hooves, not 3 hands?
Who can bray the morning alarm without setting it the night before?
Who knows exactly when breakfast and dinner should be served…and tells you in no uncertain terms?
Stetson says “Who me??? I’m just making sure you’re on time!”