Walk Down the Dirt Road…

The muddy, dirt road filled with puddles and the naked aspen trees are awaiting springs warmth…

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Wade through the puddles…IMG_8936

View the beautiful mountains…

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Enjoy the setting sun…

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Down the road farther…

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Mountains surround…

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Back home…

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The puddles are starting to freeze up…

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The setting sun between the aspens…

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The flooded pasture…

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From above…

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The view towards home…

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Content creatures…

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Back home in time to enjoy the grand finale…

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Blessed joy…

 

 

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Falling…

Everyone seems to be enjoying the snowy weather we’ve had.

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The sheep and dogs seem to do better in the cold than in the heat, which especially make sense with our Icelandic sheep.

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Tori walking back to the house from feeding and watering her horse.

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Kletta, Tori’s Icelandic Sheepdog really enjoys the snow.

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Hazel.

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Part of the flock…

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Despite having a nice warm, straw lined barn to snuggle in, Dugur prefers to hang out with the sheep.

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Snow kisses anyone?

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Audrad and Aubrey bedded down in the snow…

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Gunnar, our other Icelandic Sheepdog hanging out in the snow…

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White on white…

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Breakfast!

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Same thing with Thor, he found out in the pasture rather than in the straw filled sheds he shares with the rams.

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Whatcha looking for Kletta?

Whatcha looking for Kletta?

We are suppose to be getting more snow later on this week!  We shall see.

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Aspens…

My favorite tree, again!  :0)  They are finally starting to turn beautiful colors at the farm….

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I have to sneak in here the last of the flowers…

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They were starting in Tetons and Yellowstone a couple of weeks ago…

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Back at home…

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YELLOW/SHINE [NURTURE PHOTOGRAPHY]

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Macro Monday

 

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Rafter

 

Earlier this year I shared this post about Mrs. Turkey and her hatchlings.  Well last week they decided to show up again, half-grown…

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and with two other mamas with their babies!

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It’s quite the flock they have!

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Most people are familiar with the term “flock of pigeons” and even “gaggle of geese,” but did you know that a group of turkeys is called a “rafter”? More info here…

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Killdeer

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A shorebird you can see without going to the beach, Killdeer are graceful plovers common to lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, and parking lots. These tawny birds run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt every so often to check their progress, or to see if they’ve startled up any insect prey. Their voice, a far-carrying, excited kill-deer, is a common sound even after dark, often given in flight as the bird circles overhead on slender wings.

  • Size & Shape

    Killdeer have the characteristic large, round head, large eye, and short bill of all plovers. They are especially slender and lanky, with a long, pointed tail and long wings.

  • Color Pattern

    Brownish-tan on top and white below. The white chest is barred with two black bands, and the brown face is marked with black and white patches. The bright orange-buff rump is conspicuous in flight.

  • Behavior

    Killdeer spend their time walking along the ground or running ahead a few steps, stopping to look around, and running on again. When disturbed they break into flight and circle overhead, calling repeatedly. Their flight is rapid, with stiff, intermittent wingbeats.

  • Habitat

    Look for Killdeer on open ground with low vegetation (or no vegetation at all), including lawns, golf courses, driveways, parking lots, and gravel-covered roofs, as well as pastures, fields, sandbars and mudflats. This species is one of the least water-associated of all shorebirds.

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