Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Lake Bronson MN
|St Nicholas Church|
We ended the day slight disappointed about not finding the school house and cabin, but the day was not a total loss. We did find the old church. I posted the images I took of the church yesterday morning and today I find a request to have them added to a worldwide organization that is trying to find and document all churches name St. Nicholas. If you would like to read the request and see their web pages... Click on St. Nicholas.
Posted by Bill Reynolds at 6:39 AM
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Its a quiet start to the day. Its 35 degrees this morning, the sun slowly gaining a foot hold of a dark sky, turning it blue. The bluster winds of yesterday are no more, instead quiet trees greeting the morning light as the sun rises to brighten my day.... I hope for you a day filled with the wonders of Mother Nature and you stop long enough to realize you are apart of her world!
Posted by Bill Reynolds at 8:51 AM
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This morning the old thermometer read 34 degrees for the first time this fall. There is nothing like the first couple mornings of brisk cold air to renew one primeval spirit. Upon exiting the house, on my way to the chicken coop for morning watering and feeding, I noticed the car windows had a thin layer of frozen dew and each step bought a crushing sound to my ears. Yes, even the grass had a thin layer of the frozen cold stuff. About half way across the yard the geese spotted me. They are normally pretty talkative in the morning, but this morning was more like; "Hey! Who turned off the heater?". The Guineas too, were more talkative from their lofty perch on the coop's roof. Geese looking up at me, the Guineas looking down at me, egad I'm surrounded! The Guineas are roosting in a tall pine next to the coop, which offers a good amount of protection. But my guess is that they will elect for the warmth of the coop soon. Now the chickens, they are more quiet than the rest, after all they were in the relatively warm coop. Only Rudy the rooster is noticeable from the outside. As always all the birds are eager for the morning feeding. There is quite a bit of geese chatter, chicken clucking and whatever the Guinea sound is called....then its Rudy that breaks the setting with a crow and the chase of one of the hens. He's ready to mate, but they are not. Once fed, they are then turned out on the grass, whats left of it, for the day. The morning sun is coming up now and the warmth of its rays are unthawing (for you Trish) the frozen dew that fell over night, releasing a fog that hangs upon the awakening world. All is peaceful at my prairie home!
Posted by Bill Reynolds at 10:28 AM