a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dusk...

As Ki and I stepped out for potty business, the deer were drinking from the spring.  I saw a few but this was the best shot.  We know why our winter garden hasn't fared so well.
The deer spied us and white-flagged as they left.  I heard the twang of wire as they tipped the fence leaving.
Sunday night the moon had lighted the valley but tonight we were wrapped in tight fog.  You could almost hear it moving.  I half expected to see the ship-wrecked sailors march through our valley as they did in the movie "Fog". 

Ki attended to business as I stood lightly dressed, feeling the fog actually touch me.  A coyote called from the new pond and waited for an answer.  Was it a call to mate or to hunt?   The beauty nor the music was not lessened by my lack of understanding.

I hear cattle lowing from the next farm, and the calls of night birds were sprinkled here and there.  In the distance, a owl calls to the night.

The night was dressed heavily in fog.  No stars nor moon to see but the sounds were mysterious and almost hypnotizing in this valley we call At The Farm.

18 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

my pups usually go running towards the deer with me screaming after them.

Teresa aka JW said...

There is NOTHING like life on the farm--for sure. Although I no longer live on a farm, I still live rural and I love it.

Nezzy said...

How wonderfully you described the magic of the world that surrounds us in the country.

Yep, as Eddie Albert sings in Green Acres...."farm livin' is the life for me!"

.....and we'd have it no other way :o)

God bless and have a glorious day. I'm off to the city to stock-up on supplies.

Barbara said...

Good photo Gail, I know each time we travel down our dirt road, we see the deer, wild hogs, wild turkeys and rabits, sometimes even an otter, or beaver crossing the road, I do love the wild life, it is so exciting to see them daily, hugs my friend, Barbara

carolina nana said...

Beautiful description of country livin',I love it and especially at night when it is so quite. I go out with my dogs at night just to listen to see what I can hear each night.
Have a blessed day.

achieve1dream said...

Beautiful post!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Awesome post. I love the sounds of the country at night and all the night creatures! Have a great day !

ellen abbott said...

I love the night noises.

Sue said...

Your descriptions are so good, I almost felt like I was there.

(Sounds like Ki is a very good puppy!)

=)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love the night sounds, too, and you've described them beautifully. One sound that I'm longing to hear are the frogs at the pond this spring! Can't wait!

LindaG said...

:-)
We've had quite a bit of fog today.
Hope your day has gone well!

Judy said...

Lovely commentary...

Shabbygal said...

Gail, you have the knack for describing country life! Lovely pics! Traci

Nora said...

You had courage to stay out there when you thought of the movie 'The Fog.'

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have lots of noises..in the winter it is really quiet here...Thanks for the great little trip outside:)

Rob said...

I can imagine what it's like standing there in the fog as I have done similar many times in the past before going to bed.

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

It all looks fab :)

PS
i told you I would tell you when I was back in blogland and here I am... Just less eternally distracted nowadays ;)

Pat said...

You described the sounds of the night so well; sigh, I could almost hear them myself!

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