Monday, September 24, 2018

Humble pie

My recent success with the hummingbird photos was offset by my abject failure in capturing good pictures of Chuckie today or the beautiful moon tonight. But that's okay; I enjoyed the moon (hope you got to as well!) and was just happy that Chuckie stuck around. When I went down to the barn this evening I called and called with no response, the first time that's happened. I was almost done with chores before he rocketed off the hay stack. Not sure that's where he had been the whole time; he acted more like he had come bounding in from elsewhere. I spent plenty of time letting him know how glad I was to see him.

So no photos to share from today, but I do have several from Friday that got shoved aside over the excitement of Chuckie's release. That was the last morning with an interesting, if subtle, sunrise:

There was also a spectacular spider and web down at the shed:

The sheepy girls got to sample the newly greening grass:

And I skirted a fleece:

Wait – what? A fleece? Yep, I found one in a bin in the barn. At first I couldn't figure out whose it was, but after getting the hefty thing on the skirting table, it was clear that it came from Bart. This is his last fleece, from 2016. Wow; I just searched through my blog to confirm when we lost him and was reminded how bad 2016 and 2017 were for this shepherd. Seems like it's been a lot longer since those five sheep were part of my little flock; time does march on and life crowds more stuff in.

Anyway, if you're interested in Bart's fleece, email me using the link at right. If there's no response here, I'll post it on Ravelry.

Good night from . . .


Michelle said...

First comment.

Retired Knitter said...

Holy Cow!!! That is some spider. BIG! And so white. And what a large web. Or are you playing a joke on us!

Michelle said...

No, that is a real, BIG spider, RK. It wasn't white, though; the camera overexposed her trying to focus on the web.

Susan said...

I would have levitated back to the house, if I had encountered that spider. With the quality of your fleeces (fleeci?) I bet this doesn't last a day!

Anonymous said...

whew - so glad you, and we, didn't lose chuckie. --suz in ohio and her furry band of five (a tuxie, a bombay and three mostly black/tan tabbies)

Jeanne said...

You shared some beautiful photos, even if they weren't the ones you wanted to show us.

I can't help but wonder, just how big is/was that spider!!??

What a relief that Chuckie came to you! :) I think we are all hoping he'll stay around!

Bart must have been beautiful. I wish you well in selling his fleece.