Friday, October 20, 2017

Why I Don't Eat Wild Apples

If you only looked at the picture above so far then what you are seeing is an apple tree by the side of an old country road. You may be able to tell by looking at this picture that the tree is just full of green apples. Normally that would mean that it's full of free snacks and pies for the owner of that tree. But there's a reason that isn't true.

I have to say that I do like free apples, and I do like the green ones, but sometimes there is just a good reason not to eat them. Maybe you know that reason. But if you don't then let's scroll down to the page just a little further to find out.

Here's a closer look at those formerly luscious apples. Now they don't look quite as good, do they? This shows the reason why I rarely eat wild apples. Most of the time they are rotten or full of worms. They might be good to give to the cows though.

I will say that every once-in-a-while you can find good wild apples. I had three good apple trees in my yard when I was a kid. The apples were sour, but they were very good. And they made excellent objects to throw at the other kids. I'll talk to you later.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Peace In The Country

Here's something I don't usually do. I have a couple of nice country scenes I captured while I was out. I was out on a normal everyday nature adventure and both of these scenes made me stop the truck so I could get out and get pictures.

I'm not so sure I was able to duplicate in these pictures the beauty I found here. For some reason, it never seems to work out that easily. Maybe you just have to be there, or maybe I just need to be better at taking the pictures. I'm not sure either one of those will happen anytime soon though, so this is it.

Up above is the farmyard where Old 79 lives. I saw this scene before I saw her. The buildings out there all alone among the trees just seemed so nice. This is what I like about the country. It's so quiet and peaceful. And if you look in the right direction you can see for miles and miles.

When I lived in the city I used to say that everyone can do this. But country living isn't for everyone. But you can visit the country from time to time. A good relaxing drive along some old country roads might be fun. You won't know that it's true until you try it. I'll talk to you later.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Old 79

I've been a little distracted recently because I'm building a new business. So I haven't been able to do quite as much here. Even so, I was still able to get out and take some pictures of these lovely bovine creatures.

I wasn't quite sure what to do with these pictures until I saw Old 79 staring back at me as my camera clicked away. So I focused my camera right on her. I had to do it because she was the one who wanted to be a worldwide star.

Here's the whole little herd of cows that she belongs to. Most of them seem disinterested for the most part. They are just enjoying the trees on this wonderful sunny day. If I was a cow I would be doing the exact same thing.

That's strange. I don't think I've ever imagined what it would be like to be a cow before. It must be kind of boring, just standing around and eating grass all day. I'd go kind of crazy. What would I do without access to the internet? I'm glad I'm not a cow. How about you? I'll talk to you later.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fishy

I'm back after a week off. I got a little sidetracked there for a few days. It's been raining non-stop here and it almost flooded again. So I've had no nature pictures to post. So after a week I finally got out and got some new pictures to share with you. Let's see what I got.

Okay, look at the center of this top picture. Does that look like a fish there on the end of that log to you? It did to me. So I took a few pictures to get a closer look and to see what I had there. But what was this thing really?

I think it still looks kind of like a fish, but it's really just part of another log sticking up out of the water. This is the kind of strange and goofy thing that I like posting about. It seems like a normal stupid mistake look-a-like of a fish, and that's what makes it fun. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes an everyday adventure.

And this last picture shows you the view I had of this fake fish when I took the picture. Look towards the middle left of the picture. You can see a small red circle if you really squint your eyes. That's where I saw this fishy. Now you know why I didn't know what it was when I saw it.

This gives you an idea of what can happen with nature watching. Sometimes you think you have a fish, but then you only have a piece of wood. That kind of thing happens a lot to me. I'll talk to you later.

Monday, October 2, 2017

This Is My World

It's been hard for me here. I love this place where I live, but there is always something missing. It's the trees. Where I live there are endless grasslands and cornfields. But there aren't many trees. What made me love nature are the forests. But they are mostly missing here.

So, what could I do? Well, the first thing I did was I spent the first few years here in a confused and frustrated state. I didn't know what to do or where to go. Nature was so different. I liked it, but I loved my forests. And I had none here.

Then this year I finally accepted things the way they are. I love it here too much to go somewhere else so I decided to learn more about nature here and learn to love it too. So that's what I set out to do, and it has worked excellently. But I do still miss my forests. So I decided to do something about that too.

There are places I have found where I can go to be in the forest. This place in my pictures is one of them. It is here that I can breathe deeply and feel the complete joy of nature. Places like this inspired me to start this blog.

I often fantasize about building a shack in the middle of one of these forests and just living there forever. Maybe I should buy a big place with a small forest in it and do that at least part of the time. I don't have the means for that quite yet, but I am getting closer. One of these days I'll be ready.

But then I look down at my smartphone and realize that I need to get back home. Walking these trails was relaxing and refreshing, but it's time to get back to work so I can come back out here again.

And I love my computer too. Oh, and money. I love money. I can't make money on a nature trail. But I can come back out to the nature trail more often if I have more money. And one day I can just buy my own nature trails if I have enough money. So the practical world calls me to work. Then I can come back out here as often as I want. I'll talk to you later.