Monday, July 22, 2013

OUR WORLD & Nature Notes - The Joys of Farm Life


Cute piggy at the gate


doing a great job of digging
unfortunately not where it is NOT wanted


it is cold, miserable and very wet
and guess why I got no apples from my espaliered 
and covered trees - possums :(


but when the sun pops out, there are compensations!


It hasn't been a great week for photography.

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Have a happy week everyone!

29 comments:

  1. Das sind ganz feine Fotos liebe Arija...

    Umarmung und Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

    PS hier einige faszinierende Fotoserie aus den Schweizeralpen:

    http://foto-poesie.blogspot.ch/

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  2. oh, sweet rural scenes! sorry about the possums, though!

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  3. Great country scenes indeed, Arija! I do hope it begins to warm up soon! Have a good week!

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  4. Aw the cows and calves make a serene pastoral scene. I hope you're keeping well, Arija. Blessings, Jo

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  5. Wish we had green grass when winter was upon us!!!

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  6. holes where you don't want them
    critters eating your fruit and sunshine brightening your world. always wonderful to have glimpses of what you are seeing.

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  7. Hi Arija That pig is certainly making a mess but love the calves suckling their mothers. Margaret

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  8. We had rather a lot of that moisture (and chill) too. Love the photos you were able to get. Thank you. I have a soft spot for pigs, cows and the freshness which rain brings.

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  9. Hi Arija! I am from Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean. Hard cane dendrobiums are hard to ID because there are numerous similar looking cultivars and most don't have registered names. Most come from the East (Thailand, Singapore etc) and new cultivars are always being developed.

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  10. Arija, your post makes me think of the John Denver Song, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy". Do you know it? I think the first stanza is especially applicable: "Life on the farm ain't time to lay back/ain't nothing that a country boy (or gal) he can't hack/early to rise, early in the sack...Thank God I'm a country boy!"

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  11. Warm & sunny thoughts sent your way.
    The pig is handsome anyway! ;)

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  12. it might be dull and cold and wet but you have still showed us life on the farm as it is - an delightful it seems to us town dwellers.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  13. Sorry you are having so much rain. It seems like there is no happy medium when it comes to the weather. Love the cute cows, I wonder how long I would survive working on a farm compared to my office job. Arija, have a happy week!

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  14. Arija, you just can't post that wonderful picture of the cows and calves and still say it wasn't a great week for photography. (Unless you just meant that your hands were cold and it wasn't fun to be outdoors taking pictures.) I would be so happy if any of those pictures were mine. And they are perfect to show your world this week. Thank you.

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  15. Great photos of the animals and the farm. It looks as if you have been getting as much rain as we have!

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  16. Being an urban dweller, I have always been fascinated by farms! I had to fence in my small veggie garden because of marauding racoons!

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  17. To bad you can't train that piggy to dig in the right places.

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  18. Interesting to see photo from your world just now, when I have summer and 25 C...

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  19. The cow-and-calf picture reminds me of our farm! My Dad had to sell it because there was no one to look after!

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  20. Love that piggy at the gate Arija he's ever So cute! I agree it hasn't been a good week for photography ... bitterly cold ... wet and windy ... even I have stayed inside.

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  21. Looks like the piggy didn't check the plans before he started excavating! Now you have to decide if you'll revise your plans to suit him.

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  22. It's good to see photos from your part of the world. How frustrating for you to lose your apples. Such huge holes in the netting. It was 34 degrees C here yesterday!

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  23. Cheeky possums! For something that looks quite cute they can do so much damage. The little piggy probably gets away with a lot too because he's cute! So cold Arija - hope you are managing to keep warm.

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  24. Farm life would be such a nice change to what I live. I would love to get my hands dirty and feed the animals ... the pigs are cute and I love the noises they make! 'Tis a shame about those possums, tho.... I don't think I've ever seen one before but they sound most unfriendly... (((HUGS))) Take care, my friend...♥

    MJ

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  25. Great view of the pig!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  26. Love the bottom shot and the title of the post.

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  27. Dearest Arija,
    Oh, I loved to see the sweet rural scene in Australia♡♡♡
    My city has sister-city relationship with one city in your country. I have lovely experiences with the sweet people in your contry.
    So sorry about possums; feel like to see them though p;)

    Lots of Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  28. I knew tat pigs dig, but I didn't know how we'll... It has been wet here too... Michelle

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