The meteorologists keep calling for rain and we keep getting sun, which is almost unheard of on the west coast. After last October this feels like a real treat, so I took David's camera (Nikon D50, compared to my Canon PowerShot) to document the day.The Ruddy Beast with some fall colours in the background. Most trees on the BC coast are coniferous, meaning that we get pockets of spectacular fall colour instead of vast expanses.
One such pocket is right outside our neighbor's front door. Poor old Don died in the spring, but his daughter is doing a great job keeping his property neat and tidy, just the way he liked it.
Closer inspection of Don's property revealed a mama deer and her youngster grazing on his lawn. They both spronged off once noticed. Most folks around here have multiple dogs, so it is rare (and lovely) to see deer in these parts.
Turning eastward I see a fat horse bum and some mountains. Sometimes I wonder if Tonka and Raven appreciate the view from our plateau.
Turning southward I see my shiny black beauty and her dull black shadow grazing under sunny skies. The cut on her leg is 90% healed now, so I will take her for a ride if this weather lasts through the weekend (they are calling for sun, so it probably won't).
Titan and his shadow are keeping watch over the horse paddock. These pictures were taken before noon, so that should provide some indication of how short our daylight hours are getting. Under the old regime we would have dropped out of Daylight Savings Time by now (meaning this picture would have been taken just before 1pm), but under the new rules we don't fall back until the beginning of November.
The three stooges on their almost-daily trek from the goat paddock to the horse paddock. Herding three bad pygmy goats is akin to herding cats, mostly because they like to snack en route.
I am very fond of this picture. It captures the essence of bad pygmy goats perfectly.