So this is what our typical fall looks like here: cotton ready to be harvested, colorful sunsets because the air is a little cleaner, and slightly stressed out succulent who survived the summer heat. Different colors when what I am used to associating with Fall but still beautiful. It’s finally cool in the mornings, 40-50’s, and warm in the afternoon, upper 60- 70’s, my favorite for this area.
It’s been a crazy year, I’m thankful for all the beautiful details I can find around me, even the technically dead cotton is lovely when the sunshine hits it just right…
Sometimes my life is almost completely overwhelming. In those days I try to find some little peaceful details… here are today attempt.
I got up in time to see the sunrise, the most peaceful time of day for me, and was “attacked” by Odis the Tabby Cat while I was trying to get a few photos, I don’t trim her nails since she is mostly an outdoor cat, so, ouch! What are some of your stress management techniques??
This spring has been different then last year already, we got a bit more rain this winter, which is fantastic! But all the bugs and weeds are going a little crazy, they are huge and so plentiful… and it’s only March!
The sky here, it’s still breathtaking during storms, if I ever live in the woods again I will probably feel claustrophobic.
Our ewes had lambs again, six in total. This little brown male was my son’s favorite, they are to fast for us to catch now though.
I’m trying new things with my herbs this year, it’s a pipe garden! Is working great so far, the mint and oregano are happy. I also made a little shade for the succulents, the sun here is something else!
This last weekend was a study in details, because the big picture was overwhelmingly unpleasant. But these details were gorgeous!
A few weeks ago we harvest a lot of pomegranates and finally processed them, we got about three gallons of condensed pomegranates juice! So good! And not many things have more gorgeous details then a pomegranate.
My dad has more muscles then I do, so he operated the press that is really an apple press (according to him, haha)
Look at that! Freezing it to use for, everything 🙂
It is so unsatisfactory to still be hitting 90 degrees in October! The east coast girl that I still am at times, is craving some crisp fall weather, some color change, some bonfire smells… California is mocking me. But this is my second Autumn season here and I am trying to appreciate where I am, because there isn’t anything I can do about it right now!
There is a cotton field next to my house, it is about ready to be harvested. My great grandmother picked cotton inthisvalley, over 65 yesrs ago, so it has been interesting to think of her hand how hard she worked, while I watched this field grow. The farmers use funny looking machines that look like huge beatles to harvest it now.
We picked pomegranates this week, not apples. I would get used to that! They are a lot of work though.
It took two large pomegranates to get that a man of juice.
I’m working on being positive, content and even joyful about my physical location, even if I don’t think it is ideal. I WANT to be happy, so I will be happy. I should be able to me me wherever I live, and enjoy the little things. I’m grateful.