Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March Photo A Day 27 - 9:00

Today's photo prompt is "9:00."  I have no idea if I will still be awake at 9:00 pm, so I carried my phone around with me on my morning chores and snapped a few photos.  At 9:00 am, I am usually done with or in the middle of feeding our farm animals.  

While Mabel lounged in the house, lingering over her breakfast of the usual kibble and water, I headed outside to feed rabbits and chickens their version of kibble and water.  The rabbits get excited every morning for that handful of wispy green hay, and the chickens dance and chatter as I scatter seeds.

Micah wanted to help, and he offered so sweetly, but his presence makes the rabbits (and me on their behalf) nervous, so I asked him to wait outside.  Sneaking just his toes in, he complied with my request.

Micah and I don't usually take our long hike until the afternoon, after I have accomplished whatever I have planned for that day: cleaning, writing, farm project, errands, etc.  But, today, his body language clearly indicated that he was ready to spring into action, so I tipped my head in the direction of the trail and said, "Let's go" and he was off and running!

We took a long time in the woods, trying to find new places to explore.   We tried to find the lake on the horizon from the high clearings in the cedar wood where the fern grow lush in mid-summer, but the lake was hidden behind veils of fog.  Undeterred by the weather, the birds were busy and cheerful as they went about their morning routine: eat a little, sing a little, wing a little, eat a little more.

The air is heavy with mist this morning, as it has been these past few days. There is no blue sky, no golden sun, only these quiet woods and the slow unfolding of green leaves all around the edges of the world.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a lovely morning, followed by a beautiful day.


Birgit said...

I love the pictures and your doggie is so cute especially with his paws just inside...the little rebel.

Jan said...

Busy life but so fulfilling for you Marcie!
You have the love of the animals...especially Micah, the wonderful woods and fields and nature! As I always say...heaven here on earth!!!
Love this post~

Marcie said...

Birgit, Oh, yes he is a rebel! lol. Thank you for your nice comment!

Jan, It is fulfilling. I love this little bit of heaven where I live. Life is good! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Glad you got your computer back up and running!

Cat Lover said...

Your weather sounds much like ours. Love all your photos!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos and what a beautiful bunny

Out on the prairie said...

Wishing for sunshine here also.We had enough rain to welcome all the new bulbs I planted. Had a pair of Sandhill cranes look over the field and stream south of me.

Marcie said...

Robin, Thank you! The sun finally came out this afternoon! :D

Juliet, Thank you! That is Pedro. He is our oldest bunny and he is a very sweet gentleman.

Steve, Hope the sun arrives soon. Your bulbs will be happy with the rain though! I love the Sandhill cranes who visit here.

Sandra Cox said...

Look at that darling bunny. I love bunnies.
'The air is heavy with mist.' So evocative.

Magic Love Crow said...

Such a beautiful post! I love seeing your puppy! And your rabbit is so cute! Love all the nature photos! Big Hugs!

Marcie said...

Sandra, Thank you! :D

Stacy, Hugs back! Thank you for visiting!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely post Marcie ...
Thank you

All the best Jan