Friday, December 20, 2013

Very Little Progress

Before you check out my blog, go to see the video on Shanna's blog. You will enjoy this one!

We've been sicker than dogs here... both bad colds or maybe the flu. Not fun, and only the barest of minimums of work was done.  Lots of naps, if that counts. LOL   So I don't have much to show for a week's time. (I am feeling better today, finally.)

I'm thinking I should add some white on white Xes. What do you think?

Now for that CA scene:
This is a stile. I've read about them, but it always seemed like an old fashioned thing, or something from England. This is the first one I've ever seen. It's a method of getting past a fence without suffering from the barbs, or ruining the fence. I've always thought them a genius idea. Therefore I was thoroughly surprised to see one in CA. LOL (Most of CA has barbed wire on rolls above a barbed wire fence... with killer sharp barbs - meant to keep thieves away.)  This one is attached to the Aerodrome. It's a little patch of land with a  bathroom, a parking area and  a  paved runway  where the guys with remote controlled planes can practice. It's out on grazing lands so the noise won't bother the Yuppy ladies, and they don't have to worry that a crash will land on a kid. Genius.
It's so nice to have this remote area so close to home... (4-5 miles). We go for rides out there to see the cattle grazing and watch the horses and Meadow Larks. There is nothing like the song of the ML in the Spring to warm your heart. In the Spring and Summer there are wild flowers in profusion and there are occasionally coyote and burrowing owl ... It's one of my favorite places, but it won't last long. Developers are setting out stakes already....We've gotta sell and get out of here before they start digging. I couldn't bear to see that sacred place mutilated.  (But I guess my house stands where someone else experienced nature at her finest.... One of my curses is to see both sides of the question.
Here's hoping you all have a lovely weekend.