Neighbor Bill's Barn
Late Afternoon in February
You may be getting tired of seeing this barn in the various months of the year, but I never tire of looking at it. I especially love it in the late afternoon light of winter, when the near-setting sun casts a golden hue upon it.
You can see that we haven't had a lot of snow this winter (for which I'm SO thankful), and the temps haven't been too objectionable. Even after sundown this evening, it must have been in the 30s when I took the dogs outdoors. That's pretty amazing for NW Wisconsin in February.
I know that March is typically our snowiest month, but at least it won't stick around long if it does snow after the middle of March.
Speaking of March, I have got to order my Carmen Pepper seeds so I can get them started indoors, the beginning of March. (Note to self)
At the top center of the photo is where Othello was read, at the top of the bank beside the road - parts read by a homeschooled kid and her mom. And that reminded me of Generals Grant and Longstreet.
'Forces at Corpus Christi numbered, by the middle of october, 1845, nearly 4,000 men, half of all the Army of the United States... The routine of daily drills was relieved, after the army was assembled, by almost daily horse races, by the exhibitions of an American circus which somehow managed to set up in business, and by the performance of a 'very clever company' of actors appearing in the army theater which opened its doors on January 8, 1846, under the general managership of courtly Captain John Bankhead Magruder - whose next duty in Texas was to be that of the major general commanding at Galveston for the Confederate States. Scenery for the theater, which seated 800, was painted by army men, and some of the plays were put on by army talent. One of the amateurs was Lieutenant U.S. Grant of the Fourth infantry, who according to the later recollections of Lieutenant James Longstreet managed to achieve so little feminine appeal in the part of Desdemona that the lieutenant playing opposite him balked at going on as Othello.'
I should have asked my son-in-law John, 'Which President of the United States played the part of Desdemona in Othello?' He is amazing at Presidential trivia, but I bet I could have stumped him on this one. :-)