Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In The Neighborhood

 M.R. Ducks

Right now, the only thing in our area that is brilliantly colored is the sumac (below). As you can see in the photo of Dallas Pond, above, the maples and oaks are just beginning to turn color. 

Audrey went missing today. She ate breakfast on the porch and then disappeared. Maybe she's out hunting again. I suppose the habit of fending for oneself is hard to break. Cats are not people. Our higher intellect allows us to adjust to that much more easily.  We'll see if she turns up again. I do hope so. It's been a very windy (but sunny) day, and perhaps the wind chimes on the porch scared her away. We took the wind chimes down, Audrey. Please return.

It was not a hot day, but cattle always like wading or standing in a stream, especially if a DNR or EPA agent is not in the vicinity. This fella seems to be enjoying his sunny afternoon. I would imagine that this little water run is grandfathered in, so to speak.

Cool, clear wadda (wadda wadda wadda)
Well it was, before he decided to stand in it.

 View of farms from 20th Street, Barron County

Barn and fence on 20th Street

The color isn't richer because it was a very sunny day and my photo editing program is ancient. Trust me, the scene was beautiful. Deep blue skies, deep red sumac, etc.

Audrey, you're back!!!!  Yea!  Audrey just came walking along the ledge of the screen porch and is now eating and drinking on the main (unscreened part) porch. I wonder where she was all the time that I was searching for her behind the shop, inside the barn, under vehicles, etc. Cats are so darned independent!  But still, I'm very glad she has returned.

 These little munchkins are very excited about  meeting
Audrey on the 15th of October, our
Early Thanksgiving.

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TexWisGirl said...

yay! glad audrey is safe and knows she's in a good spot!
loved the holsteins - always. beautiful pond reflection. just thank you.

Sandra said...

I hope Audrey hangs around to meet your grand kids.. love that barn pic and wadda wadda wadda pic to... I have always loved to see cows standing in water. on our way to church back in the 90's we passed fields of cows and most of them would be belly deep in small ponds..

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures Judy! Audrey is so cute:) Those little ones are precious too! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Tired Teacher said...

Audrey is comfortable at your house - clean water and tasty food always brings cats home.

Your neighborhood scenes are gorgeous. In my neighborhood, high winds and cold rain have stripped the golden leaves from the trees, and the leaves are now a soggy mess, littering streets and yards.

Empty Nester said...

It's crazy how quickly we get attached to a sweet little kitty, isn't it? If I hadn't developed allergies, I would still have a couple of cats. I think Tucker would accept one of those better than another dog. LOL I never tire of your photos. Such a beautiful area. Of course, nothing is better to look at than those little cuties at the end. :)

Marcia said...

Such lovely photos. Looks like Audrey has become a member of the family.

This N That said...

Pretty fall pictures..lovely area..Audrey looks like she has found a new home..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad she came back! She has some fun ahead of her. Sure looks beautiful in your part of the country. Hopefully we'll just be rainy and windy this week...we hope and pray! Hugs, Diane

Stephanie said...

Oh, I'm so glad Audrey returned and is safe and sound.

Your fall images are simply lovely, Judy. Enjoy your day. Hugs!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

The leaves are just beginning to change here too. Though last weekend when we drove through the state, the Madison and Dells area were ablaze with color! I found that very strange..... Don't have much hope for a very colorful display here, September was too warm.

Susie said...

Judy, The children are absolutely cute as buttons. I love the red of sumac trees. I had one in town. Blessings to all there. Take care. xoxo, Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad the cat came back. They are very wilful creatures. I love the scenery and the cows in your rural area. Have a lovely day.

Sandi said...

These photos are breathtaking!

Linda Kay said...

Judy the fall colors are always welcome, even the sumac. And I don't think the colors of fall are ever as beautiful on photos as they are to the naked eye.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh how I do love your photos and your home - so lovely.

I have another question - do you use bloglovin to read your friends posts? The list of blogs I go to are gone and they have just all showed up. I am so confused. lol

Terri D said...

Your photos are just lovely - always! Audrey may bring a litter of kittens back with her if she keeps disappearing like that. Uh oh! She is a pretty little girl!

Carla from The River said...

Audrey might need to see that Vet soon. ;-)
I do hope she stays with you, the boys are in love with her already. You know how they love Tuppence.
Love the photos of the cows today, always nice to see cows outside. :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Your photo's are glorious.

So pleased Audrey returned - and your 'munchkins' - what a lovely photo.

All the best Jan

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Audrey has captured your heart, Judy. I'm so glad she is back! She's a wondering gal, but she knows where she's wanted. Your little grands are so cute with Tuppence. Hopefully Audrey and Tuppence will learn to get along. Kinda like humans I guess. Have a great week. ♥

Anonymous said...

So thankful that Audrey is back. How fun to be planning to see the family soon for an early Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed your photos today. Have a pleasant evening, Judy.

Judy S. said...

Nice photos, Judy, especially the sumac. I love it and couldn't get it to grow in our yard. Glad Audrey returned as she's a cutie. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I see you still have Audrey!! Love the autumn colours adn all the refelction shots

Vee said...

I have known the joy of "the cat came back." Happy for you and a little sad for Tuppence who certainly needs no upstart on the premises. Of course, you still love her, yet she will need many assurances. That red squirrel tail looks right at home in the leaves. Speaking of leaves, ours have gone from green to nearly peak in just seven days. Yours are probably going to get there fast, too. Blink twice and they're gone. This season just does not last long enough.

Christine said...

Ancient editing program or not, your pics of fall arriving in Wisconsin are beautiful and I enjoyed seeing the cows keeping cool and the farmland!
So glad Audrey is back - maybe it was the wind chimes?

carol l mckenna said...

Judy ~ wonderful photos ~ cute children and Audrey is adorable ~ ^_^

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Jean | said...

Judy, I'm so glad Audrey is back. And I love the way you kept us in suspense about it! Looking forward to hearing more about Tuppence and Audrey.

Lea said...

Pretty scenes!
Cats ARE independent. Glad she is back safe.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Finally trying to join the land of the living again. Horrible cold - but at least not strep (had to go to clinic). I'm loving all the colors starting to really turn around our beautiful WI world. ;)

And I love sweet Audrey & I'm so happy she came back!! She looks like the sweetest girl. And I also love that you'll be enjoying wonderful family time soon. And on such a great day too (my bday- Lol!!).

Fall is the best - especially when one is feeling well! Sending healthy thoughts dear Judy.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Fall is definitely taking its time here, too. A few trees have started to change, but with daytime highs still in the 80s I'm afraid it is a slow process. Glad Audrey returned. xo Laura

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I'm glad Audrey reappeared! Isn't it funny how quickly a stray cat can grow into your heart?

We had a slight taste of Autumn, but we're back to HOT now. Bummer.

cloches and lavender said...

Fall may not be showing all its color yet but these sure are gorgeous photos. The air looks like a clear fall day. The sky a brilliant blue and the cattle are sure enjoying themselves. The land you have always amazes me with its beauty. Happy Audrey decided to come home and the kids sure are cute.


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful scenes - love the countryside! Glad that Audrey came back. Cats are mysterious creatures......perhaps she has a friend? Love seeing the little ones. x Karen

Ruth Kelly said...

NIce selection of photos Judy. How did you pick her name?

L. D. said...

Cute little girls that I bet really love cats.

Ida said...

Pretty barn and fence scene. Laughed at the cow standing in the water. I've been lapse at visiting lately (so sorry) so I just learned about sweet Audrey, I'm so glad she came back. She's a cutie for sure.


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