Jan. 25th, 2010 05:24 pm
annundriel: ([misc] At the Round Earth's Imagined)
Haven't posted one of these for a while. Saturday's sunset.

I love it here, I really do.
annundriel: ([fs] Death Shall Be No More)
So I was going to post about fic difficulties, but then I decided to e-mail [livejournal.com profile] sdrohc_ratiug instead and save all your flists.

But I will say that we got SNOW. FINALLY. Without it December was just starting to feel like a great big cold spot. And while snow is a pain in the ass to drive in (I should know, I had to tonight) it is pretty! Driving through it at night is like being in one of those starfield screensavers.

Or on the Enterprise.

Also, it is very quiet right now and every now and then I can hear a cow outside. Just this low, lonely sound. I like it better than the coyotes.

Speaking of quiet...I love the sound of the snow falling through the trees here when everything is perfectly still. That and handline going in the yard in the summer are probably two of my favorite outdoor things.

Tim Story's "Asleep the Snow Came Flying" is a piece of music that pretty much always comes to my mind when it snows. It's one of those songs that's tied in with driving home on winter days in the early dark with Mom and watching the snow out the window, toasty warm inside. I think I'll probably always associate it with the same feeling the perfect stillness of winter here gives me.

And now that I sound crazy, I'm calling it a night. :)
annundriel: ([ncis] Special Agent)
So I've been sitting here thinking that there was something I actually wanted to say about tonight's NCIS, but I could remember what it was.

And then I did. But it turns out it wasn't anything of importance or, y'know, substance.

I'm still going to say it, though.

No substance. Also, judgmental farm girl. )
annundriel: ([sg-1] Through the Woods)
I love being home for autumn. Seattle's nice, but...it won't ever be the same.

Two more. There's something about the last one that I really like. )
annundriel: ([bbt] Level-Three Warrior)

Ah, moving equipment. One of the many joys of farm life.

My hands smell like...grease...and dirt...and tractor. I don't know how to describe it. It's one of those smells that's just super familiar and comes with all of the tractors I have ever been in.
annundriel: ([drh] PhD in Horribleness)
I hate it when people make me feel bad or guilty. In this instance, for not doing something or for not showing the right amount of enthusiasm for something.

I'm sorry I didn't jump up and down for joy when you said you'd help set me up to rake/pick up piles of leaves/sticks/etc. in the heat (which I hate) and the wind (which I hate even more). But I did say I'd do it. So don't go being all grumbly about it just because I wasn't all, "Okay! Let's go! Yea, yard maintenance!"

Now, excuse me while I go watch more Red Dwarf and pick stickers out of my hands.

Mmm, Corn

Aug. 12th, 2009 02:23 pm
annundriel: ([misc] Up & Away)
Our crop of sweet corn yielded 2.77 million pounds this year.

That's a lot of corn.

Speaking of numbers, this is post numbre 1800. Crazy.
annundriel: ([misc] Up & Away)
Blooming outside my bedroom window. There are several in blossoms in different stages of blooming and the petals are all so perfect.


May. 10th, 2009 10:52 pm
annundriel: (Default)
I was in an intensely mopey mood earlier. Mostly better now.

Completely gorgeous day. Was outside with Mom feeding the cat that now lives under our house and noticed the lilac bush near my room. It's not actually supposed to be there. The nearest lilac bush is not quite on the opposite side of the house, but almost.

annundriel: ([es] Clementine)

Our cherry tree is in bloom. Sadly, the birds will get most or all of them. That's the way fruit goes in our yard.

And the bee? Lives under our house.

Beautiful day today. Despite my small heat complaint last entry.
annundriel: ([dd] Freezing That Frame)
Took a short stroll around the garden and yard with Mom after work (and dinner - mmm, margaritas!). Beautiful day.

And to think, it snowed yesterday morning!
annundriel: ([sga] If I Could Trust My Feet)
It's Sandhill Crane migration time! Grandma phoned me to point out just how many are currently occupying our front field. There's at least 700 out there. This isn't particularly new, but some of them were much closer than usual. Looked a bit like a herd of sheep.

They look a lot less like gray blobs when you click on the picture.

They make such a cool noise, too. Though it reminds me a bit of The Birds and a bit of the Screaming Eels in The Princess Bride.


Dec. 9th, 2008 12:57 pm
annundriel: ([dd] Freezing That Frame)

We've had some really great evening skies over here lately.

I'm kind of bummed I didn't get any pictures of the sky on Saturday. Coming back from the Tri-cities, it was the most amazing thing.


Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:15 pm
annundriel: ([sg-1] Through the Woods)

This is one of my favorite types of days, just for the colors that show up. It's one of the reasons fall is a favorite season. I love the blue of the sky and the gold of the corn and even the hanging on green of the alfalfa.

The picture doesn't do it justice, but it's something.


Oct. 29th, 2008 02:32 pm
annundriel: ([dd] Freezing That Frame)
Today I helped Dad move handline for the winter. I couldn't resist grabbing my camera.

I love fall.

annundriel: ([sga] What Can You Do?)
Two weird dreams last night. During the first one I had dinner with David Hewlett. During the second one I went to Vegas. What was I on?

Dream a little dream of me )

It was a really good weekend. My friends Natasha ([livejournal.com profile] olivelavonne) and Rachel stayed with us. They got to experience farm life when it's fairly hopping since we're in the middle of raking/baling and Friday morning they started harvesting the sweet corn. And, oh, that was some good eating. Fresh corn for dinner Friday and Saturday. And fresh peaches sliced over vanilla ice cream for dessert. So good.

Speaking of corn, apparently this was our third best year. Anything above ten tons an acre is good. This year we got twelve. I can't remember how many acres of sweet corn we planted, but twelve is really, really good. And it was absolutely beautiful corn. So yea!
annundriel: (Light Up (office))
The Office - The Chairmodel )

Meanwhile, here are two picture I took of the sunset last Sunday. Mom and I had been watching NCIS up in the bedroom where it was pretty dim and then all of the sudden things just glowed orange. It was neat.

Sunset )


Mar. 30th, 2008 12:57 pm
annundriel: (Another Mile)
Last night Mom and I watched a couple of episodes of NCIS. There was one with crop circles in a corn field. Every time they were in the corn, we criticized it. It was very sad looking corn.

Farmers make their own fun.

And don't even bring up The X-Files movie. Mom can't watch it because in real life, bees do not pollinate corn. Doesn't happen. Genetically altered or not. And it drives her crazy that they do it in the movie. Next time she gets on my case about taking character things too seriously I need to remember to bring this up.

Corn is a really scary crop, btw. It's generally over six feet tall, planeted really close together, goes on forever, and moves by itself. No, really, it does. When we had corn in the front field I would go for walks and it would freak me out a little.

Now I have pot stickers and peanut sauce to eat. Yuuum. This peanut sauce is one of the best things ever. Yea, Judy Fu and Snappy Dragon.


Nov. 29th, 2007 09:45 pm
annundriel: (Freezing That Frame (dd))

We got about three inches of snow last night. I love it when it's nice and white and untouched.

We took Bud into the vet today because he's got this thing on his on his snout near his nose. We think he got it by digging and getting scraped. He's becoming a frequent patient at the vet. Nothing serious so far, but he's been having ear problems the past few months.

He's not a big fan of the place. Which isn't surprising. But he's also kind of weird about it. Whenever we take Bebe, she shakes all over the place and you cannot budge her from the car. (Once, when my grandma and I took her, the vet was nice enough to come out and examine her there.) Bud jumps out of the car, ready to go. It isn't until you get him up on the table that he wraps his paws around the edge and does his best to get the hell out of there. Dad has a fun time holding him down. And usually the vet will put a muzzle on him, because he nipped her the first time. So when they heard his problem was on the nose they were left scratching their heads, puzzling over how to keep all of their fingers. Dad suggested using bailing twine. Which is basically what they did. Doesn't mean it was easy. For a small dog, Bud's very strong.

I just stood near the wall and tried to stay out of the way.

It was also Dad's birthday today. Didn't really do anything. We had a nice dinner and instead of cake we had apple cranberry walnut pie which was oh so good. Then we watched Waitress. We kind of had a pie theme going. Yum. Forgot how much I liked the movie when I originally saw it.
annundriel: (Freezing That Frame (dd))
I was outside moving handline with Dad today and couldn't help but stop and take a few pictures of the trees.

Fall Trees

Fall is quite possibly my favorite season here. Two more pictures behind the cut. )


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