light in the woods
… reveals the magic.
The scenery outside our livingroom windows depends entirely on the natural light any given time of day. No artificial lighting can emulate nature's variability, and as I included the image above I had to look out repeatedly just to confirm to myself that the color-palette in it was real.
As much as I would like all my photos to come through to all visitors as exact copies, neither my equipment nor the visitors' screen-settings can be expected to live up to the degree of perfection one would like. Close enough for comfort will have to do.
I do check that my photos look “natural” on my screens, but that does of course only tell so much about what they may look like on others' screens.
Feeding and looking after our small herd, does not require much hard work or heavy farm-machinery. They gather, usually on time, so close to the barn that we could have carried the feed out to them by hand … two trips with the wheelbarrow that is.
But, of course, we drive the short distance in style, and once we have loaded off the meal in front of the cows (and given them a back-rub), we ready the next meal onto the old J.D. Gator back at the barn. Always having the next meal prepared makes it really easy to keep the routines going, and the animals happy.
As the midday feeding routine is quickly done – fifteen minutes or so, we may take a walk in one of the garden-patches that are equally close by. Got to check if the conditions are good for bumblebees and other eager helpers in the area.
Some of the plants flying insects seem to like in particular, grow along the barn-walls. Their smell get mixed with the smell of hay and silage as we pass driving back and forth between barn and feed-area.
As I write some of this post after midnight, I can hear cowbells from the farm-roads and feed-area. The cows often come around for
a late-night meal of leftovers, the waterpost is near by, and they rest there.
Reassuring to hear those cowbells and nothing else … all is good.
last rev: 22.jun.2020