I am currently pet sitting at one of my favorite homes. The dogs are well behaved for the most part. The worst thing and I really can’t fault him is the Lab every so often gets a look in his eye and makes a run and a spectacular dive into the river. You just can’t keep a Lab out of water. Thankfully the watermen are not working this section of river at this point in time as I try to keep him out of the river area when they are working. The watermen have a hard enough job without an exuberant Lab scaring their fish and crabs away by leaping in the water. I really enjoy the screened porch and hang out there a lot reading, eating my meals or just watching the water and listening to the birds and crickets. Yesterday for the first time in three years I heard cows mooing. It was wonderful. I think I have posted pictures of the barn across the creek that I love in the past. It had cows a number of years back but the farm fell into disrepair. This morning when the dogs and I were walking the property I saw where the barn was being restored and added onto. A new roof and new storage. It is a beautiful barn. I thought last night when I was walking the dogs after work in the dark I was hearing things. I heard the crickets, cicadas and great blue herons calling and then I heard a moo. Certainly not what I was expecting. But a most welcome sound.
Tonight while walking the dogs I was delighted to see the half moon and Jupiter both in the constellation of Taurus. And as an added bonus a meteor went zipping through the sky in between them.
I found out my mother also is a sky watcher recently. I’m forty three years old and really had no idea. She always told me she watched the moon landing but lately she has been sharing more of some of her sky watching stories with me. Her father loved it too. So did my dad. So I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
I am looking forward to a quiet porch weekend-reading, wandering the property with the pups and listening to the cows and of course birds. Some of the geese are already starting to straggle in. I thought the osprey had left us for another season but I saw one today.
Have a great weekend and if you are a late night owl check out the moon and Jupiter. Jupiter is so bright it looks like a plane coming into land.
Do you have any birds or butterflies migrating through your area now? Or coming to stay? Share if you would like. I always love to hear from everyone. I love when the geese arrive here.