Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's not so long until the harvest comes...

iPhone photo, tweaked in Snapseed.

From a lunch time walk yesterday, enjoying the cooler weather.   There's a corn field jusst 1/4 mile or so from the office, pretty typical for are area.  About 10-12 acres sandwiched between office buildings and neighborhoods.  That's one of the things that really struck me when we moved out her (so many years ago!), pretty typical to have fields nestled around suburbia.  Of course, each year there's a bit more suburbuia, and a bit less crops, but I guess that's just the nature of things.

Anyway, this corn is close to ready to harvest.  I'm I'm pretty sure it is feed corn, so it'll need to dry a bit longer...

Post title is from the Pure Prairie League song Harvest.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Winter On The Way

It's only September, but cold weather will be here before we know it...  This one is last December, taken at Watershed Nature Center.

Monday, September 02, 2013

... At The Old Ball Game!

I grew up in Pittsburgh,as a die-hard Pirates fan.  back in the 70's, when they were good.  In fact, I was fortunate enough to go to a game in the 1971 World Series.  Sadly, the Pirates have been pretty bad for decades...  two of them in fact.   And I haven't been to a Pirates game since well before they moved into thier "new" park.

Meanwhile, I've lived in the St. Louis area for longer than the Pireats have been losing.  And I've become a bit of a Cardinals fan.  And they've done rather well...  But I have reatined a soft spot for the Bucs.

The Pirates are on the verge of breaking their 20 year losing streak, and are challenging the Cards for 1st place in the division.  And the Cards were in Pittsburgh for the holiday weekend...  so....  ROAD TRIP!  My wife and son and I ran over to the steel city, and tookk in Sunday's game, along with my brother and (mst of) his family.  Lots of highway, burt lots of fun!  Cards won this game, but Bucs took the series.  And as of last night, the teams were tied with 4 weeks left in the season!

Big version of the  photo HERE.