Sunday, October 12, 2008

More color

A combination of an almost full moon and an unnaturally warm wind blowing made for a very difficult, and exhausting, night for us last night. I put Mom to bed at midnight, but she was up at 12:30, 1, and 1:30. I finally just let her stay up, gave her a cookie and glass of milk (maybe she was hungry?), and let her do her "office work" for about an hour. I got her to bed at around 2:30.

Just about the time I hear her snoring, the llamas started doing the alarm call. Out the door in my jammies with the mondo flashlight, but didn't see anything. I was standing there, and all of a sudden the whole herd startles and runs to the yard light. Still didn't see anything. Stood there a moment or two to admire the almost full moon, and wonder at the fact that it was October at 3 am yet I was standing outside in my jammies and not even chilled. Fifteen minutes after I crawled into bed (again), I smelled skunk. Oh, joy.

Up around 8 to try to work on the cellar door while I could. Spent way too much time trying to get the nuts off the bolts on the old (painted over) hinges, but managed all but one. Lack of sleep made me frustrated as hell at the thing, and I gave up. I took my camera out to the pasture for a calming walk. We're not at peak color yet, but here's what I found.


sophanne said...

your tired eyes have beautiful visions.

Mama Pea said...

I get cranky and almost non-functional when I don't get enough sleep. I don't know how you do it. You get a Gold Star in my book.

Mama Pea

flintysooner said...

This post brings back many memories. It is a great thing to have a pasture to walk through. I need to remember that for sure.

rilera said...

Beautiful pictures! I remember those sleepless nights. They are so hard. Hang in there Annie. (Hugs)

J said...

(((HUGS))) I hear you! Must be something with the moon. I've been doing a lot of night shifts with mom too. I do believe the moon affects us.
Hope you can get some sleep.
Love the red vine against the building.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got to take the camera out for your walk. Your images are beautiful!
What type of camera do you use??

Hope you and Mom have caught up on your sleep by now! :-)

gr8aunt (Amanda)