Justa Run on Justa Road
There is a dead-end road near here called "Justa Road". It leads back into some of our favorite pheasant covers and uplands. We run there sometimes in the summer on days when it's not too hot, like yesterday. Here are a few pics from our run. The wood duck pond covered with duckweed in July (you can see one of the adults in the pic, but we had babies - a whole new generation of Woodies for the pond!!):
Chase is really enjoying his temporary status as the one and only dog. His new "sister", Joy arrives in about six weeks and life will change dramatically for each of us. Here he is "fishing" in the creek - he knows the trout like to hang out on the lee side of rocks. So far the score is: Fish - 10,000; Chase - 0. Doesn't keep him from trying to catch one.
The farmer here is a bit lazy - this winter barely should have been harvested by now. We like having the unharvested grain because it provides lots of food for the wild critters. The Chaser knows it might hold a bird or two, so he checks closely:
The first local bird season (doves) opens in only 7 more weeks. Soon, the crisp days of fall will roll around again and we'll be able to do more than just run in the uplands. For now, thanks for coming along with us.
Greg and Chase
|Rotting Gracefully by Mond|
from Natural Decay
|attic by wgjohnston|
from In the attic, or in the basement!
|Ox Bow Aspen by McFrost|
from cell phones - nature photographs