Monday, June 9, 2014

Planning!

The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
                                       Bernard Augustine De Voto


I am excited. I am planning a little adventure and trying to fit in a chunk of time so that I can meet a couple of Blogger friends while I am out of town. I have only met one Blogger friend before and that being such a pleasant experience I thought I would make the effort to do it again. I am not going to tell you any more than that till my planning has all come together but I can tell you that I am looking forward to getting away and possibly meeting a fellow blogger or two.

It is Saturday morning at 6:30 and since there is so much to do around here I think we have decided we will not be going to one of the three auction sales that are on today that would mean planning our day around the work that we have been putting off around the farm. My Hero is sitting in his chair staring out the window drinking his coffee and sharing his ideas about what we can accomplish with this chunk of free time.

 Even though I seem to be listening I stare out the window and watch my Taunting Turkeys strut around the field behind the house. Oh I love watching the Tom’s all feathered out and looking so very handsome, I am sure it is their plan to get the attention of those ladies standing there watching, they certainly are grabbing my attention, I am sure they are impressing those ladies too.

My mind drifts to last night and enjoying the view of the most incredible sunset while standing at the sink doing the dishes when my eye caught a flicker of light bouncing off something. It was a doe who has been hanging out in the hay field across the road, standing still and a flicker of amber light bounced off her shiny brown coat. She then wandered through the grass which is getting very tall now, meaning haying will be upon us before we know it.

 I pulled my hands out of that warm sudsy water, grabbed a towel and dried them. Since she was standing so close to the road my plan was to try to photograph her. I grabbed my camera and opened the door quietly and since I knew where she had been standing I crept up the driveway very quietly under cover of the Blue Spruce tree that stands proudly on the lawn. My knowing she could not see me was how I planned to get the shot. Finally, I peeked around the branches of the tree… she was gone.

I crept out from behind that tree and scanned the field wondering where she had disappeared to so quickly and how I could have possibly missed seeing her leave, it looks like she had a plan too and that was to avoid me. I stood there for a while photographing the fence and enjoying watching the tall grasses blow in the wind that is when my eyes caught the glimpse of the light once again bouncing off something.

 Two ears standing straight up, she was watching me from the middle of the tallest patch of grass while lying down waiting for me to disappear, she was very clever indeed. I tried to get a couple of shots but decided I would leave her to be. I walked back to the house. As soon as I plunged my hands back into that sudsy warm water there she was standing up in the middle of that patch of tall grass staring at me staring at her. We enjoyed watching each other while I worked and she enjoyed the evening without any plan at all.


“Is that OK with you?” My Hero asks. I was back in the kitchen sitting in my chair staring out the window watching those Taunting Turkeys. Sure, I blurted out and then wondered what I had just agreed to. Well, I best get ready to get started on whatever it was that WE had just planned. 

Oh, I do hope it was not something about holding that scary high ladder while he climbs up to repair the barn roof again OR picking rocks. I really do need to pay more attention. The thing about planning is there is NO such thing as a sure plan.


Later

40 comments:

  1. How exciting!! How is the painting going? I wish I could wash my pots with does frolicking in the land in front of me!

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  2. Would much rather have your view while cleaning the kitchen. I get to watch my neighbor sit outside with his buddies and have a brew or two after work.

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  3. I love your descriptive writing, Buttons. Your photos are beautiful. I clicked to make them larger. I enjoy seeing the deer in the back field here but I don't want them in my gardens. I hope your plan to meet a couple of blogger friends works out. I'm wondering if they're ones that I follow. I hope you don't have to hold that ladder (been there!) or pick rocks (done that!). Have a blessed week. Pam

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  4. I agree that there's no such thing as a sure plan. ;) Yep, I hope the ladder is definitely not part of the current plan.

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  5. When I walked out to get the mail on Saturday, there was a doe and a little tiny fawn in the yard just a short distance away. If only I'd had my camera [they probably would have disappeared!] but as it was, they stood there for a few seconds before leaping off. I think I was just as surprised by them as they were by me!

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  6. Good Morning Buttons trying to get back into the swing of things schools out I have more time to blog . Love your story can't wait to see who your going to meet. Talk to ya soon

    Saun

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  7. laughing at your mystery agreement. :)

    love the setting sun shot.

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  8. oh, i can't wait until you will share more of your adventure with your bloggy friends. i have only had the chance to meet one in person. so i hope it will all work smoothly for ya. have a real ball. ( :

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  9. Lovely image of the sunset!!! Hope you had a good day doing whatever it was you plural planned!!!

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  10. PS My elder DD is definitely back in Canada now, but she got sick on the trip home,and was fighting that, rather than telling her mother she was alive...
    Kids are a lot like men - you can't live with them, and you can't live without them...

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  11. love it. staring at each other.

    and hope you realize the plan of meeting other bloggers.

    way "back in the day" of mailing lists, a meet up of members of a mailing list, was called a "flesh meet." :-)

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  12. The hubs is always agreeing to things he doesn't have a clue about. Sometimes, he doesn't even know he agreed lol.

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  13. Know the feeling about agreeing. And lately I do not have clue as to what my hub has just said. Guess I have just "tuned out." Really quite sad that I do that! Have a good Monday afternoon. Storm is heading this way. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  14. That is a truly incredible sunset. This weekend saw some of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. And how exciting that you will be meeting Blogger friends!! It's so awesome isn't it?? As you can imagine I love those stories, since I am now engaged to someone I met on Blogger :)

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  15. oohhh buttons, you do need to be more careful, heaven knows what you have agreed to!!

    Meeting blogging friends is awesome, I can't wait to read about it!!

    Beautiful sunset!!

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  16. That will be fun to meet fellow bloggers. Have made so many friends since I started blogging.
    Seeing the doe must have been magical.
    Lynne

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  17. What fun...meeting blogger friends! Can't wait to hear who it is, and can't help but hope that someday it will be me! :)

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  18. What- no auction? Is he feeling okay?
    Hope you do have a lovely adventure meeting bloggers.

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  19. Very well said, Buttons! Hopefully your plan to meet another blogger or two will go without a hitch.

    That deer! Camera shy, apparently. She will let her guard down one time, and you will be able to get a good picture.

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  20. I am curious as to who you are meeting. Isn't it wonderful seeing a deer while washing dishes? I see this outside our windows sometimes. Reading your blog post just now felt like I was right there with you. Great words to read.

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  21. You're not planning a trip southeast-ish, are you...? I love short trips - they are so exciting. But it's always so good to come home.

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  22. Nice. It must have been wonderful to get to meet the people behind the blog.
    I hope you enjoy your vacation with more blogger friends.

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  23. Enjoy your plans, meeting up with some blogger friends! Sounds like a good time :)

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  24. I love meeting blogging friends! I hope that your plans all work out!

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  25. It will be fun meeting blogger friends. You sound like my other half who tunes out when I want to make plans. The difference is he doesn't agree or disagree just ignores me until I rant.

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  26. I do enjoy reading your thoughts. You photos are incredible with all of that green.

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  27. Sometimes the best photo ever is the one left inside our memory . . . Loved the photos . . .

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  28. Deer know that we're not half as smart as we think we are so they hide right in front of us. Farming plans? Only tentative at best.

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  29. B,

    You put a smile on my face with answering yes to your Hero and not knowing what you agreed to.

    I believe the female deer was playing with you.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  30. I have gotten myself in so much trouble by saying uh huh when I wasn't paying attention. Hope there is so rock picking in your immediate future :)
    xo
    Laura

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  31. Oh, dear. Wonder what in the world you agreed to? lol

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  32. Miss B,
    Have a wonderful trip and adventure. I can't wait to hear who you are meeting in real life. Like you I have meet one blogger face to face, talked to one on the phone and have several I would love to meet and give a hug.

    Even when I don't capture wildlife through my camera lens I am always thankful for the opportunity to see them.

    Smile and nod ... what did you agree to?

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  33. Marvellous you are gong to meet a couple of bloggers. Have fun...Hugs M xxx

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  34. a kitchen sink window looking out on a field has been a dream of mine forever, and communing with a deer, pure magic, lucky you. I wonder what did you end up agreeing too :-).

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  35. Well the wonderful thing is that while you didn't get a photograph of the deer you got to see her and that's what's most important. Loved your sunset too. Plans often go in a totally different direction then we expect them too.

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  36. A kitchen sink window sounds good, as does meeting some blogger friends. Looking forward to hearing more about both!

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  37. beautiful pictures! I wish the blogger friend you were meeting was me, we would have so much to chat about

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  38. You need to be careful in doing things. This will be send to me by my husband always!

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  39. What lovely antics went on as you washed the dishes! She's a clever deer isn't she. I thoroughly enjoyed your post B, thank you as always :D)

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  40. lol! your hero better not read your blog or he'll catch on!

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