Early in the week, we went for a late day drive. Hubby wanted to show me a field where the afternoon before he had seen full of Canada Geese. He had heard the geese fly over, so he followed them to see where they bed down for the night. He came home nearly breathless after seeing thousands upon thousands of geese. As they migrate south, Norther Colorado is the destination location. Of course the next night the geese had chosen another field elsewhere to bed down. Headed home we drove into the sunset. I had hoped for a clearer shot of the silhouette of the freight train. None the less, a beautiful sun set.
And certainly we have no reason to whine when we can spend the day hanging out with these two handsome lads. Jacob participated in the Boy Scouts' Pinewood Derby. He and his dad built the pine car. Jacob took 3rd place in the Webelo division and will race again in the district competition. Little brother Nathan wanted to race his school bus, but there wasn't a division for buses.
An impressive collection of hand crafted pine cars that could weigh no more than 5 ounces. I loved the car with the Angry Birds green pig.
Here is the tract. It really is high tech because it times the cars and calculates each car's speed in terms of real cars. Jacob's was clocked at 203 mph. Wow. Way to go, Jacob.
Each car raced four times. I can't tell in this photo which car is Jacob's. He will have to tell me which one his is.
This is NOT a good sign--watering in January. If there is to be any winter whining allowed, surely Colorado gardeners and farmers should be allowed. No snow this winter means no water this summer. Denver is considering going to Stage 2 Drought which means water restrictions. Here, our town may call for water restrictions, too. Fortunately we have access to well water. Today hubby watered the new hydrangeas that we planted last summer and the other small bushes that were new last summer. While we have had 0 temps, the ground is not frozen just very dry.
I am linking up with Heather at Life is A Garden. Join on the fun next Sunday to find the color in winter, the joy in the season.
Can you believe that we are entering the 3rd week of the semester? I have my research classes looking for research topics on the Signs of the Time. I explained to them what events defined my college days: the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement, Viet Name War, bell bottomed pants, Sonny and Cher. I asked them to think about how their college times will be defined. I am curious to see what they come up with. The advanced writing class themed Issues in Education is half English majors. Love that. They will explore problems in education. And the Intro to Lit: Cinderella. I love my job. I will have Mondays off this semester, or rather Monday will be my day to stay home and grade. I like not having to get up on Monday morning.
Thank you all so much for you kind thoughts on my mother in law's post.
Have great week.