The garage roof was covered too:
in the coop.
I'll be surprised if she makes it through the Winter.
When I open the door, she flies right into my arms. She knows I always have a special treat for her!
Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you!
Chickenmom, Hubby, Benji,
Spot, Chipper and Kitty-Kat
A bobby pin is a type of hairpin, usually of metal or plastic, used in coiffure to hold hair in place. It is a small double-pronged hair pin or clip that slides into hair with the prongs open and then the flexible prongs close over the hair to hold it in place. They are typically plain and unobtrusively colored, but some are elaborately decorated or jeweled. Bobby pins became popular in the 1920s to hold the new bobbed hairstyles.
Kudos to the set-up man!
A beautiful full moon in the early morning:
Chipper and Spot:
More red berries on the bush:
The transplanted blackberry bush is doing fine:
It was wash day for Hubby:
The truck got stuck in the mud:
A chopper overhead:
NOTHING bothers Kitty-Kat:
Nothing technical tonight - just beautiful steam train rides in the Autumn!
Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery!
Drastic changes every day here in Coopville!
In the afternoon:
The forsythia started blooming!
Last week: Rain .....
Benji looks like a turkey!
You can see the longest partial lunar eclipse in hundreds of years this week.
The "nearly total" lunar eclipse is expected overnight Thursday, Nov. 18, to Friday, Nov. 19, NASA said.
"The Moon will be so close to opposite the Sun on Nov 19 that it will pass through the southern part of the shadow of the Earth for a nearly total lunar eclipse," NASA said on its website.
The eclipse will last 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, making it the longest in centuries, Space.com reported.
Only a small sliver of the moon will be visible during the eclipse. About 97% of the moon will disappear into Earth's shadow as the sun and moon pass opposite sides of the planet, EarthSky reported.
The moon should appear to be a reddish-brown color as it slips into the shadow, NASA reported.
The eclipse will be visible in many parts of the world, including North America, eastern Australia, New Zealand and Japan, according to EarthSky.
"For U.S. East Coast observers, the partial eclipse begins a little after 2 a.m., reaching its maximum at 4 in the morning," NASA reported. "For observers on the West Coast, that translates to beginning just after 11 p.m., with a maximum at 1 a.m."
It's been cold!
Snow on Sunrise Mountain:
The birdbath froze, too!
Dozens and dozens of robins stopped in Coopville!
Waiting in the tree:
A beautiful sunset......
... and a gorgeous moon!
Ever wonder about all those controls the engineer uses?
•A video guide that walks through and describes the functions of the various controls in the cab of Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) steam locomotive #491. Big thanks to Mike Spera for heading the restoration on this wonderful piece of American history. •The locomotive seen in the video is Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) mikado (2-8-2) #491, one of the largest narrow gauge locomotives ever created. It now runs at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado. It has ~37,100 pounds of tractive effort, and weighs ~150 tons or ~302,000 pounds. It was built in 1928 by the D&RGW Burnham shops in Denver, Colorado using the boiler off of a standard gauge D&RGW 2-8-0. #491 is a pristine example of a locomotive perfectly suited for rugged, mountain climbing work. •Thanks to Erik Lindgren (@ColoradoRailPhotographer) for the great still images used in this video.
The King wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours.
The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.
So the King and the Queen went fishing.
On the way, he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting.
The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rainstorm."
The King replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages.
He gave me a very different forecast . I trust him."
So the King continued on his way.
However, in a short time, torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked.
Furious, the King returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist.
Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.
The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey.
If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."
So the king hired the donkey.
And so began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.
A lady bug on the screen. There were a lot of them this year:
Red leaves on one of the bushes:
Pears on the tree....
They are as hard as rocks ! We will give them to the damn deer.
Different views of Coopville:
Hubby moving manure around:
Getting a good pile of it.....
.... thanks to Bella and Gina!
More wood to be cut and stacked:
The gang. Benji has such BIG feet!