Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Morning and Evening

Early this morning, an unusual cloud hung over the southeastern sky. This cloud looked different from the other clouds.

The sun glinted on the cloud's top, making it look like an island floating in the sky. Here's a closer look.

And another.

Finally the sun was fully up, and the sky glowed pink and gold.

Sun-up revealed that someone had trashed our lawn earlier in the morning. Apparently someone coming up Listening Hill Road drove up the side of our lawn, skidded, and came back down.

Since the tracks were fairly fresh, the damage must have happened just before daylight—under the cover of darkness. of course. I didn't see the damage until after I'd fed breakfast to my critters and was walking from the barn to the paper-box to get the morning newspaper.

Evidence of wet tracks was still on the road.

If I'd gone out to feed a little earlier, I might have witnessed the vandalism. This sort of thing has happened to us before. I've blogged about it here and here and here.

Meanwhile, Emma the garage dog enjoyed rolling on the still-frosty grass.

This evening, when I went to feed the critters their dinner, the evening clouds were different from the morning clouds.

The setting sun's low rays made Melody glow a brighter copper than usual.

When the sun slipped below the horizon, the western sky glowed orange.

But the tracks were still visible on the lawn.

In the northeastern pink sky, a full moon was visible.

The clouds to the south were pink, too.

And then darkness. Day is done.



Blogger Sally Roseveare said...

Nice photos!

9:21 AM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

Sorry about your yard. I hope it is easily fixed.

9:51 AM  
Blogger R.M. said...

Great pictures - sorry about the off-road incident on your lawn.

9:33 AM  

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