Most days when the sun rises in a fiery red sky, there's a weather change on the horizon.
Yesterday, that was not the case.
This beautiful sunrise heralded an equally beautiful Autumn day... blue skies, light breeze, plenty of sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid-seventies. Perhaps a little warmer than I would like for this time of year, but I am not going to complain. It was just too beautiful a day to find any fault.
I arose early and headed out to do morning chores in the dark.
Because I had a mid-morning appointment and would be unable to get the horses back in from the pasture on time, I decided to instead throw them some hay for breakfast.
It's no surprise that they were not happy with this arrangement... a few snorts and foot stomping were offered in protest.
Equines are definitely creatures of habit, and to them, mornings are for pasture grazing.
I was met with glaring eyes on every subsequent trip to the barn after that. You can't see it, but under that fly mask, Moonie is giving me the stink-eye (but only one stink eye!)
On my last daylight trip out to the barn, I happened upon these mushrooms...
The one in the distance caught my eye... it's one I had not previously seen on the farm.
The shape was typical, however the surface shined like gold. A little research told me that this mushroom is part of the Amanita muscaria family and is poisonous. This mushroom is typically seen in a red color, but can also be found in this golden yellow. In red, it is my very favorite specimen, so I am very happy to have found this one!
To Karen.... you asked when I learned to knit. Several times during my life, I tried to learn to knit but was unsuccessful. Then about 7 years ago I was inspired by a fellow blogger who did beautiful knitting. I decided to buckle down and learn once and for all. I consulted YouTube videos and challenged myself to learn the basics and then to keep learning new techniques. Like everything... practice, practice, practice!