Monday, August 31, 2009

Shadow Dancing

Summer is slipping away. I took Blue out for a ride after work tonight and on the way back down the hill the shadows were L-O-N-G! The days are gradually losing daylight. WAH! I like the cooler temeratures, now in the 80's, but I don't want to lose summer yet. I want more time to ride and dance with the shadows. I think shadows are quite interesting, after all they make me look tall and skinny. :-)
The Snake River, far below us in this pic, was as smooth as glass tonight. Every tree along the river as well as the big bridge was a perfect mirror image. I'm not sure that I have ever seen it so smooth and quiet. The only ripples were those created by a speed boat.
The lizards were racing everywhere, perhaps they know Summer is nearing it's end also. Thankfully I didn't have any rattle snake encounters. :-)
I did see a Great Horned Owl up close and personal tonight as I was changing the irrigation water after my ride. He was big and gorgeous and I went inside to get my camera. Came back out and he was gone, so were the cats. I thought perhaps he had stolen one but nope, they were smart enough to hide under the car!