One of These Things...


It's like the farm is on fire these days.


The blueberry bushes are blazing red.



The Japanese Maples are spectacular.


The dried echinacea and  sunflowers are beautiful.



Even a missing goat has to stop and look back.


And if you have to search for slugs, what prettier place than under blazing red bushes.
Hmm.  It was taking this shot that lead me to a few epiphanies.
1.  Taking pictures of ducks is really hard..and...


2.  One of these things is not like the other!
It's that wee curl in the feather - do you see it.  It doesn't seem like much.
But believe me, it is something!
That tiny added volume on Poppy's behind ...well, it doesn't mean she's been up early using a hot iron or rollers.  It means only one thing.
Poppy is a Pepper.
Or in more simple terms - she is a he.

24 comments:

Rosie said...

Ahhhh...so very pretty...I LOVE your little haven!...and whether Poppy or Pepper that is one cute feathered friend...smile on Rosie

found and sewn said...

I love all your photos. The farms looks like a wonderful place.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Stunning colours! I love the pic of the ducks - very cute!

x x

Firefly Hill said...

Poppy is a pepper? Oh my...

I love your photos. It is just so pretty there...

xo,

annie

Danielle G. said...

Absolutely beautiful. It would be hard to stay inside even it were cold out. Thanks for sharing. I cracked up at the feather curl! Do you mind if I share one of your pictures on my blog?

Southern Lady said...

How cute! The colors are gorgeous on your farm! Carla

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Wowie, so beautiful! I love those ducks. I'm thinking of expanding our "fruit production" beyond apples and pears, and would love to plant blueberry bushes next year. Did you plant all of them yourself? Any tips for planting and care? I'd love to hear from you!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!! Love the reds.

Vintage Home said...

...Does that mean we get to see ...baby ducks in the spring!..
stunning pictures!

pollydove said...

GORGEOUS photos today!!! How awesome for you to be surrounded in such spectacular color!

Love those duck bums!

Kim said...

Such lovely photos of fall

shellie said...

how idyllic!

Becky said...

I apologize for my ignorance, but what does Poppy is a pepper mean? I'm confused. Even so, I think that blueberry bushes in the fall are lovely.

mise said...

I never knew blueberry bushes turned red; they are beautiful. And I never knew about the curl on a duck. There's a lot I don't know. Please tell us more.

Pinecone Camp said...

Looking forward to visiting soon and seeing Poppy and friends up close.

Lady Grey said...

I adore your photos! So soulful! The dried flowers are absolutely beautiful.
oxo

gigiandoliver said...

Love all the red! Absolutely beautiful. And I bet Poppy loves being the only he with two girls always by his side. Maybe you should change his name to Poppa.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These are g o r g e o u s shots! xx

c and d said...

oooh i love these photos! they are stunning. and the Pepper? pretty cute...

Madelief said...

Your garden looks really pretty with the autumn colours. Especially the colour of the blueberry bush is amazing!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Barbara said...

Love those reds! Got a chance to see them in Michigan last week.
And your she is a he? Surprise!

Lea simply said...

I like your pictures, I love red colours.

Vintage Home said...

...CAN'T WAIT TILL THIS WEEKEND!

Brenda Kula said...

What gorgeous photos!
Brenda