Being away for 2 weeks I missed the last 2 prompts, but I will come back during the week and complete it.
Can you believe we are at week #24?! That's almost half of the year gone! gone with the wind :)
I shouldn't complain, as I spent the past 2 weeks in a bliss of relaxation (more or less) - I did some admin work (apparently there is no getting away from that) and put up some fires (apparently there is no getting away from that either), but otherwise I did no work, I trained hard, I competed with joy and focus and I relaxed.
The range we've been at is in the middle of the Appalachians, in the heart of Pennsylvania - the hills are beautiful this time of the year (and most likely every time of the year!). The said range is located on a farm - a pheasant farm. What do birds eat? Real birds eat grains, and these were real birds :)
Somehow I missed the fields last year - or it just didn't click or maybe I was just more aware of the green around me because of Sally's prompt! All I know is that on our first day driving to the farm I was invaded by them - and hit with memories of childhood too.
You see - I haven't seen wheat fields in more years than I care to count (most likely more than the number of weeks that passed by this year). I've forgotten about their deep stern green: it's not the happy-singing green of the trees, it's not the froggy green: it's serious green. And the sound it makes in the wind - it's so pleasant and relaxing!
I love the drive to- and from- Pennsylvania: wherever we're coming from (Ohio, New York, Washington DC, South Carolina) we have to get through the mountains (there is a funny story about the mountains, remind me to tell you someday).
Weather really liked us this time - it barely rained while we trained or were in competitions. It did rain on Monday after competition, allowing us to do simply nothing! Then it was nice and sunny again - until the time came to leave to get home:
This is an incredible combination of rain with fog with a hidden sun. Somewhere through the hills of New York, on a detour :)
As we got closer to Canada the rain cleared out and it all became calm and nice again - and yes, that's the flag that sits in the front with me, in the air radiator (a small paper flag :) ). It helps us feel at home wherever we are!
This is my take on green for this week - for more refreshing views or cars and frogs (you must check Marlene's post for this prompt!) and whatnot - please come and chat with us.
We gather as Miss Sally's and we welcome you!