I wish I could say it were another dollar my way but it is not…at least not yet…and the day isn’t over! It was overcast and much cooler today when I went out the old familiar gate to take some different pictures. The pond has had some sounds of hidden life but I’ve yet to capture anything much on film as far as it’s concerned. I love how things sound out by the pond…chirping of various insects, quacking of ducks…who won’t let me get anywhere near them, an occasional pheasant squawking…even the lowing of cows…I just love it. The few things that are growing well in the drought are doing well indeed…just look at these thistles. I expect they will be amazing when they fully blossom. Sometimes I feel that I’m under austerity measures when it comes to photos with the dry weather but even in this there’s some interesting things. Look at the symmetry on this thing ! I ran across some interesting combinations out there today…bland variety aside from the yellow but I like it none the less. This is another combo I liked…it seems so fitting for fall. The cows were giving me some questioning stares. Yellow still is the most outstanding color out there so far…we’ll see if it keeps it’s reign or the purple of the thistles overtakes it. I glanced back as I headed back to the house and marveled again at how dry it is. At this point the cows lost all interest in me and headed home themselves. Last shot of the day was this brilliant red bloom…at least something is still alive and colorful in the garden.