This moth was sitting next to the front door….not very camouflaged.
For the first day of fall Glen and I decided to take a little food adventure. We cooked up butternut squash and roasted garlic bisque. I found the recipe here. I have always been very leery of butternut squash because of its tendency to taste pumpkiny. My fears were for naught. The soup was very very good. Plus, an added bonus, I got to use the hand held blender.
Glen and I got home late Sunday night. We didn’t get a chance to sleep in because our crazy birds knew we were home and squawked and screeched until we got up. I just happened to look outside and saw three turkey vultures at the end of our driveway. Apparently something got struck by a car and killed while we were gone and the clean up crew had arrived.
Have no idea what they were consuming because when we left mid morning to go get the cat from the vet’s office it was all gone. Very nice that they cleaned everything up…..but kind of gross too.
On our last full day Glen and I went on a half day horse back ride. It was a cool rainy day, but the horses were nice and warm so we didn’t get cold. It was a very fun and different thing to do, however, my backside was definitely sore by the end of the ride.
My horse is the butt on the left. His name was Chickasaw.
Meet Glens horse. His name was Calhoun.
Off we go…..There was a group of six of us. There was a couple from Boston and the other couple was from upstate New York. The couple from New York had a very had time controlling their horses.
Entering a nice treed area….getting close to our lunch break.
Here I am waiting my turn to get off my horse so I can eat my lunch. The lady in the background with the cowboy hat on was our guide. Her name was Carrie and she was very knowledgeable about the area and….well….horses.
We took a different trail back to the Corral. The guide called it “the hoo doo’s”. It was a very rocky area that was affected by an earthquake. All the rocks were laying every which way.
When we got back to the corral where the horse trailer was, this bull buffalo was walking down the road. Our guide was like we need to hurry, hurry, hurry and get off these horses. She said that buffalo scared her far worse than bears, because buffalo were so very unpredictable and fast.
After our horseback ride we decided to drive over to an area that we hadn’t been to yet, the Tower/Roosevelt area. It was a cloudy rainy day and we didn’t see much and I was having a very hard time keeping my eyes open and kept nodding off. We had decided earlier that we would take a side/scenic road, which turned out to be a non paved road that was rougher than rough. Along the way we came across a momma black bear and her cub. SCORE! The only critters that were on our list to see that we didn’t see were a moose and wolves. Maybe someday we will be able to see them in the wild.
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