it’s a straight drop down #fall  (Taken with Instagram)

it’s a straight drop down #fall (Taken with Instagram)

we went to the bone place to get skulls to keep us company in the rental car #fall  (Taken with Instagram)

we went to the bone place to get skulls to keep us company in the rental car #fall (Taken with Instagram)

if you’ve been following me for a while you might possibly notice that these are photos from a place i’ve visited before — but last time it was mid-winter, and the swamp, creek, and waterfall were all frozen over and pristinely white. here is that photoset. we went back this weekend, in the summer, and it was barely recognizable, but no less beautiful. also of note, we saw a muskrat and very many ducks and geese and a deer and two white cranes or egrets perched in a tree and also heard a fox yelling in the woods at sunset the way foxes do.

seagulls easily tie with foxes for favorite animal (Taken with Instagram)

seagulls easily tie with foxes for favorite animal (Taken with Instagram)

this is the first bridge i ever fell in love with (Taken with Instagram)

this is the first bridge i ever fell in love with (Taken with Instagram)

oh hey chicago i missed you hello (Taken with Instagram)

oh hey chicago i missed you hello (Taken with Instagram)

sunset walks down to the river.

It was Vernon’s mom’s birthday last week and she loves halloween, so we made her this halloween decoration / diorama out of sculpey and dirt and sticks and stuff. (It was Vernon’s idea and so are most of the cute details and stuff, I just helped make it.)

I got this Sheep at a garage sale today and I never want to part with her ever

I got this Sheep at a garage sale today and I never want to part with her ever

Anonymous asked:
.__. why did you take a picture of a dead duck? D:

because it’s beautiful.

i try to appreciate all seasons for their innumerable glorious qualities, and while i do love summer in many respects, let’s be honest, july is a pretty horrid month. july and february can both stop happening in minnesota as far as i’m concerned. so anyway, apologies for the lack of photos, here are a couple not-great ones i took last weekend before fleeing from the mosquitos.