Holy guacamole, where does the week go? It's Friday (already!), so that means it's time for Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. As usual, there are 3 topics for today: Starts with K, Week's Favourite, and Yellow or Gold.
Starts with K
My husband, Marc, is a huge motorcycle fan, and he has a number of bikes, but one of his most frequently used bikes is his Kawasaki KLR. I think that's a two-fer on the letter K!
The KLR model has come out in various colours over the years. I'm fond of the silver and orange model that he has - I think it's a great colour combination.
He even has a handy pouch that attaches to the handlebars that has the KLR logo on it.
I am sometimes a passenger on this bike. It's not the kind of bike that we'd do many thousands of miles on, but it works for day trips and I am usually pretty comfortable on the rear portion of the seat, thanks to the back rest. Here I am on the bike today - not my usual spot (the back seat), and no, we don't ride motorcycles without helmets, nor do I wear my green garden boots. We are very conscious of safety gear. This was just for a blog picture!
Marc also pointed out to me that the bike had an extra "letter K" feature that I might otherwise miss - it has special tires on it that are referred to as "knobby" tires. They are designed to provide added traction on loose surface material such as sand or gravel.
To be honest, I didn't take many pictures this week. It was a busy week. Marc took vacation this week so that he could work on his garage project. I was busy with some work projects and also some organizing projects. I'm also trying to get prepared for vending at the Nova Scotia Fibre Festival in October, so it's just a busy time. It means I haven't been visiting other blogs as much as I'd like, but sometimes that's just how it goes.
My favourite shot this week is one that I took of Fezzik the Goat in his new surroundings. He seems to be fitting in really well and is comfortable in the woodsy setting. He has such a confident, strong look these days. It's such a contrast from his early days as a weak, health-compromised little goat kid. I am so glad he made it through those hard times. If you want to keep up with Fezzik and his news, "like" his Facebook page!
Yellow or Gold
The season change is just around the corner - autumn is rapidly asserting her presence. Of course, the leaves begin their changes with beautiful shades of yellow and gold, so that was a natural choice for this week's category. I'm noticing a few more yellow tones in the woods surrounding the house lately - both leaves and late flowers. The goldenrod is still in bloom.
There are abundant blooms from the hawkweed in the lawn. It is one of the Hieracium species, but I'm not sure which one. There are so many species of this plant!
The birch have been dropping some yellow leaves, as have the maples.
There are even golden-yellow mushrooms to be found, although some might argue this one is venturing into "orange" territory, rather than yellow or gold!
See you again next week for Friday's Hunt!