Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season

WMNamasteMuckMud splashing almost always off-season here in Colorado, but this year the pond flooded so many times in May that I lost count. In the last few years we’ve had so much unusual weather that unusual weather isn’t unusual anymore. Sigh.

When climate change gets reported, they mention polar bears losing habitat, but it won’t stop there. I worry for horses, too. Seems like a lot of horses are struggling with sore feet right now and adapting to change is a slow process.

I think it’s scary-silly that politicians think they can vote on climate change in Washington, D.C. Scientists don’t think so, and neither do I–but then I work outside every day.

If politicians are going to think that a vote is all it takes to control the planet, I say we lobby for just a little less gravity. If that doesn’t work, we could vote in different politicians–ones who spend time outside every now and then.

Anna Blake, Infinity Farm.

WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My photos are taken with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high tech.

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season

  1. Christine E. Hilker

    Totally agree. Climate change is very real and I fear we have waited too long to deal with it. The future will be a very different world than we have known.

  2. Corey

    Gosh. What a surprise: I couldn’t agree with you more. Again.

    I’ve been fearing for the horses for a couple of years now here in N.Z. where also the weather “patterns” have shifted so dramatically the past 15 years I’ve lived here. Living in mud for almost 6 months out of the year now, I can at least assure you that horse’s feet CAN survive it: the question is only whether our aging backs can with all the added work it takes to make that so.

    And I too have begun to wonder recently whether Chairman Mao didn’t have the right idea (wrong execution of it, you should excuse the pun……) of sending all the intellectuals out to the country to work on the farms for a few years to get in touch with reality.

    1. Maggie Frazier

      What a great idea! It seems our politicians need to pull their heads out of wherever they are (sorry-but isn’t it true?) and GO OUT SIDE! The idea that the answer to climate change or global warming lies in THEIR hands? Ridiculous! Unfortunately, Corey – calling them intellectuals is really a far cry from the truth.

  3. I worry about how it will affect food sources for our horses. Here in California, hay is usually plentiful – but in our fourth year of drought, hay production is being threatened. Hopefully this will break at some point, but it’s likely we’ll never return to the more “normal” patterns.

    On a lighter note, if you haven’t already you should watch this clip from John Oliver on the silliness of the “debate” over climate change: https://youtu.be/cjuGCJJUGsg

    1. Your drought is frightening, everything I hear is so depressing . Ours seems to have broken but to the other extreme and whatever the new normal is, it will be different. AND dang I love John Oliver. Thanks.

      1. Maggie Frazier

        Between John Oliver & Jon Stewart – they sure do keep our politicians in their place (& Fox news)!
        As for the drought in the West – Doesn’t it strike you that with all OUR water issues back here (NY) someone should figure a way to balance things out!

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