20 October 2011

Everything is bigger in Texas - Part 3

Ewww!  The Texan was brave enough to give you a sense of scale.
This leggy critter was on the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro State Park. I'll post more photos from the park later this week.

16 October 2011

The elusive 'dillo

I love my new camera!!!

14 October 2011

Everything is bigger in Texas - Part 2

I wish that I had the nerve to put something near this spider so that you could see its relative size. Its abdomen was about the size of a golf ball.
It was hanging out on the porch at night and my LED flashlight made it shine like it was studded with gemstones.

12 October 2011

We can't all be morning people

10 October 2011

Early Morning Visitor

What you can't see in this picture is our cat, sitting between the coyote and I. They were having a bit of a staring contest.

Sorry about the pour lighting, coyotes don't hang out in the yard in broad daylight.

09 October 2011

Yay! Clouds!

Clouds make sunrises so much more interesting.

25 September 2011

Roasted Grass

Roasted Grass? Charred Hay? Seared Silage?

24 September 2011

Thank You!

There are too many Thank Yous for me to even try to list.

23 September 2011

Morning Clouds From A 'Cold' Front

This was the cold front that fanned the Central Texas fires.

22 September 2011

Zero- He isn't a 0

Though it did take me 7 months to finish the draft of this post.

Zero is the elder statesman of our cats. He was named after a Japanese fighter plane.
Zero can be a bit elusive, but every few months he decides that he wants some human affection.

21 September 2011

Prickly Pear

Happy Birthday Mom!!

20 September 2011

19 September 2011

Good Morning

Still no measurable rain, but at least we had some clouds this morning. Oh, the possibilities!

03 March 2011

Meet Tex

After posting a picture of Katie, I realized that our cats haven't been featured here yet. So I would like to introduce Tex, also known as T.T.. The Texan rescued her from a Texaco truck stop parking lot on I-10, hence the name.
I won't tell you that she is my favorite of our three cats, because that wouldn't be nice. . . so, I will just say that she has a great personality.

02 March 2011

Front - No Rain

01 March 2011

Snow Remnants

So, no the snow is not still around. But I forgot to post this photo at the time.
When it fell, the snow was way to dry to even make a snowball with. The next day, the snow that remained in shady areas was damp and packable. So I made this snowman. And Katie, the aggressively friendly cat, wanted to cuddle him.
Katie is still around, the snowman. . . well maybe he caught a train headed north.

28 February 2011

Joy! First Daffodils Bloom!

This bloomed yesterday.
This is the tiniest daffodil bloom that I have ever seen. The entire bloom could fit on a dime. And the foliage is about as big around as a garlic chive. But most amazing is that it is one of the daffodils that had to be transplanted last week. And it not only seems ok, but is blooming!!!!
This is the new daffodil layout. The portion of the bed in the right foreground is new. The long curled leaves are paper whites that I was given for Christmas and hopefully will take to life outside.
The elephant also got transplanted. ;)
This one is for you, Mom. My herbs and strawberries before they get eaten by the evil grasshoppers.

25 February 2011

More stuff in the road . . .

I saw this on the way to work. This is the type of thing you don't see on city streets.
Actually, when I was in college in the city, I frequently saw bones from fried chicken. But seeing a big, sun-bleached cow bone is a little different.
The rest of the skeleton was across this fence. I am guessing some dog or coyote had been wandering off with a snack, but when startled by a vehicle dropped the bone.
While I was taking these photos, a guy drove by in a truck and gave me look like that said something like. "What kind of a city slicker takes pictures of cow bones?"
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23 February 2011

It's a bird, It's a plane. . .

On the way down the driveway the other day we saw something in the field. So we headed across the field after it.
It was indeed a big black boar.
Whoops, sometimes taking pictures from a moving vehicle doesn't work so well. For the record, I was the passenger, I don't advicate shooting while driving. ;)

And once the boar made it safely through the fence, he took a breather.
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21 February 2011

Coyote from the kitchen window

One day I will have one of the super cameras with a humongous zoom lens to better catch the critters. But until then. . .
This guy was walking around in the yard one morning, but by the time I had grabbed my camera, he was in the lower field.

14 February 2011


We have a pair of eagles nesting in our lower field.

They seem like a happy couple.


Happy Valentines Day! 

10 February 2011

Snow- No really

I've posted snow pictures here before.
But these are the real thing.
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