Monday, August 29, 2011

Roadside Randomocity II







Can you feel that searing heat pouring down? I sure can!

86 comments:

Paula said...

Thank God for electrical lines. After the sun went down yesterday there was still not a breath of fresh air. Just being outside and idle sweat was running down my face.

Jill said...

I don't know why but I have always loved pictures along fence lines. These and your tree shots are great!

I wish I could send you cooler air and rain...

Diana Ferguson said...

Love your pics this morning. (Those silly electrical lines are always in my way.)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great shots, TexWisGirl. I do feel the heat. Whew!

Snapper II said...

Great post.
Trees in various stages of their life cycle. And oooohhh the heat.
The cattle have the right idea.

Lynne said...

What one can see if we let it , . .
branch pillar
electrical line angles
parched land
fenced trailing vine
solo
abandoned
artistry

Tammy said...

Love the bit of vine on the one fence...a nice natural frame for the cow.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That first tree is pretty crazy looking!

Sandra said...

thanks for my early am trip to Texas, makes me sad to see the dead grass. i like both the dead tree and the green tree. and agree the power lines add to the dead tree, it makes a statement.

Lois Evensen said...

I can just feel the "dry!" :(

Very nice images, though. I like the way all the animals can tell you are there and kindly look at the camera for the picture.

Sharon said...

Love the old dead tree, a whole lot of character there!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I always love the photos from your side of the world.


Take care

Roan said...

Could you please order up a cool weekend for my Texas visit? Otherwise my friends will want to hang out inside and drink margaritas. Oh darn!

Love that top tree. It has one finger pointed upward, begging for water.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting how trees can grow and the picture of the tree w/o any leaves - second from bottom - beautiful!

You guys are about 6 days from making the all time heat record there I heard this am - which is 69 days. Hope it breaks soon.

Allison said...

That sure is DRY. I love these pictures. I hope Texas has a place in its heart for me. ;)

euthymic said...

Beautiful photos. I love unique looking trees, too. Randomocity is a word I shall treasure in my ever growing upcycled vocabulary:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

My brother says it has been very dry in El Campo. One of his trees died from the dry conditions.

Dicky Bird said...

Neat pictures of trees. Sorry for the heat...at least someone was able to make hay down there....

Melodie said...

That first tree makes me think of a bony finger coming out of the earth and pointing to the sky!

Texan said...

Love the gnarly trees put that with the moon shots in the post before and its Halloween!

Woody said...

You need to take another shot of the gnarly tree at night with a fill moon. Positively spooky.

The fence leads the eye down to the horizon very nicely in the first shot.

Jan n Jer said...

First of all..love your word...Radomocity!! I can feel the heat radiating from your photos. Love the one with that tiny little house or shed! I do see they have a AC unit! I dont know how you all can stand this...guess you have no choice..but to move out of state! Endurance is the word that comes to mind here! Hope relief comes your way soon.

KAT said...

great photos...you have a very artistic eye..love the trees
KAT

bj said...

Oh, yes..I can sure feel the heat. Out here in West Texas, I try not to even get outside. So hot..so dry. We went to one of the grands football games the other night and at 7, it was still over a hundred. If I could have even FOUND any water, I would have jumped in, just like the cow.:)

Your photography is so good. I've never seen such clear, sharp pictures.

My Life And Everythng InBetween said...

Love the picture of your ranch on the side! Very pretty! I also love the cattle and the hay! We have farmlands like that here. and I really love the last picture of the tree!!

Amish Stories said...

Really liked those images, and yes i can almost feel that heat just by looking at some of them. Richard

Clint said...

I hear y'all got some rain this mornin'. And I heard the temp dropped to 90 overnight. Fall has arrived in the Lone Star State!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Cool trees! And yes, it DOES look hot in those photos!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Great pictures again. The dead tree is so impressive - poor thing.

We've got some rain last night and early this morning. I'm praying for some relief for you guys too!
xxxxxxxxx

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great "Randomocity" post.. I'm always fascinated when seeing old dead trees. We have tons of pictures of them also. Each of them takes on its own personality, doesn't it???

Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Nice series! Trees are one of my favorite subjects.

Louise said...

Those cows look like they are just soaking up the pleasure of standing in that refreshing water. You do live in beautiful country, even when it's parched and dry.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots - I love the last one of the lone tree, hanging on because of deep roots, I guess. Rainy wishes for you in Texas!

Dina said...

I had heard you guys were having a drought but these pictures really tell the story. Too bad you couldn't steal some of that rain from Irene. Just a few drops anyway.

Furry Bottoms said...

I love those trees! But wow, yes, all the heat comes through those pictures!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the little red house. Do you know what the story is with it? Yes, I can well imagine the oven-like heat.

don said...

You made such good use of wires, dead trees and pretty scenes in this fine series. Interesting all the way through. Well done.

Barb said...

Oh yes - you have illustrated it very well! those cows and the smart ones . . . I really like your dead tree.

Sylvia K said...

These random shots are awesome! Love those bare trees and their twisted limbs! Terrific composition as always! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Country Mouse Studio said...

These are wonderful but boy it's dry, is that usual? Any rain lately?

Flora said...

Oh yes I can feel the heat!

Mama-Bug said...

I absolutely love the photo of that old dead tree!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I'd gladly share my cold and wet with you if I could. I'm the other face on the flip-sided coin of depressing. xo Jenny

Candy C. said...

Love the random shots of the trees! I've always been partial to gnarly old trees! :)

wayside wanderer said...

Ah, Texas. Love it. Did you get some rain this morning? I woke up to thunder and the sound of the wet stuff coming down. Hope you got some, too.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I like how that cow keeps looking back at you in those shots. Cows always look mad to me and for some reason that tickles me.

Barbara said...

Yes, I feel the heat! Still beautiful roadside shots - what I love about Texas!

Andrew said...

Beautiful landscape images... You live in a lovely part of the world.
Ok you are a little bit warm... but I have a wooly jumper on at the moment and it's still only August....

Kay said...

I love these photos. They remind my of when my late husband and I made trips to northern California and saw scenery like this.

Kay

Debbie said...

oooohhhhh i just LOVE that last shot. these are great pictures t, really pretty.

do you get fall there?? & when does it generally cool off. on our weather channel it said you are still above 100 for the next 5 days!! no rain. you probably know that!!!

Nova said...

Different to my place, but I love to watch your pictures and your place. It's interesting every day.

missing moments said...

I love that last picture T.
Still without power up here.
Thank goodness for Panera!

Pricilla said...

I hope you get some rain soon

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful countryside.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your photos really dramatize the heat you've experienced this summand and the resulting barren landscape. Oh, I wish for more rain for you soon!

Hilda R.B said...

Love the trees. Beautiful photos from you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the pictures and adore the word 'randomocity'....that's kind of a description of the way I live my live these days!

Ms. Becky said...

hey, there's water! I see water! great shots TWG. I especially like the red shack with the window AC unit, and the dead tree standing. happy day to you.

Darcie said...

Oh my-I can definitely feel the heat! The cattle have the right idea :)

Deb said...

awesome shots...you can feel the heat from your photos...

Susan said...

Now them some awesome pictures girlfriend!!!!

Frank Baron said...

Looks like a lovely spot. You can keep those temps though, tyvm. ;)

Marissa ♥ said...

Looks like the cows know how to beat the heat!

I wish it would cool down for you guys - the sky is still beautiful, though!

:)
Hope you had a good weekend, T!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great photos! In spite of the heat, it still looks beautiful there. And those electric lines means...A/C!! I couldn't have survived without it this summer, it's been plenty hot here in MO. Take care and stay cool!

lisa said...

These photographs are wonderful! I especially love the way you composed the third one.

Robin said...

T, great shots. Sure lots of gnarly trees around there!
Everything looks pretty brown!

A Quiet Corner said...

That twisted gnarly tree is GORGEOUS!!!...:)JP

Samantha said...

It just LOOKS hot.
Love love those twisty trees

Rose said...

Oh, wow, love your randomness....I love that last and love the first one of that lone dead tree. I would like either in B&W!

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

With or without the electric lines, I love the twisted tree.

Maelgi said...

What beautiful pictures, a dead eucalyptus, and your forest, beautiful site. regards

SweetMarie said...

Love how the cows look at you and pose for the pic,lol! I can't pick a favorite out of the tree pics, they're all amazing!

Michaele said...

The last photo looks like a painting. Thanks for the look-around.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots,but it does look very hot.

Hilary said...

Oh that does look dry but that's some tree.

pattisjarrett said...

Great shots. It does look awfully hot and dry. What is your winter like?

James said...

I really like the bottom for shots but I'm glad I don't have to be in the heat. :)

madrassi said...

Wonderful capture friend!
So much space around your place and if not heat its fantastic to live in this countryside city.

The cow in the water is my fav here :)

Joe said...

Looks like the only thing green is the weeds.

Buttons said...

Oh Texwis This looks so hot I do wish you would get the rain.
I love the dead tree I have always loved dead trees I don't know why.Great pics. B

Susan said...

Yes, I can feel the heat through your photos. Beaut shots. Little patches of green still visible.

Millie said...

I just love the swish on the top of that first tree!

Catherine said...

Gosh ~ it does look hot there!!!!
xo Catherine

georgettesullins said...

This last tree is gorgeous and looks to give beautiful, luscious shade.

Margaret said...

Yellow, yellow... to much. The broken branch on the ground in the last photo is quite dramatic.

Desiree said...

It certainly looks very dry and parched and barren...those trees must be lifesavers for any animals in that heat!

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