Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some Steamy Scenes

Now that I have your attention, I'll use this post as a cell phone photo dump, of sorts. The steamy scenes were from the end of January. A foggy, cool morning, steam was rising off Zim's butt as he ate his breakfast in the barn.

Gem wasn't steamed, at all.
Tuxedo may have been a bit miffed at having his photo taken.
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The next few scenes are from February. We've not had any further interlopers invading our back pasture from across the creek/woods. However, Next Door Neighbor ended up with a young stud in her pasture for a couple of days. It took us and another elderly neighbor about 2 hours one day to chase him back across the fenceline and get it re-wired up, again.
While back there, saw Mr. Longhorn that had previously worn the hammock tangled across his horns. He was looking much freer and more comfortable this visit. Sorry for the shots into the sun, but I wasn't going to try to find a better angle from his side of the fence.


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Finally, a few shots from March. These were taken from the barn loft window while I was hanging out with Tuxedo one afternoon. The pond received more good rain and run-off this month. Things are greening up nicely.
 You can see two black-bellied whistling ducks standing on the pipe fence section.

139 comments:

Fiskarn said...

Nice landscape and lovely shots of the horses and the other animals.

Linda said...

Nice photo journey around the ranch this morning! I am glad things are greening up...here and there! Have a great day!

Tanya said...

haha mr tux does look annoyed with you! how did they get the hammock out of mr longhorn's horns? sounds dangerous!

Tiago Braga said...

Lovely Cat =)
the horses are very beauty too

Hugs

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool pics! Love the steer, I think you should have hopped the fence, he looks tame enough... to this city girl:@)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

What a nice way to start my day. Horses, a cat, a longhorn and the Whistling Ducks that are characters! Hanging out in the loft with Tuxedo sounds like such a wonderful summer kind of thing. I would love to hang out in a loft today and read. Enjoy your Wednesday Tex!

Mike said...

You being a photo-grapher, I knew what the 'steamy' title of this post meant. No foolin' me. (this time) heh

I think Tuxedo is 'miffed' from having to eat out of that 'dog' dish. ;)

Comment1 said...

Nice to see Mr. Longhorn doesn't have to curse his long horns any more!

Felicity said...

#1 SO pleased to learn that Mr Longhorn is hammockless!

#2 Extra happy about your lush pond -yay Hughie!

#3 A steamy butt in the morning is rarely a good thing, but I think you managed to find a positive

#4 Loving the round up of the year to date in this format.

Happy days lovely You!
x

Catherine said...

Very fun photos! And I love the ducks below ~ so cute!
xo Catherine

Sandra said...

really enjoyed the photo dump, thanks for another glimpse of the long horn, he is a fine looking specimen. love the steamy butt... and sooo jealous over your view from your barn, i would hang out to. so beautiful and glad the rain came and brought back your pond

Lynne said...

It doesn't matter what, where, when I see your photos . . . they tell me a story and leave me feeling delight . . .

MarmePurl said...

Ditto above comment!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

An interesting assortment of pictures. I especially like the Longhorn with the sunbeams visible.Those are great shots.

V.L. Locey said...

Oh you stinker! You got me with that header alright! Lovely images as always. =)

Gone Country said...

Love the look on tuxedo's face!

I am so happy to see that pond looking like a pond again!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

"Steamy Scenes" haha! Love your pics, and I am thrilled to see your pond has filled up. Oh, and all that green!!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Love the view from the barn loft, that would be my favorite place to escape to, "IF" I had a barn!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Great photo story, like the horse's ..we need rain here too.

enjoy your day.
Peter

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Steamy shots - lol - you oughta get some interesting google hits off that ;-)

Your pond is looking great!

Ellie said...

A great selection of shots you got there. I had to laugh at your "steamy shots" - not sure what I was expecting lol.

Michael said...

actually really like the second photo o Mr. Longhorn...into the sun works well with the rays adding an interesting effect... love the titillating title

dr momi said...

Man those Longhorn horns are long
:-)

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Gorgeous pics. Theresa. Love the horses....but that longhorn is impressive, beautiful view from the barn loft. But my favorite (you knew it already) has to be the one of Tux!

DJan said...

What a fun set of pictures! I love the ones of Mr. Longhorn looking quite put out by having his picture taken. What horns! And Tuxedo is definitely not having a good day... :-)

Chatty Crone said...

Interesting pictures today. What caused the steam off his bacK? sandie

parker said...

Great little look-around this morning. Fine looking green grass and leaves around the pond!

latebloomerbuds said...

That pic of Tuxedo is a riot! Such a nice variety this morning dear T! Loving the green!! Margie

Barb said...

Gorgeous photos of your horses - I like the close-ups. I don't think that fence between you and Mr. Longhorn would be enough for me . . . but I do love the sun shots! and I'm loving that your world is 'greening up'!

Mama Hen said...

Just discovered your blog, and am now a follower. Love it!

Kathy said...

We're having a foggy morning here today. Sort of unexpected! Love the pic of the cat.

Buttons said...

Oh these are great shots. I can't believe the horns on that cow.
You have such a pretty little spot I am so happy you share it with us all. B

Linda said...

It looks as if you have a very nice place there. The scenes with the pond look so peaceful. Tuxedo didn't seem to be feeling the peace, though. I love the look he was giving you.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Really long horn !!!!

Jill said...

I am sure Mr. Longhorn remembers you with fondness!!

Love your hangout view. Gorgeous!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That was an enjoyable "tour"!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Deck the halls w/ bones & what? on Tuxedo's food bowl... can't read that last word.

I don't blame you for not getting another angle of Mr Longhorn, nope, not one bit! =0
How long did he strut the hammock headgear?

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Poor Mr. Longhorn has to live in a dump! The pond looks wonderful.I would not have noticed the ducks in the first pond shot had you not mentioned it. Sinbad wanted me to say we need more pictures of Mr. Tuxedo.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Loved the photo story.....I love your big babies down to your little kitty...

Randy said...

Your kitty is adorable.

Deb said...

The pond is looking good and so is the green on the trees!

bailey-road.com said...

Quite a contrast between your place and Mr. Longhorn's home. No wonder they always escape.
Thanks for letting us visit with your critters.

Susan said...

Great pictures! I love seeing more of your life around the ranch. The pond looks more like a lake now. It all looks awesome Theresa. I just love Tuxedo. Such a pretty cat!

MTWaggin said...

I thought Tuxedo was miffed because he was having to eat out of a D.O.G. bowl! So good to see your pond with water again.

Sylvia K said...

Love all the four-legged friends and visitors! Great shots as always. Mr. Longhorn is looking good! And Tuxedo does indeed look a bit miffed!! The pond looks lovely!

Sylvia

Bob Bushell said...

I love youyr horses Theresa, and the Longhorn, he can do a load of trouble, but he wouldn't..........

SweetMarie said...

The steamy butt is too funny! Your horses are such gorgeous animals! It's so good to see Mr Longhorn again. :) He looks much better without the hammock tied to his head. Sure wish he had some green grass. :) Your pond is so serene looking. I could sit by it for hours. :)

islandwonder said...

What a gorgeous farm. The young stud looks like he is full of himself.

Texan said...

LOL Tuxedo looks down right annoyed LOL.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Very nice photos of all the animals. I shudder at the thought of a stud running around and looking for mares. WHY do people keep studs???? If you're not going to do sensible breeding, then CUT those things off!!!
Your pond is so lovely. Do you keep mosquito eating fish in it?

Farm Girl said...

How nice, I like all of those shots. I think it is nice to see these all in a row. Your pond looks beautiful and I love how green everything is this year.

bon bon said...

ha! try not to look so cranky, tuxedo, and mom might take more photos of you!

beautiful views of the spread, tex, and i love the backlit pix with the rays of sun on mr. longhorn. :o)

Furry Bottoms said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! :) And that is a view of the pond that I've never seen, I don't think. It is beautiful! And the horse's butt steaming, how fun! :) I love Tuxedo. I had a girl tuxedo cat named Tiamat at one time. She was a pure bitch, but she loved me.

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

what a delightful post, teresa!

absolutely love seeing those adorable 4-legged fellows!

Mariette said...

Dearest Theresa,

Lovely shots of your animals that are well cared for! Thanks for the update on your precious ducks!
Love,

Mariette

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! Those Longhorns are impressive.

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to see your area from different months all together in one post. Lots happening there!

Janie said...

Beautiful scenes from your home place. Love the steamy horse back and the Longhorn!

Sall's Country Life said...

That Zim is one HOT stud muffin!!
It's great to see green pastures again isn't it?

Barbara said...

Great shots from your phone! Love the one of Tuxedo and your pond is looking wonderful!!

Rose said...

These are great, Teresa. I feel like you have just given me a small tour of your world.

Sally said...

Great photo's, as always. :)

Robin said...

T, great post! Love the Horse shots! Steamy butt and all!
Great shots of the Longhorn. That's quite a rack he's got! A beauty. I kind of like the sun flares too!
Glad to see the pond is doing well. I hope your summer isn't quite as extreme this year!

Jan n Jer said...

What a nice setting you have surrounding you.

Breathtaking said...

The view of the pond is even more
beautiful now that it's surrounded
by green grass and leavy trees.
The ducks on the fence are cute,
those ducks get everywhere! All other pics are great,such a nice
selection.

Genie said...

WOW!!! Is this a change from the landscape before the rains.Loved seeing hour horses up close. They are so beautiful. Now, here comes the stupid question....the cow with the horns. It that a bull? I see Tanya’s comment so now I am guessing Longhorns are a tripe of cow that has long horns. The kitty photo is my favorite. It is just so cute. genie

Eyeliquor said...

Love them!

Tammy said...

Great set of photos! Tuxedo is adorable, I have a tuxedo kitty as well:) love the view from the barn loft window! I'd be spending alot of time there!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

From the title, I was expecting from a Sharon Stone movie ;-)

Mr. Longhorn is looking pretty buff!

heyBJK said...

Great phone shots! The longhorn does look better without the hammock. Horses rarely get miffed about having their photo taken, but I'm thinking Tux may be miffed about having dogs on his bowl. :-) I think the ducks are mental.

Paula said...

All the animal pictures are great but I was straining my eyes trying to read the last word on the kitty food bowl.

holdingmoments said...

Great selection Theresa. I love Mr. Longhorn; he looks the business.

Patty Woodland said...

Beautiful horses! Love the longhorn too. There is just something about them

John McElveen said...

I am so in Love with this post! The Sun on Mr Longhorn was like a rainbow over him! I covet thy Pond!!!!

Your Horses are awesome!


John

Sharon said...

The pic of Zim is a surprise to me. He's got one hot A--!

Lovely pictures, so glad you have your pond again!

barbara l. hale said...

Great shots of your steamed-up Zim. Love Tuxedo's bowl. It does look like things are greening up nicely. Happy Spring!!

Pam said...

I love those steamy house shots, T. And looking over your shoulder at Mr Longhorn and the lovely scenery.
Cheers :)

Nancy said...

I love visiting your ranch and seeing all that's going on with your critters.....

Love those horses...

Eva Ason said...

Nice pictures - lovely horses and cute cat :)

joo said...

Mr Longhorn is awesome!

Marie said...

Some really great photos! Love that steamy butt! :-) And the bull with his impressive horns. All the horses, though are just so pretty!

quies said...

Nice pics.

Mr Longhorn look impressive with those scary horns, and what a story you told untangling him from the hammock. I can see why horns and hammocks don`t mix.

Nice with water in the pond and the green on the trees.
We`ve had summer temperature here the past few days.

Have a nice evening!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, This is my first glimpse of Tuxedo kitty. He is a wonder! I used to have a black and white domestic shorthair just like Tux many years ago. Such a good looking ranch cat! Have a super good day today and a nice Thursday tomorrow!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Wonderful pics, Theresa! My, what big horns you have Mr. Longhorn! I wouldn't want to get on his bad side. If TX wasn't so far from us, I'd think Boots has been visiting you! The kitty looks so much like our neighbor kitty! Enjoy your day, it's gorgeous here and I'm turning off this computer and going outside now!

Larry Ostby said...

What a great series of photos. I like them all but the 1st longhorn photo and your March photos are my faves. Oh... Love that pond.

Poppy said...

Lovely photos, I especially love the horses, but Tuxedo is lovely too :)

Fjällripan said...

It looks so lovely green at the pond now! and I see the sweet ducks are sitting there on the fence :) Beautiful photos of your horses too!!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images to see... a few of my local farms are now breeding Longhorns...
I believe they became unpopular because of the barn space they need when over wintering.

I hold my hands up and apologize.. the blog title did have me rushing to view the post.. xx

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aw, he looks tame enough- NOT! Great pics today! Glad your pond is filling back up- I'm hoping we have a better summer this year, or should I say- wetter summer!

Rain said...

Hey-some days it feels like steam rising off my butt too!! Great shots! missed your humor this past week away!!
~~Rain

Lindsjö taxar said...

What nice pictures from your farm. The pond is beautiful. You live very nice there....

Pat Tillett said...

Hi there!
Nice photos and I would also stay as far away from those horns as possible. It must have been an adventure to get that stuff off of his horns.
Glad to see that your pond has filled up.

Carole M. said...

a nice sequence of pics from around about your place - I especially like the last two; good to see all that water happening

Giga said...

Ale rogi, chyba by się w drzwiach nie zmieściła przez nie. Pozdrawiam. ***But the horns, except that the door did not fit through it :-). Yours.

Candy C. said...

I think Tuxedo is annoyed at having to eat from a DOG bowl! LOL!!
Mr. Longhorn certainly does look happier without his hammock headwear!

Debbie said...

haha...well that's a great title and i quite like the rays of light in the "too bright pictures"!!

it's really greening up nicely there and i love these posts where you talk to us more ;)))

Debbie said...

and 96 comments, your like a rock star!!

edenhills said...

What a great trip through the last couple of months. They are such great shots.

Hilary said...

Love the steamy rumps shot. Such beautiful creatures in dreamy, steamy light. Tuxedo.. adorable!

SouthCoast Guy said...

great shots...I don't blame you for not trespassing onto Mr Longhorns yard!

CameraCruise said...

Great series of beautiful photos!
Mr. Longhorn looks like a handsome guy now.

Michaele said...

I really like the barn loft photos of the pond! It is a perspective on it I have never seen and it is just lovely! I can just see you up there too : )

deb duty said...

These are all wonderful. I'm loving using my phone's camera a lot lately too. It's amazing how good they are now.

eileeninmd said...

Theresa, I love your horses, they are so pretty. The last shot of the pond with the whistling ducks is my favorite.

Gillian Olson said...

Hey great shots, not only do you have gorgeous horses and dogs I also see you have a very handsome cat. I wouldn't have got any closer to that longhorn either, those shots were fine.

missing moments said...

Glad there is no more hammock on the horns!

Dar said...

Yes, Mr. Longhorn Does have long horns...mercy...Shall keep my distance. Steamy butt...lol...I'm in love with Tuxedo. He reminds me of a stray we once took in, we named him Snowball, tho he was Black like your kitty. Reason?...he finally came in the house during a blizzard. Your green looks great. Can you believe it?...we are greening up 2 months early but not complaining. I saw our first bluebird today.
BlessYourHeart

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Wonderful photos!! Thanks for dumping them all on WW! :-) Have a happy day!

Rohrerbot said...

I love your little community of characters.....I include the pond as one of them because it attracts a lot of visitors. Your kitten's face is adorable...."Get that camera off of me!" Gorgeous area. Mr. Longhorn should cross over:)

rainfield61 said...

March is welcome.

So green.

MarieElizabeth said...

I really like the longhorn ones, sun flare and all. Yea, not going over to his side wither!

Cat said...

My aunt and I went driving through the hill country yesterday looking for wildflowers and wildlife to photograph. We weren't disappointed...I believe this is one of the most spectacular wildflower seasons I've ever seen! I thought of you several times as I was shooting barns, horses and cows!

Annette said...

That longhorn is a handsome fellow.

wayside wanderer said...

Awe, I like seeing your horses eating and also how green everything is. So so pretty.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Your comment: Yes its an unusal roe. He has of course a genetic defect and must be shot in August when the stalking on bucks starts. I look forward to se the antlers when he got rid of the velvet?(right word) on them.

Linda R said...

Such great photos.. I just love that photo of Mr Tuxedo.

Hugs, Linda

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots! I think the sun looks good streaming across the horns. I wouldn't have gotten any closer either. The tuxie does seem a little miffed about the photo session.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Oh I love that guy with the big horns!

JM said...

Beautiful river scene! The horses are wonderful but I'm amazed at Mr. Longhorn.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Ooops, almost missed this post entirely... How fun that you live with such sweet favs. The horses, the cat, the visiting birds and critters that belong to neighbors, all makes for such fun shares from you and I do enjoy them very much~

ladyfi said...

Fabulous steamy and soft shots! You've captured the light beautifully.

Nancy said...

Ok, I'm ready to visit Texas. Beautiful scenery. Love your horses and your commentary. Always fun to see what's going on at your ranch.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Great pics! Mr. Longhorn looked like a totally different longhorn from the side than the front. Love Tuxedo, he looks sooooo soft.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a bunch of good looking horses eating their breakfast.... loved the 'steamy' post title LOL! I don't think I'd want to accidentally meet up with that longhorn fellow... looks like he could move pretty fast if he wanted to. Love your pond! Enjoy your day...hope you don't get any storms today.
Maura :)

Rural Revival said...

I think Tuxedo might be more miffed about eating from a dog dish. Possibly? : )

Ron said...

Love the cat shot!

gowestferalwoman said...

Look at all that GREEN!!

Spring has Sprung, yay!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hurray, the pond has water!
Love the pic of Tuxedo- back away and no one gets hurt! haha
The longhorn has a sweet face- I don't think he's a killer. ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful to see the green -- hooray for Spring.

Brita said...

What fantastic horn! Lovely light rainbow over the bull. pleasant environment for the animals. Great pictures / brita

Jenn Jilks said...

We're so brown and dry. We could use rain.
I love the shots, and your comments!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Kerry said...

omg, those loooong horns... and scuze me, but your cat is eating out of your dogs' bowl: how insulting for the dogs!

Deb said...

awesome photos Tex...love those gates..I'm playing catchup...

georgettesullins said...

What an interesting set of pictures! Steam of his back? Wow! Those are about the straightest horns I have ever seen.

Nancy Claeys said...

Neat to see your critters up close! Beautiful! :)

pattisjarrett said...

Nice view! Is that barn loft for rent? Uh--Do scorpions climb? Can't say as I blame you for staying on your side of the fence. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Somehow, the cat's dish doesn't match the look om his face!!!...:)JP

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

What a day!
Steamy and a little bit more :)
You live in a lovely place.

They are looking great those Longhorn. Very respectful looking :)
Are they harm or a little bit more wild in the way of living?

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Love this post and love your hood. My gosh what a great place and your own pond... sigh

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