Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reptile hunter

Looked out the front door one day and spied a roadrunner in the dog pen. Grabbed the camera in time to catch him with his snake bounty.

 And off he or she ran to go feed it to its young ones.


Um, excuse me! Can you come back and get this one?
Yeah, yeah. Totally different day (actually night) taken with my cell phone on the back steps of our deck.
 Sometimes you've just got to throw photos together into one post, you know?
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Winner of September's Giveaway... and another Texas blogger pal!

The winner of the giveaway is Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow! Seems this little Carolina Wren did not want to fly very far and will remain in East Texas territory!

Thank you to everyone who entered and commented. I've got October's drawing ready to go so will be posting it in a week or so.

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Speaking of Texas bloggers, I got to meet my second blogger friend this week. Sandy, aka TEXAN, and I met up at a Walmart about half-way in between our places. We gabbed while we shopped - she only picked up a few things while I had the cart laden down with dog food and a zillion other items. One thing in common, however, we both bought our favorite wines. :)

Sandy is the cutest thing - beautiful, happy, passionate, talented, healthy, and down-to-earth. She showed up in blue jeans and cowboy boots, just like on her blog's header photo. :)

The reason we finally managed to make the meet-up happen? Mammoth beef bones! Sandy saw me post about the bone picnic our pups enjoyed and asked me to pick some up for her new giant 'baby', Keeper, the next time I was at the feed store. So, even though she wouldn't let me post a photo of her, she did give me permission to post her armload o' bone bounty. Keeper is a happy boy. :)
These should hold him for a little while...

Sometimes Crime Does Pay

We've had a few interlopers in the neighborhood again. One day I looked out towards the back pasture and spotted a few new equines in the neighboring field. It didn't take them long, and they made it all the way up to our neighbor's front pasture.

We knew who these beautiful mules belonged to and the neighbor and I paid a visit to the old man that lives beyond the creek and woods behind her property. He agreed to come retrieve his escapees.
Although well-fed and cared for, the mules have no grazing area on his small acreage, and he feeds a lot of round hay bales to keep them healthy.

By the time the old man came over to retrieve his mules, our neighbor agreed to let them stay in a cross-section of her back pasture so they'd be able to graze for a while.




 






The moral of this story? It pays to be half-assed and trespass, sometimes.
Linking to Camera Critters

Friday, September 28, 2012

Time again for green reflections

with a bit of blue hue, too.


Bendy straw impersonation




"Mirror, mirror..."

 Linking to Green Day
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Texas Fencery

A gate to a hidden-away ranch.
The side fencing.
I count 4 different fencing styles in one place.
And a little barn in the distance, tucked in between.

A blissful Texas scene, in a heavy-on-the-fences sort of way. :)
Linking to Friday's Fences
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