Saturday, January 30, 2016

Longhorns, A Hailstorm, Bambi and Thumper

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(Artwork: Irene Shpak)

This is gonna be a long post. I could have made several posts from it, but decided against it. (Every once in a while I just prefer having one long post opposed to several short ones. If Susan Branch can do it on her fun and super-popular blog, why can't I on my own little one here? It'll mainly consist of pictures and video, so really... to read it not much brainpower will be required, which is good news if you're reading this before your morning coffee Photobucket).

We've had some really beautiful weather lately. Some days it's been cold and others just like spring. (Typical for us, although - unfortunately - this weekend it's going to get up to 80 degrees. It's very depressing and frustrating not having seasons around here).

I went out for a walk during one of those pretty days, and this is what I captured.

The Longhorns say Hello!

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These cattle live just across the street from us.  photo cow_zpscf581b99.gif

I hardly ever take pics of them, but I LOVE these cows because they're pretty chatty. They're much chattier than the one's living behind us.

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Isn't this too ADORABLE for words? I mean.... Gah!!! So cute.

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Mainly Nighttime photos.....

I still haven't taken any photos of the 5-planets alignment, but there's plenty of time for that. (Until February 20th).

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I haven't done needlepoint in years, but I enjoyed doing these pillowcases. All left to do now is washing, ironing, and finding pillows for them.

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The star Aldebaran made it's appearance on the 18th.

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I wish I could say our fox was back - provided it stays away from the bunnies and birds - but it hasn't. It's only been here twice so far.

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Tuesday afternoon we had a short hailstorm. When those little ice pellets started raining down, those birds flew off like firecrackers towards the gazebo.

The neighbors donkey, "Hugs," looked wretched. Taking shelter beneath a tree, she looked as miserable as The 100 Acre Wood's Eeyore.

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This is the closest thing to snow that we'll ever get. Nothing but pea-sized ice that melts after only a few minutes.

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UPDATE: My main computer has now crashed, so please forgive me for not visiting everyone's blogs. The laptop I'm using is super slow.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Crick Hollow in January

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For those of you snowed in this weekend, today I'll be posting some pics of sunny Texas to keep ya warm and toasty.

Just so you know, I'm incredibly jealous of all that snow because I think snow covering the ground would be really pretty here. I think it would be so much fun to take photos of the neighbor's cattle surrounded by fields of snow. Never in my life have I seen that.

Of course, I've never seen snow completely cover the ground either so that alone - regardless of the location - would be amazing to me.

I wouldn't want snow all winter, but a few times a year would be nice. (We deserve it seeing how hellish our summers are). I think the last time I saw the white stuff was back in 2008, and even that was barely a dusting.

Still, I can't complain because today it's actually really cold. It's so cold we made some homemade fudge. Yum!
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Of course, it'll warm up by tomorrow but at present the cold is here so I'm going to enjoy it!

Here's Batch #2 of my more recent photos.

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Can you believe those are spider webs?! (The video of them is in yesterday's post).

I think it's time to mow that field again. Lol!

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The pic above is a snapshot I took from the first time the fox visited us. (That video is in my last post).

We named the fox "Maid Marian," after the Disney cartoon.

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I wonder what the deer is running from?

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Random Video from Last Night:

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It looks like we now have an even younger Buck visitor, and it's always nice to see the rabbits. I don't see them during the day like I used to.


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