Thursday, September 12, 2019

Out and about, a bit

Lots of pain today. Some days are like that. I know whats causing the pain -- smooshed nerve roots. I don't know why some days hurt more than others. I suppose I could come up with a solid hypothesis but for some reason it seems like too much work. Ah, well. If the past is any indicator of the future, tomorrow will likely be better.

Red wanted to go for a ride this morning and look at some cows. I think she misses Dad.

A while back this Muley doe was cropping green grass along a fence line.

The next morning she was sticking to the trees with her fawn.

Swainson's Hawk, the King of all he surveys.

Another kind of hawk

Couple more pics of my friend the four-foot snattlerake.

Obligatory flowers.

Cows and calves playing hide and seek.

Pheasant hens. You have to look close to see them all, they blend in so well.

My tank runneth over.

Cows going to water.

What you lookin' at?

Nona's favorite spa.


Moon over airport.

Moon over tractor.

Just Luna.

Tractor and drill.

Despite not having a great day I had a great day. Nature always lends scale, context and perspective. I am so blessed.


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    1. We're very progressive around these parts. As long as they love each other that's all that matters.🙃

  2. Heh, good pics, but I STILL have unfond memories of busting cows out of mesquite thickets... sigh...

    1. These cows have the instincts but not the hardcore genetics of their southern cohorts. They're very combable when in the trees. Which is good, I'd have been useless if faced with smart cows in mesquite.

  3. That was probably the best looking paint scheme Case ever had.

    1. It was a good one. I always liked the white, but we were always stuck with the sun-faded yellow of the 1950's-1960's era. And a cab-top swamp cooler that dripped down your neck.

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    1. The one I think of as white? Or the yellowish orangy one? To paraphrase Oddball, "Oh man, I only drive 'em, I don't know what color they are." :)