Down at the River……

Given the fact we live less than 3 miles from the beautiful Neches River, I’m sorry to say we only visit it 2 or 3 times a year, at best.  This particular Sunday morning, we ran lines.  It was about 7:15 and as soon as we crossed under the Highway 84 bridge, we noticed a motion above.  The largest owl we had ever seen was floating, flapping, silently overhead.  Its wingspan was at least 5 feet.  For a moment, I thought it was an eagle, not an uncommon sight.  But the rounded head, feathered feet and general ‘fuzziness’, told me it was indeed, an owl.  I looked it up later and determined it was a very large Barred Owl.  I hope we meet again.

We ran lines, and although the boys caught a nice Blue Cat the day before, we had no luck.  However, it was a perfect morning to be out in God’s creation.

I LOVE the moss draping from the trees.  It makes me feel like I’m in a Fairy Tale.  A happy one, not like ‘The Robber Bridegroom’, more like a Disney version.


I was kinda sad we didn’t have any more fish, but the water is so high, it’s been a little tough.


I really loved seeing all the new growth on the oak trees…..


And check out the sky. It’s like a line was drawn through it!


Several lines, no fish, so we headed back…

Under the Highway….



Back on shore……


I found the biggest mussel shell EVER, Rob got the boat loaded and Addie insisted I come see some creature I never actually saw.



Pulling back onto the Highway, we saw ‘Earl’s Dog’. A stray, somebody dumped out about a week ago, that our neighbor, Earl, has taken to feeding. His food bowl is an old, metal pot, nestled in the weeds next to the bridge. And Earl feeds it every day. He still is very shy, but looks better than he did a week ago.

That’s all I know about that!

Have a great weekend y’all!

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