Wicked Walk 12/3/2014

 Today I cleaned my stove.  This in turn made my counter tops look bad.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the cabinet faces appear rather horrid.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the appliances, both large and small, seem a bit crusty.  So I cleaned them, which led to a careful…

Stumped

When does a stump become a topless tree?  Is it 6 inches, 12 inches, 2 feet?  Is there some magic, official “stump number” used to determine if the wood qualifies?  I was contemplating this while deer hunting Sunday morning, I found myself seated on an old railroad cross tie behind a dead Sweetgum tree in…

Wicked Walk 11/12/2014

After a month of traveling, illness and rain I finally got to walk in some really beautiful weather.  The arctic blast blown down south, courtesy of Alaska, had recently arrived dropping the daytime temp to about 45 degrees but the sun was still shining AND I had my sister with me again for company. Here…

Lone Nut

Ever feel like you are the lone nut on the crazy path of life? No? I guess it’s just me.  I’m totally okay with being the lone nut. Until a squirrel comes along. Then again, it’s Monday and we are all nuts. Have a great week fellow nuts! 🙂 (and I am calling you all…

Wicked Walk ~ A collection

Seeing how this Wicked Chicken is freezing her feathers off amid the wilds of South San Juan, I can’t share my walk from last week, October the 15th.  You will be seeing that walk as a bonus in the near future.  So for today I thought it would be fun to share some of my…

Wicked Walk 10/8/2014

Today was a special day!  My little sister, who has been globe-trotting for about 5 years, flitted down at home base for awhile and came to walk with me.  I rarely take people with me when I walk, and have never taken another adult, so I made sure she knew how lucky she was!  (that…

Wicked Walk 10/1/2014

While the first week of fall was gloriously cool, the second week climbed back into the upper 90’s.  Running out of time to walk in the morning hours I headed out to our ‘back forty’ about 5 in the afternoon.  And while it was hot and I was plagued by mosquito’s it was still nice…

Hello Beastie

I eased thru the forest, making each footstep silent and soft, I crept up on the creature that for hours had eluded me.  As I stalked him he teased me with a wicked game of cat and mouse, the little demon!  Sweaty, exhausted, scratched, bruised and starving I finally caught a glimpse!  There, in the…

Wicked Walk 9/24/2014

For the first time in YEARS the first week of fall here in east Texas actually FEELS like the first week of fall!  Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!  I awoke to see a brisk 51 degrees on the back porch thermometer, pulled on some jogging pants, a long-sleeve T, grabbed my camera and headed for the…

America the Beautiful

It is Memorial Day weekend and like most people I spent some time at the lake with friends, ate a hotdog and got a mild sunburn.  I also went for a walk like I often do at the state forest near our home.  As I walked I began to reflect on Memorial Day and what…