Archimedes

About 3 weeks ago I had to run over to our new place to get a few pictures of the slab.  The bank needed me to text them over.  So I left the house about 30 minutes early and parked by the road, choosing to walk to the house rather than bother with the gate. …

And the forest smells…like mushrooms.

Normally Texas is hot and dry and not at all friendly towards mushrooms in the summertime. However, the month of August was unusually wet this year and the mushrooms rejoiced.  As I walked down the driveway I could literally smell them.  Their earthly, moist, pungent scent filled my nostrils long before I spied the first…

Wicked Walk 7/19/2016

I’ve taken exactly 4 walks since we have moved, but this one, number 5, was the first one on which I toted my camera.  It was a lovely morning.  I tried to get Peaches to go with me but he just stuck out his tongue. He thinks exercising is just for humans. So I headed…

Sneaky Snake

Last week, I was casually checking eggs and freshening up the water when I saw him.  Black, with a pretty pattern, small, glossy eyes and a red tongue.  He saw me too.  And he left, after participating in a stare-off with me.  I guess I won, since he left first.  I told Addie about him,…

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…

Wicked Walk 5/15/2016

So, this could be entitled “The Mushroom Post” because they were EVERYWHERE. And, the cool thing is, IF (huge IF here), IF we get to move, these mushrooms will be ours.  And, I’m all about mushrooms y’all! Here is what I saw. This will be my yard.  IF (huge IF) it all works out. Most…

Wicked Walk 4/28/2016

I went shopping today.  Shopping for me is not a fun task, a thing to be celebrated nor an outing of great anticipation.  It’s more like a ‘I need some Tums and a Vodka on the Rocks’ kinda’ experience.  Today, however, turned out surprising well.  My darling child, all of whose pants have mysteriously been…

Wicked Walk 3/1/2016

March blew in, literally, 3 days ago.  Grabbing my camera in the late afternoon, I headed for the woods.  Which were quite windy. Here is what I saw. Spring flowers and clovers alongside hay from the Fall. Such a contrast of color! Choo-Choo Train Tracks. I never noticed this before but I’m guessing the plates…

Wicked Walk 2/27/2016

Do you ever get headaches?  The kind that blind your mind and make you want to scream?  I do.  Not very often, thank God, only 3 or 4 a year.  I had one this week.  The day was beautiful and I had a ton of wonderful things planned, including a blog for you.  That didn’t…

Wicked Walk 2/16/2016

School, laundry and chickens dominated the day.  However, the Texas weather has been…….awesome.  So we both took a break from our duties and explored the yard, field and creek. Here is what we saw. Addie took over my camera, and along with five thousand, two hundred and eighteen pictures of my car, the horse trailer and…