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Monday, June 6, 2011

A short walk in the pasture

This old twisted, dead cottonwood tree used to be standing in arch form but I see it has finally fallen over..
it's been in the pasture for so long, I assume the tree was struck by lightening at one time or maybe the wind twisted it into this odd shape..



not sure what type of equipment this old wheel belonged to...





The old dead twisted tree is still attached to this little live cottonwood....



It's kind of odd.... but interesting. I wish I knew the story behind what happened...





The ground is sooooo dry. It amazes me that these little indian blankets are able to survive..



The cactus blossoms are scattered throughout the pasture. It's nice to see such pretty little flowers when everything else is so brown and drab. :)



The wind has been keeping these two yuccas busy.



The girls... they make me smile. :)
I could sit and watch them for hours.







A few drops of rain are needed but other than that,
all's well in the middle of nowhere. :)

16 comments:

Big Dude said...

I'm continually amazed at the difference in green between here and other parts of the country

LindaG said...

Wonderful finds and lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mrs. JP said...

OH,,,I like that wheel!
Such beautiful flowers blooming affirms my belief in THe God of Creation.
Those girls make me smile too!

cowgirl said...

Larry it's so dry here.. some of the ranchers have started selling off their cattle. There just isn't enough grass.
I'd appreciate any extra rain you can send this way. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you so much Linda! Hope you are having a great week so far! :)

cowgirl said...

Well said Mrs JP. :) If you look, you can always find something beautiful around here.
Thanks! :)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I apologize Jeanie. It seems we have been stealing all of your rain lately. I would be really happy if you would take some of it away. I have been busy working in the bush and it seems we're playing around in the mud quite often lately. If only those old trees could talk, I'll bet they would have a good story to tell.

cowgirl said...

lol Mark, you are a true gentleman. No need to apologize... if anything, I should apologize for this strong south wind that keeps those rain clouds over your head. :)
I imagine it IS hard to manuever out in the bush right now. Don't get stuck and let a bear eat ya. :)

Yep I wish some of these old trees could share what they have witnessed.
Hope all is going well with you! Thanks Mark. :)

Jess said...

Great pictures, thank you for sharing. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Jess! I appreciate you stopping by. :)

Capt. Ron said...

Cowgirl, those pictures remind me of the country side I grew up in...thanks for the trip back in time!

cowgirl said...

Capt. Ron, you're welcome! I didn't know where you grew up.. I'm glad it brought back some good memories for you. Thanks! :)

Capt. Ron said...

I grew up outside of Dallas...flat and not a lot of trees. Little creeks and farm ponds, but not many ways to get into trouble;)

cowgirl said...

It does look a lot like my area Capt. Ron! :)
You do have to make your own entertainment.. one of the reasons I cook for friends.:)
Love the looks of where you live now!

Anonymous said...

becareful what you wish for, your part of the country don't get just rain... sorry i guess i sound a little gun shy. Buddy.

cowgirl said...

lol You're right Buddy! I want the kind of rain that falls straight down...not horizontal.... and no tornados! (sheesh I'm picky. lol)
Hope all is well in your area!