Look at what I saw on my way home!

I love watching the fields as I go to/from work.  I know the cows, which fields have cute calves, where I’m going to see the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers    with their long tails

or the Red -Tailed hawks.  

I love my drives.  This is my quiet time…

Tickseed and Coreopsis are filling the fields with vibrant golden yellow!  That’s an oak tree in the middle of this field.   This particular field is on Hwy 206 on the East side of the Jim Ned bridges.    

The next one is one of the ranchers pastures on Hwy 206 right outside of Coleman.  He’s already moved his cattle elsewhere, but the field is just starting to show it’s true colors!

Then,  our friends own this pasture on Hwy 206…it’s wheat and almost ready for harvesting.  I love this field.  We’ve seen deer in the evenings and wild turkeys in the early mornings.   There is also a huge Horned Owl who patrols this area and all along the bridge and Bayou.

Yep,  That’s another oak tree in the middle of the pasture.  I haven’t figured out why they leave a tree in the middle…maybe for shade when the cattle are in the pastures?    Another one of those WHY questions.

Oh…and the Burkett Bridge…I love this bridge!

See the 20MPH sign…after Mitzy got hit and Spitfire was killed on this very roadway, I raised cain with our precinct councilman.  We live at the other end of the bridge and the speeders were coming off the bridge at 45-60 MPH.  Way too fast to stop for kids, cattle or cats.  He had the road crew out posting signs the very next day!  Has it helped?  Not really, as there’s no one out here to enforce it.  We run our own survellance and get tag numbers to report the speeders.  One of the joys of living out in the country.   Sometimes, we can even get the County Sheriff to come take care of problems or they’ll get excited when they run a tag.

Susan ~ Patchkat



Birthday Luncheon

Today, the nice Boss Lady and co-workers treated me to lunch at our new Italian restuarant.  Food was good (not spectacular), the wait staff was good (kept the bread basket and tea glasses filled) and the wait for the food was wayyyy tooo long.  We ordered about 12:15, got our food at 12:50.  Not good for the working crowd. 

Oh…as Boss Lady was packing her carry out box, she noticed a fly on her plate…ick.   We teased her about having a fly leg stuck in her teeth and how you have to be careful of the little wings.   It was HER fault all our meals were so slow coming out as they had to catch the flies for her Stromboli! 

Anyhow, the gesture was really nice and we had a fun time.   Ernie came to town to eat with us which is always a welcome treat!