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Country Roads....

Bud and I took a leisurely drive over the back county roads, to Bishop, Texas.  While we were stopped at Bishop's town park I walked around the lake then onto the extending path that goes into the dense wooded area following a small river bed.
 
After the little time we spent there we then went on to Kingsville, Texas.

Bishop, Texas...



Just a few feet off the paved path, there is this log constructed feature. Now, in strategic areas, there ARE many owl boxes and a chimney swift 'Chimney" on the lake's edge. I figured this is for birding observation, but not sure. I didn't climb it. Perhaps it could be a play 'fort' for kids, but then again, not - it's quite high up and could be considered hazardous to the young. Also, no safety features and soft, cushioning on the ground below. Besides, the children's playground with tons of playground equipment is on the opposite side of the lake! Who knows.




Across a residential street, the pathway extends to the creek bed and fields of farmland. Hidden in several areas close to the walkway you can find Blue Agave. [This is what they use to make the prime varieties of tequila!!!] And here and there, a few outcroppings of bamboo...







...Kingsville, Texas

We arrived a short time later at Dick Kleberg's Park [Kingsville] with a lake.  We soon left. We drove home, and took different back roads. All in all it was not very fruitful in regards to bird watching, but we DID get out of the house.



[yes, that's Bud]


26 comments :

  1. Hi Anni, at last we get a glimpse of Bud! What lovely little hamlet scenes and birds you share here. I have used the same photo frames you show here, in a monthly newsletter that I edit. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. I made this frame for a picture tube in my paintshop pro software program. This one has a hint of blue haze & a 2nd one I made has pink. Bud has been on my blog a few times...you've just missed him when I do post photos of him.

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  2. I always like traveling on the back roads. The scenery is much more interesting. I would have been tempted to climb that log structure.

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  3. Nothing like the "Blue Highways." We did much of the west that way, and a wonderful experience. Have a great day.. :)

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  4. I also wonder what that structure is for. I hope you tell me when you find out. And your pictures are lovely, as always. :-)

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    1. I emailed & asked, but no repky so far.

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  5. That's what we should do - get outta the house! It is snowing right now! I really love the stair photo!

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  6. Oh how beautiful, Anni! I don't know which I love better... your pictures or your descriptions of your pictures. :-) Love, Andrea xoxo

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  7. Anni I enjoyed our "walk" this morning thanks for taking me along.
    I just love how you frame each of your lovely photos
    Hugs Cecilia

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  8. Back road exploring is one of my favorite things to do. You really had some interesting sites to see. That fort looks interesting.

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    1. I'm curious to know whyit was built. :-)

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  9. I wish I could do more back roads exploring. It's one of my favorite pastimes, and always a great opportunity for photo-taking. I like the shots of the blue agave!

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    1. Not only that, but quiet, relaxing, and as you ssy...exploring.

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  10. This structure is very interesting. I think it was meant to be a play fort for kids, maybe put there before that had a playground. Pretty great heron!!

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    1. I emailed the CofC, but no response.

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  11. Looks like a fun drive with all kinds of interesting sights.

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    1. Country roads are full of good, 'quiet' scenery.

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful day...I am longing for a good rambling drive.

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    1. No heavy traffic on 'off roads' ....a good time.

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  13. Hi Bud! Nice to see him in a photo. It looks like a pretty day!

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