Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 678 post 2 Black Cows

I took a drive to La Grange and was able to catch a frame of cows along the way.

Day 678 Old White House

How much do I love Old places? Let me count the ways, 1, 2, 3...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 677 Old Head Stones

Since my mothers passing I have been working on a family tree. Which taught me about a site that photographs graves renewing my interest in old cemeteries. I drove by this one a week or so ago and vowed to return. It was a very weedy place, hot and dry, and seemingly forgotten. Here are two of the head stones included in this small cemetery.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 676 Effie's Rattlers

As my husband and I were walking I came upon a snake coiled up on the road soaking up some mid-morning sun. Before I could get my camera up, he slithered lickety split into the brush. We then gave him a wide birth and continued on our way. As we were nearing the end of our journey we walked towards the center where we found a rattler in the middle of the driveway. I wondered why it was there then noticed it was injured. It was severely mutilated at the end near it's rattler. I thought maybe it could be saved so I stood guard while my husband ran up to the center to get the snake some help. I blocked traffic so no one would run over it again. I did take my camera out and snapped a few while I waited for my husband. It was moving very lethargically. By the time my husband arrived back I though it was dead. He said they didn't seem to interested. I guess snakes get run over quite a bit. Still I wished we could have helped the poor thing. I know nature is brutal, but it was a car not nature. By the time we drove away from the center the snake was coiled up in the center of the driveway. I guess it wasn't as dead as I thought. But by the time of this posting, a few hours later it is for sure dead. Here is a picture of this doomed snake.

Day 676 Effie Yeaw 2

Some of the wildlife moving along living their lives at the Effie Yeaw Wildlife Center. I love the wild turkeys. Plus I had to get a picture of a fawn with it's mother, and a frog.

Day 676 Effie Yeaw 1

My husband and I enjoyed a walk along the trails of the Effie Yeaw Wildlife Center this morning. I am only posting two pictures for this post as I want to show Five. But this new and improved program blogger has won't allow me to show five pictures without screwing up the spacing between them. As I am neurotic I'd rather make two or three different posts than have pictures with un even spacing.