Monday, July 29, 2013

The Right Way to Spend Sunday Evening

After church (and supper) we decided to take a drive.
This is one of our favorite things to do.
I "tally" the wildlife we see.
We play our version of music trivia.
(He guesses the song title and/or artist.  I ALWAYS win.)

Last night was no different.
We rode the backroads through the creek bottoms.
This time, I remembered my camera. 
 There was barely enough light.

Love this huge old cypress tree.
Confident they don't make 'em like this any more.
The base is probably 7-8 feet in diameter...maybe larger.
This is just the top half:


The very top is what is so beautiful to me:


Across from the tree are these beautiful creek bottoms.
If it weren't for all the creepin' and crawlin' critters,
I'd love to explore on foot - or pirogue.




A ways down the road, we ran into an old friend.
This hoot owl hangs out on this branch in the evening.
It's at a bridge also over a creek.
He's not evil, the flash just caught him!


This is one of my favorite roads to drive.
It gives the illusion of mystery, almost magical.
You never know what is around the next curve.
Makes you feel like the only two people in the world.



Wildlife tally:
3 deer (1 of which was a young buck)
1 sow with 3 piglets
1 hoot-owl
3 cotton-mouths (snakes...ick!)
1 great-horned owl
1 blue herron
1 baby skunk (like the size of a coke can!)
and, 2 tired adults

It was a great evening. 
Relaxing, even refreshing.
I can't wait to do it again.


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