Sunday, February 27, 2005

Texas Hill Country

Most of Texas is flat, flat, flat....

where you can literally step out of your backyard and look over the horizon to see the earth curve around.

But in the heart of Texas, there is a beautiful 14,0000 square mile area with rolling hills, crystal clear streams and towering oak & cedar trees known as the Hill Country, and this was where we travelled through to get to Kerville, 200 miles away, for David's aunt's memorial service.

A lot of the land belongs still to farmers and often, there would be highways that have to criss-cross through the land and we were on one such highway yesterday.
That was the first time I ever had to go on a road where livestock was allowed to roam about without fences, aided only by cattle guards on the road itself! Cattle guards are grills, usually at the gate entrances of farms to keep the livestock in without a fence because the cattle would never walk across the grills for fear of getting a hoof caught between the grills, apparently.

( We even have one at OUR gate! )

11 comments:

Michelle said...

oh letti!!

the two new puppies are so cute!!! i've never seen a newborn puppy before!!

Rossie said...

Hi Letti, I would bring the blue heeler to the vet and have the vet's office scan her for a chip. Who knows, she might have one. If she doesnt have one, there are rescue organizations that can foster her and her puppies until they are ready to be adopted. Of course, puppies need vet care and vaccinations too.

Rossie

JK said...

back home in Vermont; I used to have to stop at cattle crossings while taking my back road drives. I miss the country side! The puppies are cute- I hope you are enjoying them! Hope you had good time at your bridal extravaganza.

Julee said...

I'm so glad to see pictures of hills. We are actually moving to San Antonio in a few months. When visited there last December we didn't make it to Hill Country and so of course everything we saw was flat, flat, flat!

Monica said...

I look to the left and I see the local
7-11, i look to the right and I see a strip mall :)

Christine said...

I grew up in the hill country. I miss it! =(

Desmond Goh said...

Hey, nice pictures. I have just learned that grills could keep cattles in. There is always something to learn from you Letti.

Ngakaari said...

Letti, Iblis is my ex, ignore him and make sure everybody else does too.

Animesh said...

Wow! such lovely colours!
Out here, the grass and the leaves haven't grown back after the winter, and all I can see around me is a dull light-brownish colour of dried grass.

girl_msg said...

Oh that brings back memories!! Still funny how you are part of the few that have heard of Cisco Junior College!!

blueskelton said...

Heheh at least you have a few mountainous regions everything is so flat here except for the flint hills

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