04.03.14 Riding around the Ranch!

2014-04-03_13-01-01_220Mr. Bill let Roy and I take his ATV out for a ride around the ranch and what a beautiful sight it was!  It is overwhelming to me that such beauty is growing in this hot, dryness!  Around every corner of the trail was another beautiful scene.  This is early in the growing season and I can’t wait till the bushes and flowers are in full bloom.  Many of these bushes are highly desired by garden centers who sometimes come here to dig them up for resale!

Names like Blackbrush Acacia, Big Bend Bluebonnet, Common Canyon Daisy, Texas Mountain Laurel, Prairie Fleabane meant nothing to be but we saw them all today while on our ride. I have grown Creeping Lantana with a beautiful lavender bloom in Louisiana but haven’t seen it in abundance like it is in the wild here!

Get ready for a lot of pictures taken from our ride.  We saw some of their hunting blinds (which are named after famous hotels), wild hog and deer feeders, tons of amazing cactus, beautiful bushes just starting to bloom and lots of wildflowers down the middle of the road, on the side of the road and in the beautiful meadows!  The big meadow is where Roy will be flying his airplane and helicopter (if the wind ever dies down!).

We saw their cow, bull and calf up close, the pond and a big hill called Look Out Mountain!  Gotta love Mr. Bill’s clever naming of things around here! These last things are right next to our RV as you can see in the pictures!  So very cool to look out our window and watch the cows grazing by the pond.  Last summer was Minnesota lakes and this year it’s Texas meadows!  Loving this RV life more and more!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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