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Looks like somebody is going to be busy for a while. We hadn't cranked up ours yet, hoping for another freeze to kill the weeds back. May not have that kind of luck though, looks like spring is upon up.
Ta heck with the lawn cuttin, it's dig WX.
Medium size Travis with Dandilion seeds
Can you believe this litter spoiling a new bloom !
Clear quartz Mano on a Red Bud field. . . . .eat your heart out Mano King
Lets not forget out great Tx wildlife comming out of a long hard winter. . . .
Squint close. . .the're swarming and you can see a few on the flint.
Miserable rackafrappin plauge
For some reason that rackafrappin plague has all but disappeared from south Texas. They've been on the wane for three years now. First signs of their vanishing act is the horned toads are making a comeback.
All we have to watch out for now is the rattlebugs. They're really out on the move with this warmer weather and have plenty of weeds to hide in. Makes us surface hunters really alert. And I hate being called "alert"
A pink hued GRAHAM CAVE I found at the Bucanan flint show, sitting a piece of Red Marble Falls Granite.
( possible future Mano King preform ? ) next to some
crimson INDIAN PAINT BRUSH fluers.
Way out in the distance sitting on Granite bedrock.
An Andice drill by Jarrod.
Little closer on the traditional Blue bonnet
A very impressive HELL GAP made out of a block of Texas road building rip rap.
Bonus for the fossil people, that insignificant hill in the backround is on Lake LBJ and has a very green
colored strata running at the bottom made up of Glaukenite AND pure Trilobite hash ( Trilobs shed their outer shell periodically and the accumulation of trillions has formed part of a mountain )
No flowers but boating on Lake Travis is still " springtime in TX "
Found a few clunkers at Chrisners for Easterb beautiful Tx blue bonnets surround the vehicle...
Even a lousy tip looks good in this company.
Some sections of county roads are lined on both side with Yellow. This point must have spent some time half buried, the split white patina is a sunbleach effect.
A little black Ensor with a field of Primrose.
Another beautiful field and I'm flat out of flint !
How about a closeup of Spyder's next treat. . . .
South of Moody this big field was pure yellow. I dont even have any dog biskets left, just a .25 auto !
I'd say that's one of your most colorful posts I've seen. Great pics Hal.
Hal, you make retirement look good
you make retirement look good
Beautiful pictures as usual Hal thanks for sharing...Sometimes I feel like I'm flipping through a Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine with some of the photography on this site.
Heres' somebodys favorite little Perd, reworked it right down to a nub. This single cactus bloom will soon be joined by millions all over Tx..
Soon as I got the flint out of the way this necter bug jumped in for a new coat of pollen.
The dreaded Thistle...
Nother very spiney variety of thistle. As you can see, I had been digging in the trash dump part of a camp...
Success, checked another area of the Perd camp ( at Chrisners ) with a metal det., found this great
MILKWEED blooms were begging for attention.
The pinwheels turned this field a rust color.
DAM, the vehicle got in the way
Try again with a skyshot of a munchie that Spyder didn't get today. This field id right across the
road from Chrisners ranch. There is / was a big field
of the same tpye flowers on the Chrisners property but
the sun angle did not show them up as well as these.
I thought it was a new topless bar opening
traffic on busy Rt 90 slowed for no apparent reason
until I saw it myself....One square mile of a sunflower field in near full bloom.
I slamed on the brakes too...
When looking at the above field try to immagine that these plants are fully 7 feet tall. I always thought ( was told in kindergarden ) that sunflowers actually turn to follow the sun. Well these were all pointed AWAY from the sun. For scale on the next pic, there is a nice Montell stuck in the middle and there is a hand turning the bloom towards the camera.
When I left, 4 other cars stopped, possibly to photograph their flint finds that day !
Yuccas N Cactus N Montells on the Nueces
It was a windless day and the sound of bees and other nectar eaters was like the distant drone of traffic on a busy road.
Great pics Hal. Those are some of the biggest sun flowers I've seen.