Fishing At The Duck Pond

On a late August afternoon Middle Grandson requested a fishing trip to The Duck Pond.  It is in the high 90’s, possibly above 100 degrees in Central Texas.  Pond temperatures are warm and the fishes settle toward the bottom at this time of day.  Pointing this fact did not deter the ‘need’ to fish.  With MG and his BFF we set off for the nearby Duck Pond, a favorite fishing hole for young kids.

Here are a few of the photos I shot while the guys did their thing.  Thank goodness there were benches in the shade!




Family outing.


Is this what is known as tailgating….?


These ducklings make me smile.


A few turtles had taken over the dock house.


Red-Eared sliders and one lost slider.


Sweet little ducklings





Our little ducklings…..


One little sparrow.


Thanks to Anni over at I’d rather be Birding  for hosting:


Just Thought I Was Back

The past several weeks there have been a myriad of things going on around the new homestead/apartment.  Weddings, funerals, visitors, costumes and forts to be made.  Then a camping trip to a nearby lake.  Became drenched during the visit to the park and promptly came down with chest cold.  Was much improved until I had to run errands yesterday in the near freezing weather.  Now the cough is back.  Not complaining, just stating the facts, ma’am.

With tissues, cough syrup and hot cocoa nearby I’ll attempt to share a couple of critters, some skies, a bird or two and finish with some fences.  Sorry I have not been keeping up with dropping by all the great posts out in the blogosphere.  I am certain a lot of beauty has been missed.

For Saturday’s Critters I give you this critter found outside the cabin.


Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro


For Stewart and the Wild Bird Wednesday folks a couple of shots of some feathered friends we made.

Another couple at Inks Lake, TX.  They appear to reside in the area.

Another couple at Inks Lake, TX. They appear to reside in the area.

Geese landing on Inks Lake, Texas

Geese landing on Inks Lake, Texas.  You will have to look closely.

For Good Fences here is this nice wooden one.

Fence along path, Inks Lake, TX

Fence along path, Inks Lake, TX

Thursday Photo Challenge for this week is “Architecture:  Buildings inside and out of all kinds”.

Inside of Inks Lake cabin

Inside of Inks Lake cabin, simple and functional.

Sky Watch Friday fans may enjoy this photo of the Inks Lake’s deep swimming hole and the sky above.

Near Devil's Hole at Inks Lake, TX

Near Devil’s Hole at Inks Lake, TX

Hope all have a pleasant week!  Thanks for dropping by for a look around.


Back from Break

Well, that was refreshing to take some time off from all the blogs.   I am still working on some projects for two grandsons and now my adult son!  Seems he wants Mom to make him a Halloween costume!  For Thursday posts I will be adding this photo of home and fence.


 Thursday Challenge

Thanks to host Dale of spunwithtears

 Thanks to host TexWisGirl, akaTheresa,


Thanks to Skywatch Friday hosts

For skies around the world I am sharing last evenings sun peeking through the trees and clouds.  Maybe next eclipse I will have a proper sun filter!




Good Fences #27

Good day to all the folks here at Good Fences.  These are a few more of the shots from our recent blue highways day trip.  Not sure what the history of the western style entrance is.  Maybe it is as simple as  it was easier to find the opening in fences.  TexWisGirl probably has the answer.  Irregardless, there certainly are a lot of variations along the route we took.

A fairly simple entrance marker.

IMGP2827140912A little bit more decorative


Then there is the identity statement gateway.


 And finally just fences!


Wishing everyone a great weekend.  Thanks for dropping by for a visit.  Now mosey on over to the Run A Round Ranch Report for more fab fences.

Thanks to host TexWisGirl, akaTheresa,