The other day, the Artistic One stopped by to see if I wanted to join her in a mission – to find the place where shale type rocks can be found for use in the garden. We know there is a place like that nearby, I have been there once many years ago. Unfortunately, I was not driving that time many years ago, and I have only an illusive concept of where it is located.
We drove, we ventured onto dirt roads that were little more than trails, we drove back to larger paved roads. We arrived in the small town north of us that is home to many cattle ranches. We tried to call those who might be able to direct us on our mission – her cell carrier has no service there. My cell phone is at home – I brought the essentials, my camera. No wallet, no phone. My camera. I have my priorities.
We decided to enjoy the scenery around us, we talked about local things we’ve never seen but would like to. Now that summer is ending and there will be little time to do much more before the season closes and winter sets in – we decide we want to venture forth. The good news is, there will be next year.
We see mother and offspring, pretty paints? Or pintos? I don’t know. Horses, I know. Palominos, I recognize – after all, that’s what Roy Rogers’ Trigger was. We know we like these those, we know this is a photo op. And I have my camera.
This appears to be food for a more mechanized ranch device. Or was a storage place for food for a mechanized ranch device. We thought it was interesting, another photo op.
We think this must have been an old school. We think with the double doors and the symmetry, it looks like an old school.
Down the road aways, we find an organic deli – interesting, in this location. We stop to see, find some organic chips and a refreshing pomegranate/lime drink. Of course, I have no wallet with me (but I have my camera!) so the artistic one pays. It’s so nice to have friends who come more prepared than I do.
We drive on. As far as the eye can see, there are cows. Cattle. Some of them may be steers or bulls, I do not know. I think, though, that most are beef cows – cattle. Can you tell I was not raised on a farm or ranch?
And then this sign – pretty much covers all bases, don’t you think?
We didn’t find the shale, but we found beauty around us. We talked about another venture, which has now been accomplished and which I will share, in far too much detail probably, at a later date.
What spontaneous thing have you done lately?