Yesterday, well actually Tuesday (because I'm posting this late), was a much more enjoyable walk, because it was slightly cooler, around 88, the coolest it's been in awhile, but today, Wednesday, it was 95, with high humidity, and walking four miles was a challenge. Plus today's hike was up in the foothills, with a couple of steep hills to climb with an elevation gain of a couple hundred feet, it was actually more challenging than yesterday's longer hike, which was over relatively flat land through ranch country and washes. Though I went through two quarts of water on both hikes. That's all I brought with me, and had I gone any further, I probably would need to bring at least a gallon of water in these types of weather conditions.
I took several pictures, too many to post here, but just to give you a feel for the type of scenery I encountered, I'll post a couple highlights.
|Bridge over wash.|
Lesson learned: look where you're walking, careful not to walk into any spider webs in your path; they especially like trees and metallic objects, like sign posts, bridges, and guard rails. Be careful.
Speaking of spiders, this is one of the lovelys I encountered near this bridge:
Okay, now for something pretty. I like going down by the washes. It's been awhile. No longer is one in my backyard, have to walk an extra two miles, but it's worth it. They remind me of beaches, and I am someone who absolutely loves seeing water and going to the beach; the desert is not really my kind of my place, but you know, here I am, whatever works, got to make the best of it.
|The view from the wash.|
I also took several pictures of farm animals, including: horses, miniature horses, sheep, goats, and cattle; Texas Longhorns, Black Angus, and Dairy Cows. No pigs, but I did hear a rooster. Way too many pictures to post here, but maybe I'll do another post, or create another blog for that purpose, for just pictures and captions, that sort of thing; though probably not until next month, if ever. But here's one picture, of a family of miniature horses.
*Well, that's all for now. As promised, this is post 3 of 20, part of my "20 posts in 30 days challenge." Stay tuned for more. I'll probably crank out at least two more this week, to keep myself on schedule, maybe something more philosophical next time. We'll see. Have a good night, or day, whatever it is. I'll be back, soon.