One of the cleanest, best maintained well sites around.
Monday, May 2, 2016
I guess this is Native American humor. When you have little, look on the light side, so here's a 'no parking' sign on the prairie, in the middle of nowhere. In spite of what the sign says, there's no place to park, there's nothing to look out on, and there's no point. Oh, maybe that is the point.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Doe, a deer, a female deer, ray, a drop of golden sun.....
Right on time, morning and evening, like they could tell time.
Mount Teepee, near Comanche Village
Mount Teepee School, the name still legible above the door, blackboards
still on the walls, the chimney for the coal stove on the back wall.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
In the distance to the left of center stood the Town of Lugert. If we
were speaking of bad luck, it was first destroyed by a tornado, and
then drowned by a lake.
Several stone foundations are visible when the lake is low.
As evidence of the inland sea that at one time covered the whole Plains
area, we see where mountains have slumped and collapsed due to
saturation and uneven drying. In the center, we see a whole section
of the mountain collapsed, leaving a bit of a crater. To its right are a
couple other areas that slid down partially creating a stair-step effect.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Our next paddle trip was to Lake Altus-Lugert. I had visited there to paddle the lake two years ago. The sight of the lake when it was down 35-feet was sickening. With the first wet spring in ten years, the lake filled, so I was anxious to get back before the lake disappeared again. Agriculture is the largest user of water, and in the southwest part of the state it is used to irrigate cotton, with a little going to cattle. There is little restraint in water usage. As long as there is water, most everyone feels they have the right to take as much as they want, without thought for conservation, so in just five months the lake is again down 12-feet, but still a happier scene than in the past. If you would like to see the earlier pictures for comparison, the original post on Lake Altus-Lugert can be found in archives on 12 December 2012.
Trying to find our way around Hobart found us out in the boonies.
We are pulled half-way off the road here, and as the road tracks show
there's still barely room for another vehicle to pass.
Tonight, Ibi sleeps atop the Dodge Ram, but we're both wanting to
be paddling tomorrow.
These deer are in a game preserve, and pay humans little attention.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Taxes are never a happy time. While you are dealing with one
of life's drudgeries, here's a picture from Claude Delorme to help keep
happy thoughts and dreams in your mind. Just hang in there, get the
crap out of the way, and then head for the water for some recovery time.