Monday, May 14, 2007

The Lighthouse

Here is James, sitting at the base of the Lighthouse. Sandstone and shale layers give rise to these formations after years (eons?) of erosion.
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At the "Lighthouse"

The size of these things is hard to imagine from photos. But here you can see my daughter walking along between the two "hoodoos" and get some idea as to the size. I didn't have the nerve to go up there.
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The Lighthouse trail - Palo Duro Canyon

Location: Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.
Here we are on the trail to the "Lighthouse", a geologic formation seen just to the left of Jame's head in the distance. It isn't that long a ride on the bikes, but you best take plenty of water!
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Texas Longnose

Ain't he cute? she, whatever.. maybe you don't like snakes but we do!
This type is docile and never grows very large. Picked up on the trail to
the Lighthouse while in the Palo Duro Canyon, we admired him briefly
then let him go.
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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Cactus patch cat family

Mom and kittens in the boy's bathroom. She looks up at me with such intensity.. keeps doing this from the time I found them in the cactus. As if she's trying to memorize me. Like she can't believe it, oh please please help me.. or wondering if this is real. Poor cat. A trusting pet and so desperate. She is very thin.
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Not a great shot but we were focused on rescue, not picture taking.. you can see the family diving right in. Getting these into the carrier is not going to be a problem.
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I took Misty for a walk to the river. Having my camera along and seeing some cactus blossoms I decided to attempt a picture (they were partway down a slope to the river). All of a sudden small animals came out of the cactus! For one second I was startled as there can be any sort of wildlife there but it probably did not take a heartbeat for me to identify these small animals. Four kittens. Then came the mom! All crying for food, obviously dumped off pets. I ran (Okay, I walked fast) with Misty to get food and a carrier then returned by car.
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