Saturday, November 26, 2005

Brazos Bend

There was so much cooking and eating going on earlier this week that I didn't get a chance to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Hope you had a good time. Yesterday while many of you were out fighting the shopping crowds, I was taking a walk in Brazos Bend State Park.
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This park is very close to our house, but we don't take advantage of that fact often enough. I guess we are too busy or the weather is so hot we don't feel like being outdoors. Yesterday the sky was overcast and the temperatures were in the 70's, so we headed out. While my husband fished from the pier, my son and I walked around the lake. There are alligators in this park. We saw a big 14 foot gator across the bank. I couldn't get a picture of him from where I was, but he was huge! Saw lots of buzzards too--about 50 or more circling overhead. It was a bit creepy. And the armadillos were everywhere. This one let me get really close to take his picture.
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There are lots of deer in this park too, but we didn't see any. Maybe next time.

4 comments:

  1. We have a park really close, but we hardly ever get out there either. As for the deer and the armidillos, they are usually right outside the windows! No gators though, thank goodness.

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  2. Wow, I've never seen an armadillo before! Do they make noise? I'll trade you an armadillo for a lorikeet pair ;)

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  3. Thanks, I use the north window in my house for all of my photography. I finished one ball on the scarf and it measured 16 1/2", so I need a third ball to make this scarf at least 49" long. Gee, back to the store!

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  4. I forgot you lived in TX till I saw the armadillo pic! Armadillos + roadrunners = TX!

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~Tracy