Friday, June 15, 2012

RANDOM PROPERTY PICTURES

Here are some pictures to share with you all. I wanted to show you some of the property, and per my wonderful cyber friend Kymber at her great blog Framboise Manor, I've promised these to her as well. This is the view at the back of the property toward what is behind us. Skies are pretty here, that's for sure.  Hot of course, but pretty.


This is looking the other direction, off to the side, again just pretty flat, typical land in this area.  This property is owned by one family and is a couple hundred acres and is used mostly for cattle grazing.  They allow us to walk it if we want and there is a pond back there in those trees. I'll have to go back there sometime and take a picture.

Those of you in parts of the country with rolling terrain and hills will see how different this area is.  Very flat. A different kind of tree down here too, notice no pines of any kind.  There are some around, but mostly it's more known for just Oaks, Mesquites, etc.  I will post more pictures later. Hope you enjoyed seeing a different part of the country!

20 comments:

kymber said...

thank you 1st Man - i loved the tour!!! i thought that the land would be much more arid-y and dry-ish - i don't know i guess i was thinking of New Mexico or something?!?!?!? it is so beautiful and lots of green like we have up here! and i guess i thought that it would be more roly-poly but it is so nice and flat. i love the way that the trees jump right out at you - and so green!

and now be honest - did you photo-shop our cape breton sky into your pictures???? those skies look like ours???? just absolutely beautiful!

next time - take us for a walk around starting from the driveway or the house so i can orient myself better. but thank you so much for taking us on this tour - i love to "visit" different places all over the world and never have to leave my house - teehee.

your friend,
kymber

kymber said...

oh ya - i need pics of the pond too! i love all forms of water!

1st Man said...

I will do that! This was all I had in my file now. I wanted to get some of these up now, but I'l get some 'tour pics' this weekend and post them. Tomorrow is big green zen machine day.

Yes, it's definitely green (when it rains, lol). It's funny what you said about the trees, yeah, there aren't alot of densely wooded areas, but they just pop up in little clumps. Of course, this is cattle country so I'm sure over the couple hundred years or so of working the land, trees have been cleared by farmers, and animals have kept it cleared as well. ;-)

1st Man said...

absolutely!!

dianefaith said...

I lived all of my life in hilly terrain, and in my first visits to Texas I was amazed at how far we could see. The sky was a bowl from horizon to horizon, full of stars, and we could see storms coming from far off. Is it like that at your farm?

dindin said...

I live right down the road and my terrain is very hilly. what we call 'rolling' hills. I remember flat all too well, from my upbringing in Houston

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

That is a mighty nice fence, 1st. You must be great neighbors!

Hilltop Homestead said...

Heck, I got the rolling hills and I had the piney woods until my adopted father decided to let the loggers in this year. They clear cut at least 3/4 of the trees.

You have a beautiful place and I agree with Kymber's suggestions. I look forward to seeing more. - Genevieve

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Once driving through the panhandle of texas (where there is nothing, not even a tree) I swear it was so flat I could see the curve of the earth on the horizon. That was weird. Your area seems to have a nice vegetation. It is very pretty there. I think you are making a very nice homestead for yourself.

Hilltop Homestead said...

BTW, we are about 4 hours north of you.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

siiiigghhhhhh...a girl could get used that view. It is so very lovely!

LNL said...

What beautiful property! You're very lucky. I live in East Tennessee so I'm surrounded on all sides by mountains, it would be strange to not see any. But with views like that I could probably get used to not having any mountains.

Lynda said...

I love your fence posts...I bet they could tell stories! We have a few of the old time homesteads that still have the old posts...but now most are the steel T-posts...not as rustic or unique. I'm happy to see all of the "green"...we're starting to "brown-out" in our cow country!

1st Man said...

We can see a bit farther than you'd expect, but because of the trees that just pop up, it's not the horizon view I'd hope for. I have been to parts of Texas where you get that bowl and it IS amazing huh? We can see storms a bit further in advance which is nice, ha.

1st Man said...

Yes, the terrain changes just about 50 miles (or less) down the road, starts getting hilly, and then of course Austin is the "Hill Country". I'd like some hills but oh well. Flat is what we get, ha.

1st Man said...

The cows haven't complained yet, LOL!

1st Man said...

YES! Panhandle (and parts South of there) are flat flat flat...and you can see for miles and miles. It's odd for sure. Yes, I like the vegetation, though I'd wish for a few more "pretty" trees, but hey, I can plant those, right? Thanks for the kind words, check back, I'll have more pics soon.

1st Man said...

Ha, the cows might not like the staring, ha. Thanks!

1st Man said...

Isn't that funny? I would say the opposite, it would be strange to see mountains, but I bet I could get used to it, ha. Thank you though for your kind words!

1st Man said...

You know I never thought about it, but those are old posts huh? I'm going to have to check them out more closely. On the "East" side of the property it's a new fence with the steel posts.

Yep, still green but patches of brown are starting to appear. We might be on our way to "brown-out" ourselves!