Thursday, September 22, 2016

After the fog lifted a few mornings ago we took a country ride on our favorite road. Not one where we don't know where we are if we had a flat or truck trouble and had to call for help. I could give directions even though it goes far into ranch land with cattle guards and cows on the road at times. It takes exactly one hour from time we leave home until the time we get back. We have seen wild turkeys crossing but not that morning. We saw a covey of Quail, one of my favorite birds. Like the way they run on the ground ahead of the truck for a while until they get tired and fly just high enough to get above the truck and land over the fence. We also saw two deer jump the fence, cross in front of us and jump to the other side. Such graceful creatures. We see several different unusual gateways which I've probably already posted here. I guess the most interesting thing we see is a burial plot in front of a home. It has a nice iron fence around it with probably space for about three more graves. It is in front of a home under big shady oak trees with a tombstone large heart on it. I would love to get out to read the inscription but feel it might be intruding so we just drive slow and look. I can't count the times we have traveled this road and I can enjoy it because we seldom meet a car so John can drive and I can look. The picture at the top does not pertain to that road.

7 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Is it legal to plant people in your yard, anymore? Maybe pets, or old-old? Interesting.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet old two-track.

Paula said...

I know several families here in Texas who have made small family cemetaries on their property. I'm sure they have to go through some rules and regulations.

Jon said...

I have seen several old homes here in TN with burial plots near them.
This is such a beautiful time of year to go out driving.

Mary Degli Esposti said...

Maybe they would not consider it an intrusion. I'd probably do it in the back yard if I didn't want anyone to look...maybe take (more of) a peek next time. I'm glad you are feeling well enough to keep up with some of your normal routines. When you aren't feeling well enough, stop & eat a cookie :), then rest.

jack69 said...

Sorry I'm late, but the net was sketchy in Florida this time.
I enjoyed reading this. There isn't many things that look more graceful that the deer running a jumping. I love a real where you meet NO ONE, and especially aren't PUSHED by someone.
I don't blame folks for being in a hurry, I just wish they didn't feel (or act) like I ma delaying them on purpose. HAHAHAHAHA
Hugs to YOu and Brother John

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Most importantly, how are you feeling?!!!

I too love the quiet drives along roads like this. And your description makes it all the more inviting!! [Quail ARE awesome]