Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Weekend Roundup - Q

Today's assignment: Starts with Q, Favorite, and Quiet.

Starts with Q: This is a trail cam pic, which is currently attached to our front porch. The horses sneaked through the gate into our yard. We were in a QUANDARY trying to decide how to remove them. No matter which way we ran, they ran the other. It's a huge yard. We finally called in assistance from the neighbor. We were QUITE tired.

Favorite: Horses and birds are always a favorite of mine. I have been seeing a few more birds recently, probably due to southern migration, so went for a long back road ramble. Sadly, no bird finds, but did fall in love with this beautiful paint horse. This is the best shot I could get since someone had the audacity to drive on the same road as me. :)

Quiet: Shhh, QUIET, Gus is sleeping.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Weekend Roundup - P

This week's assignment: Starts with P, Favorite, and Pattern.

Starts with P:  This rodeo clown decided to wear a bright PINK shirt.

Favorite:  These two beauties would make a fine-looking PAIR while pulling a wagon.

Pattern: Mr. Dilly is covered in PATTERNS. 

Just Because: One sorrel and two PAINTS—running.

And Finally: Mr. Cardinal is PERCHED on a dead tree limb.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Weekend Roundup - O

This week's assignment: Starts with O, Favorite, and Over.

Starts with O: My favorite place to have lunch is OLE Red in Tishomingo, OK. 

Favorite: My favorite breakfast food is OATMEAL. This is blueberry OVERNIGHT OATMEAL. In the winter, Mom always made hot cereal for breakfast. She made OATMEAL with raisins and lots of fresh cream and sugar. Yum! Mom's was the best. I made the OWL spoon rest for my mom in the early 70s. She kept it on her stove until she passed away. Now I use it.

Over: This is Socks the mule. He likes to roll OVER in the dirt. Especially when he had a bath a couple of hours before. Bad Socks!

Just Because: OKLAHOMA University and University of Texas are football rivals. Every year in October the rivalry extends to everyone in both states, as they meet in Dallas for a game. Since I lived in Texas for over 30 years, my allegiance has always been with UT. Now that I live in OKLAHOMA, I feel I should root for the home team, but I can't seem to do it. This is a sign by the gate of a ranch south of Ada, OK. Guess they will be chanting Boomer Sooner while we chant Hook 'em Horns!

And Finally: A couple of times per year, several people hitch their mules to wagons and form a mule train. They travel for a few days, stopping at designated areas to camp. I wait for them to pass by and take pictures. This is the outrider dressed in his ORANGE vest to warn oncoming traffic.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Weekend Roundup - N

This week's assignment: Starts with N, Favorite, and Number.

Starts with N: NOSE begins with N. And Dylan has decided his friend needs a NOSE lick for some reason. 

Favorite: NEW begins with N. In this case, how about a NEW horse. He is a nice one too. 

Since it is fall, time to switch out my summer hat for a NEW felt one. 

Number: An address on a fence, which includes NUMBERS.

Just Because: Do you remember NEWLY from the long-running Gunsmoke series? NEWLY a.k.a. Buck Taylor is an actor and also an artist. We have several of his prints dotting our walls and they are all western themed. Below is one titled Dad and Me. For those who are fans of westerns, you will recognize his father in this picture—Dub Taylor.

And Finally: How about a quilt made up of characters in NURSERY rhymes? Totally my work. I'm not the embroidery expert or quilter that my mom was, but I'm quite proud of this baby quilt. I won't tell you how many years it took me to finish it. Let's just say the grandchild it was meant for is now in high school. :) Still Mom would have been proud.

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