Sunday, July 10, 2011

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.

(Vino at Priour on the Frio!)
Well then, I'm back in civilization, which is always a pretty big adjustment for me. I don't handle transferring back to the whole real world thing in an extremely healthy manner. The field season was a pretty great one and leaving the ranch (as usual) was a big fat bummer. So, here's a few photos of one of my favorite places. Sure, maybe it's weird that I dig this part of Texas so much but I'm rather attached to it and whoa, cheesy, but it's one of the places I feel the most sense of place. So there, take that and run, yeah.
(Bee Creek backyard, preferred running route)

11 comments:

Clytie said...

Welcome back to civilization ... I can see why you love it so much - your pictures themselves convey the beauty and peacefulness that surrounded you!!!

Ms. Becky said...

well a hearty welcome back. missed you. that looks like a remote and gorgeously wild area. a river too, which is where I'd prefer to spend my spare time. I think I'd like it. looking forward to seeing more photos. take good care now.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

The first photo is astonishing - and beautiful.

Lucy

John S. Mead said...

WELCOME BACK! Glad to have you back in communication again! Looks & sounds like you had a great season... I cannot wait to see all the goodies you have to share. As a Bio teacher I"m very curious about what you were focused on! BTW...LOVE the Painted Bunting on your header... just "shot" my first onbe two weeks ago (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=228370650518581&set=a.128234397198874.18508.122947777727536&type=1&theater)

Cheers!

ChrisJ said...

That Painted Bunting is gorgeous! I'd love to see one! If I had my choice I'd be out in the country somewhere.

Laloofah said...

That looks like beautiful country (and especially inviting with the wine set out!) that would be tough to leave, and I totally relate to how a certain place (or places) can get in your blood and give you that strong "sense of place" you wrote of. It's not cheesy at all. Besides, vegans don't do "cheesy." ;-)

I'm glad you had a great field season and am sorry it's over. Who (or what) determines how long you get to stay in the field? A supervisor? The weather? The length of a study you're doing?

Anyway, welcome back, you were missed!

Arija said...

Most of us have special places in this world that draw us like magnets and make it hard to leave them. I'm rather taken with the patch you love as well.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Not cheesy at all Jill, beautiful place and I feel the same way about where I roam, we all need those very special places. Welcome back, should only be a momentary bummer, for I know you have great adventures ahead~

Seagull Steve said...

Whoa done already? Uh oh...are you languishing in that one state again? At least the rest of us will get more blog posts out of you.

Janie said...

I can see why you'd love those big open spaces. Hope you can adjust (temporarily) to living away from the wild.

elvira pajarola said...

ciao cara jill...welcome back to you toooooo!!!!
(I was awayyyy soo loong too)....

Oh, I do LOVE this place and I do love its wilderness .....!!
( You must know, it's so funny, but I get almost every week a proposal from a Texas Agency to by one of their wild, wild pieces of land and I look at them and I LOVE THEM....)

Wonderful to visit your blog again......
ciao ciao elvira