Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Crossing on Chisholm Trail

Last Friday, the weather was too beautiful to stay home, so Loudon and I went to Sprouts to get a snack for a picnic in the park, and then to the Chisholm Trail Park.



Eeeee-haw! Ride 'em, cowboy!

Git along little dogie.


Oooooo, DIRT!



Even better--a stick to whack everything!




Snack time!




On to the waterfall, downstream from the low-water crossing.





This old turtle knew how to enjoy a warm Spring morning.




Woah! They sure were big back in the old days!




Spring-time in Texas








29 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

In springtime, I don't want to be anywhere but Texas. Went down the Bluebonnet Trails here today, the scent took my breath away!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Nola, I bet it was beautiful. I wonder if it was the scent of the Bluebonnets that took your breath away or the pollen? LOL! It is so heavy this year, my red car looks yellow...it looks like someone took handfuls of yellow powder and threw it all over my car.

The Diva said...

I bet it was a wonderful day. I'm glad you got to spend it together.~~Dee from Red Dirt Ramblings

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dee, It was a glorious day--and any day I can redirect his stick-whacking from my plants is a good day. The bronze statues made such a nice satisfying echoey (I just made up a new word!)sound that was hard for Loudon to resist. He was scared of the waterfall though.

Marie said...

A wonderful way to spend a spring day. The cattle are sure big in Texas!

Rose said...

Looks like a wonderful outing, Jenny. My, but Loudon is growing up so quickly--what a cutie! Little boys and sticks...yes, an inevitable combination:)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marie, the Longhorns really are big! I think some of those statues were a little bit bigger than life-size though. LOL!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Rose, Sticks and dirt. That is all Loudon needs to stay busy and happy. He is growing up fast...I can't think about it--it makes me too sad.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

LOL, you can't fool us. Neither of those things is a lil doggie! :)

Joseph said...

Loudon is adorable! It sounds like he had a great time with Mom. Great way to spend the day.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hey Joseph! Glad you stopped by. Actually, Loudon is my grandson. I have two granddaughters and Loudon is the only little grandson--so far. ;-)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Monica. I see I am going to have to teach you Texan! It's not doggie like puppy dog, It's pronounced doagie (like hoagie) although the spelling is dogie...don't ask--it's a Texas thang! ;-)

Cheryl said...

Springtime in Texas looks just beautiful. It has only been 8C
(47F) today with a cold easterly wind. More like January temperatures for SE UK. Everything is just so slow here....

I love the waterfall. It looks stunning. There is nothing like water to soothe the sould.

Your little Grandson is just so cute......don't they just make your heart beat a little faster.....

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cheryl, the waterfall was wonderful, in fact, I always find Brushy Creek so restorative. I wanted to take pictures of the Round Rock that our town was named after, but didn't dare with "The Loud One" with me. He was so busy finding sticks and playing in the dirt, I had to watch him like a hawk! He is such a joy. It is amazing how much more I appreciate my grand-kids than I was able to my own children. I was too busy trying to make sure they went to soccer and gymnastic practice, did their homework, and minded their manners.

Susie said...

He's a cutie! Looks like a great day!

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

What fun that little guy had with you;-) Keep enjoying your spring...it will be too hot soon to be able to stay outdoors too long;-) He's a cutie;-)

Cindy, MCOK said...

Your little cowboy is just adorable! April is indeed a wonderful month here in Texas, isn't it?

A wildlife gardener said...

Everything looks so green already, where you are...and a wonderful little lad to share it all with...great :)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Susie, It was such a lovely day! I am so glad we had the time to stop and enjoy that little park.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Jan, You are so right. Soon it will be too hot. Little Loudon is an outside guy, so we will be sweating, but outside anyway. We will have to limit our time to early morning and evening.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cindy, this has been the kind of April that just makes your heart sing, it is so beautiful.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear WG, It is fast becoming summer here. Spring is always so illusive. Loudon and I are trying to enjoy every moment we can outside.

Peeoknee said...

Oh, I'm so glad I found your corner of the blogging world. I love garden blogs and the garden people who have created them. I have enjoyed your travels, plants, family and especially your 4 legged friends!!! I have 2 leggers also but the 4 leggers are awesome!! Looking forward to reading more.....Joyce

Peeoknee said...

I'm so glad to have found your great gardening blog and I so enjoy the gardners who create them. I have enjoyed your garden tales, travels and especially the 4leggers. They are special. I look forward to reading more about everything in the future....Joyce

Roses and Lilacs said...

What wonderful statues of the longhorns. They look a little large too. Must be because everything is bigger in Texas:)

Longhorn cattle are coming back into popularity with rodeo types. A friend of mine is raising them.
Marnie

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Joyce, I've enjoyed finding your blog too! I think your little "peekoknee" is very cute. I have a weakness for any 4-legged critter that crosses my path! LOL!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marnie, I love Longhorns. I think if you could call any cattle magnificent, it would be longhorns.

Gail said...

Jenny, How adorable he is and the song is perfect! gail

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thanks Gail, I am just a little partial to that little guy. And thanks on the song too--I always loved that song by the Lovin' Spoonful's...brings back sooooo many memories of younger carefree days. Too bad I didn't appreciate them for that back then.