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Pic's from the Ranch.

Posted on 10/31/2009 4:14:35 AM PDT by Dusty Road

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: beautyoftexas; texas
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1 posted on 10/31/2009 4:14:36 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road
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2 posted on 10/31/2009 4:17:08 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Where you at Dusty??

could be any number of western States.....

those Buffler look delicious.


3 posted on 10/31/2009 4:19:29 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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4 posted on 10/31/2009 4:19:33 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Vaquero

Where you at Dusty??

West Texas


5 posted on 10/31/2009 4:21:17 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

What a beautiful place. You are blessed. Sigh...


6 posted on 10/31/2009 4:24:43 AM PDT by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Dusty Road; Vaquero

Love west Texas - Went to school at Sul Ross - now stuck in MI - thanks for the pictures taking me “Home”


7 posted on 10/31/2009 4:25:35 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: Dusty Road

How the hell did Helen Thomas climb that tree?


8 posted on 10/31/2009 4:26:01 AM PDT by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: Dusty Road

That’s a “big bunny”!!!

What kind of hare is that?

And the egg on the stones, what’s that about?


9 posted on 10/31/2009 4:27:45 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Happyinmygarden
Here's a few more that I've posted before, they're my favorites. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
10 posted on 10/31/2009 4:30:40 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: dawn53

That’s a “big bunny”!!!

What kind of hare is that?

And the egg on the stones, what’s that about?


That’s a Jack Rabbit, the egg is that of a Nighthawk and a chick, they nest on bare ground.


11 posted on 10/31/2009 4:33:08 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Drove though the length and Breadth of TX in ‘75 on I-10 when I took a year off to see the country....that drive through seem to be forever.... Nice little hills and valleys in West Texas.....pretty land.

I need to get back out west again before I croak...bucket list type of thing.....I need to see, once again TX and NM and AZ and well damn...a good chunck of the West again....and except for a trip to Vegas in ‘05 (a long weekend and no gambling...just some shows and then we took a trip to red rock canyon then a light plane flight to the souther rim of the Grand Canyon....where me and the missus took a bus up to the rim....)

So much to see in America....I wonder why people need to go to Europe?


12 posted on 10/31/2009 4:33:40 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

....I wonder why people need to go to Europe?


Heck I’m almost 60 and I still haven’t seen all of Texas yet!


13 posted on 10/31/2009 4:36:18 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Thank you for sharing. Somehow, views of endless lines of traffic on So. CA freeways just don’t hold a candle to these pics... Have you always lived there?


14 posted on 10/31/2009 4:42:11 AM PDT by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Dusty Road

I thought that looked like WT. I love country where trees don’t get in the way, and you can see around you. (I am from WT, and went to college in Canyon)


15 posted on 10/31/2009 4:49:10 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: Vaquero

“So much to see in America....I wonder why people need to go to Europe?”

How true! To me natural beauty is preferable to man made things, and it is in such great abundance throughout this great nation. My travels have taken me to 49 of the 50 states and I regret not making it to Alaska.


16 posted on 10/31/2009 4:49:31 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Happyinmygarden

Thank you for sharing. Somehow, views of endless lines of traffic on So. CA freeways just don’t hold a candle to these pics... Have you always lived there?


I tried CA twice and came back like a whipped pup. We lived in Vista and Oceanside then went back a few years later to Victorville. CA is just a little too intense for me.


17 posted on 10/31/2009 4:52:27 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: rintense

“How the hell did Helen Thomas climb that tree?”

Stimulus package.


18 posted on 10/31/2009 4:53:31 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Dusty Road

Texas- Sally (Holstein) stepped on my left leg when I was a chick.....one leg survived...but I became one mean rooster! The dogs were frightened by my imposing presence....they'd even surrender their food when I demanded it....

19 posted on 10/31/2009 5:01:41 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Dusty Road
Heck I’m almost 60 and I still haven’t seen all of Texas yet!

hell I turned 60 in February....and I haven't seen all of NY yet....

did you know that the Adirondack Park is bigger than Yellowstone NP.

The Adirondack Park is a publicly-protected area located in northeast New York. It is the largest park and the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States, and the largest National Historic Landmark.

The park covers some 6.1 million acres (9,400 mi²/24,700 km²), a land area about the size of Vermont, or of the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks combined.

Hell people die get lost and die there every years....and the Black Bears there have been taken that weigh over 600 lbs....now that is BIG for a Black Bear.....I have hunted it...and will not go in off some of those long unpaved logging roads without a compass and a topo map....

20 posted on 10/31/2009 5:02:32 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Dusty Road
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21 posted on 10/31/2009 5:27:05 AM PDT by pke
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To: Dusty Road

Thanks for posting the pictures. Thats some nice scenery

Looks like you’ve got a young Jackalope just waiting for next year...;)


22 posted on 10/31/2009 5:30:22 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: mathluv; Dusty Road

I’m in the Panhandle an Dustys pics are awesome indeed !


23 posted on 10/31/2009 5:50:16 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Dusty Road

I love Texas!


24 posted on 10/31/2009 5:50:40 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Dusty Road

Thanks for the share. I miss TX.


25 posted on 10/31/2009 5:54:28 AM PDT by fujimoh
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To: Vaquero

Never been there but my wife has, she’s from Queen’s.


26 posted on 10/31/2009 5:56:56 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Smart move by you.


27 posted on 10/31/2009 5:58:14 AM PDT by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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28 posted on 10/31/2009 6:12:21 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Great pics, thanks for posting.


29 posted on 10/31/2009 6:17:49 AM PDT by CheneyLives
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To: Dusty Road

Thanks for sharing Dusty. Great pics!


30 posted on 10/31/2009 6:19:43 AM PDT by houeto (I peered inside the Treasury's door and alas, the entire vault was empty. We've been robbed!)
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To: Dusty Road

Are those the same shrooms I used to eat in TX as a crazy teenager?


31 posted on 10/31/2009 6:23:30 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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Love the look on the tortoise’s face...”Go ahead, take my picture, hurry up and then please put me down.””


32 posted on 10/31/2009 6:25:11 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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I hate snakes — rattlers are at the top of the list.
33 posted on 10/31/2009 6:26:42 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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I hate snakes — rattlers are at the top of the list.

At least rattlers will usually let you know they are there. My neighbor had a timber rattler in her garden in August. It rattled and let her know.

We also have copperheads. I really hate those guys. You can't see them, usually. They look like leaves. You usually don't know they are there until they strike at you......

34 posted on 10/31/2009 6:35:46 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Dusty Road

Great pics! That’s some beautiful country, Dusty Road.


35 posted on 10/31/2009 7:25:09 AM PDT by Dinah Lord
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Loved the pictures, Dusty. Thanks for posting them.


36 posted on 10/31/2009 7:32:36 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (I hate Illinois Nazis.)
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Nice plump rattler....fortunately we didn't have any that we saw in the yard this season.

Last year's three kills (one of 'em a Mojave) were enough, thank you....

37 posted on 10/31/2009 7:35:53 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: Vaquero
Vaq - wifey and I took almost five weeks this past spring and jumped in the old Camry and toodled around the entire lower third of the U.S......7000 miles, as much as possible OFF the Interstates, visiting friends, family and just having fun doing offbeat stuff like Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas and "gemming" in North Carolina, and driving the beach in Daytona.

We still talk about it just about every day.

38 posted on 10/31/2009 7:39:58 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: Dusty Road

Requesting permission to use some of your pictures to show how beautiful West Texas is. I am a fellow Texan but live in East Texas.


39 posted on 10/31/2009 9:00:17 PM PDT by longhorn too
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Be my guest.


40 posted on 11/01/2009 3:44:25 AM PST by Dusty Road
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Are you closer to Fort Stockton or Amarillo? What's the closest town to you?

I love the pics...'cept for the rattlesnakes!

41 posted on 11/01/2009 3:54:48 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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We're 14 miles South East of where I-20 and US-87 intersect, or 10 miles straight south of Coahoma TX. The big ranch is 32 sections with an adjoining 4 sections to the south divided by County road 821.
42 posted on 11/01/2009 4:06:46 AM PST by Dusty Road
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Great pictures, Dusty! Thanks! Texas is beautiful.

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Ping to.... :-) MP


43 posted on 11/01/2009 4:14:29 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Dusty Road

What kind of critter is that attacking that spider ? Some kinda Pelosi or sumpthin.


44 posted on 11/01/2009 4:16:54 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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We call them Tarantula Hawk's, they sting the spiders which paralyzes them, then drag them to a safe area and dig a hole where they will lay they're egg's on them and then bury them, covering up the hole in a manner where it is indistigwishable to the surrounding terrain.
45 posted on 11/01/2009 4:37:18 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I should have also said they’re a large black wasp about 2 to 3 inches long.


46 posted on 11/01/2009 4:39:55 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Thanks, I’ll have to check them out further.


47 posted on 11/01/2009 4:47:59 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Dusty Road
I love the pictures.

I always said I would settle in West Texas......I wound up in Roswell, NM...........Love will do that :)

48 posted on 11/01/2009 4:54:10 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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We go through Roswell all the time on our way to Ruidoso, I kind of like Roswell it reminds me of the way our town used to be before they shut the base down. I miss those day’s, loved hearing the jet’s flying over.


49 posted on 11/01/2009 5:07:46 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road
Ruidoso, my wife's family has a cabin there, in upper canyon. They have had it over 50 years.

It is a wonderful place.

50 posted on 11/01/2009 5:12:29 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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