Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday's thirteen: Country Drive

I went on a country drive for my birthday. Here's some photos I took along the way.
1. We're on our way to Hensley Lake. In this photo you can see it's going to rain soon, and you also get a look at my little dashboard Kitties my hubby bought for me.
2. We live in a very dry arid area, but this is also farm country. Here you can see the "Happy Cows." 
3. More of our grass land and storm clouds.
4. Something blooming along side of the road.
5. We finally made it to Hensley Lake. Waters still a bit low though.
6. We stopped at Look Out Point, but the wind had gotten up. My daughter and I nearly froze our butts off, trying to get a couple of pictures before we hurried back to the car.

7. My hubby posed for a photo.
8. Look closely and you can see the dam. The name of the dam is Hidden dam. 
9. A blooming bush. I don't know what they're call but there were several of them close to the road.
10. I saw a spotted a abandoned house with a balancing rock in the foreground.
11. Above the lake is this lovely river that runs into it, but I forget to get the name of it. *slaps head*
12. Mean while my hubby was on the other side of the bridge and saw two turtles. Unfortunately they saw him and dived into the river before my daughter and I could join him and see them too. :(
All that's left is two wet spots on the middle rock (if you look very closely you can see them).
13. On the way home we saw a barn and I snapped this photo just as it started to rain.


Shelley Munro said...

Thanks for sharing. Those clouds look really black!

Paige Tyler said...

Great pics!


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Darla M Sands said...

Looks like an enjoyable birthday! I like doing that sort of thing. Happy TT!

Kimberly Menozzi said...

Good job not getting rained on - especially if it was cold and windy! I miss winter already... sigh...

Happy TT! :)

Skylar Kade said...

Beautiful...Los Angeles makes me crave open spaces. Great pics!

Happy T13.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I so love the country! Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy T13!

Suzanna said...

Nice pics! I know it's an optical illusion, but wow, those clouds look really close to the ground. Did it ever end up raining?

Maddy Barone said...

Sounds like a nice outing!

Heather said...

Country drives can be so relaxing, though that looks like one wicked storm that was brewing.

Alice Audrey said...

That house is really hidden, just by having a brown roof. If you hadn't said something, I might not have noticed it.

Janice said...

Hi Shelley,

Yeah, they were but beautiful too. The photo hardly does them justice.

Hi Paige,

Thank you. :)

Hi Darla,

Thank you. I like to drive around Hensley every ten years on my birthday.

Hi Kimberley,

This sort of weather is rare this time of the year for us. Usually in May were starting to have eighty degree heat. ugh. But I enjoy the rain and the cooler temps.

Hi Skylar,

We have a lot of open spaces here, but you have to drive a little ways to get them. :)

Hi KS,

Your welcome.

Hi Suzanna,

Yeah, it did rain but not much. It sprinkled. Most of our rain clouds head to the mountains. That's why its so dry here.

Hi Maddy,

It was but cold too.

Hi Heather,

It was, but my hubby drove too fast. And it didn't rain much, although higher up it did snow.

Hi Alice,

Yeah, that house was sinking into the ground and had already started to blend in with its surroundings.


Tatiana Caldwell said...

Nice pictures. I especially like #11 and 13.

Janice said...

Hi Tatiania,

Thank you. I had a lot of fun taking them.


Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Very pretty area, but if we had those black clouds here a tornado would drop out of them. :( Glad you had a nice relaxing birthday drive.

Janice said...

Hi Lisa,

Thank you.

We do get an occasional twister, but it just takes off a roof or knocks down an old barn. Pretty minor stuff to what your state has gone through.


Merle said...

Dear Janice ~~I hope you had a great birthday and I see by your trip that it was good. I have missed a few birthdays unfortunately. Thank you so much for your comments on Peter's updates onmy health. I am annoyed to think I walked into hospital to get a kidney stone blasted by laser and spent 4 weeks away from home, and have been home one more week and I have to walk with a walking frame.I am doing exercises to get my strength back.. Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes. Also for the welcome back on my first post. Take care dear friend,and thank you again.
Much love, Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Thank you for the birthday wish. It was a good day. :)

I'm glad your back home and I wish you well on your continued recovery. That's too bad that a kidney stone caused you such a problems.

My thoughts and prayers on with your. Get well soon, my friend.