4.28.2009

The Wild West

I thought I would share some pictures taken at some of the local ranches around the Seymour and Albany area of Texas. Many of these pictures are places along the Great Western Trail which was a large cattle trail used to drive cattle to market in the 1800's. There were many Indians that lived in these areas as well as settlers. There were even some cowboys who liked to ride into town and shoot it up on Saturday nights. It probably seems like unbelievable stories but I have read much of the history of the area and they testify that the stories of the wild west are true. These are pictures of places that are common sites to us but I thought you might enjoy some of our local color.

















Until Next Time
Debbie
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12 comments:

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I LOVE your photography! The angles you capture take my breath away! I would love to have that talent....I'm awestruck!

Thank you for checking in on Roy and me. Your comments mean so much~
♥,Lilly

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Beautiful photos! You must have had lots of rain up that direction because everything is so green! My best friend growing up has a big ranch outside of Seymour. I think her brother still lives on the ranch. We have lost touch over the years. I think the ranch is called Hash Mark. It belongs to the Hunt family. I enjoyed your pics!

Malisa

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing such nice photos. I love seeing wildflowers/weeds along the roads. Most of them are probably weeds, but they look so soft and pretty blowing in the breezes!

Loretta said...

Hi Debbie,
Love all the beautiful flowers. I think I have the red ones in my garden. They are called gailardia. I just love the faces on the cattle! They look at you like they're saying "Yea, so what are you looking at!" The horns on the speckled guy behind the fence are amazing! Thanks for the fantastic tour! Hugs, Loretta

ClassyChassy said...

Such beauty you have out there! I liked looking at the longhorns - someone not far from where I live has some, but they are listed for sale - every day people are forced into tough decisions because of this economy - I hate it - it changes the way we have been accustomed to living. Thank you for sharing some peacefulness, and taking me away from my stress!

Charli and me said...

Thank you for these wonderful pictures. I really love traveling with you. The wildflowers are just beautiful ♥ I like the Longhorns too.

mbkatc230 said...

What beautiful photographs Debbie. There is nothing that epitomizes Texas for me more than cattle surrounded by wildflowers. Thank you Lady Bird! Kathy

Chandy said...

Debbie you make me wish I was there with you! Love all those pictures, wow!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Loved your photos - the flowers, the cattle and the wind farm. Great to see how it compares with home. A x

Lindab said...

Windfarms are getting to be pretty universal, but the cattle and wildflowers are certainly new to me.

Deb said...

you really got some great photos...love the Texas Longhorns! pretty flowers

Ankush said...

Hi, thanks for the lovely pictures... I will be in houston for sometime and would like to visit some countryside areas on hoiday. Can you recommend some place