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The Dallas Longhorn

Several years ago I stopped at Fuel City in Dallas which is on the banks of the Trinity River running along the edge of the city. While getting gas I noticed a small herd of longhorn cattle behind the building and (always having my camera with me) I started shooting. This one steer stood out amount the rest with his beautiful coloring and fine set of horns. The problem was that from where I standing, he was not moving. I did everything but throw a coke bottle at him but he stood still and here is the shot I got. Recently, the owner of Fuel City, John David Benda and I talked and he now has the file and most likely will place in the station below the mounted head of this steer (who died of old age). Where the steer stood then is now a car wash.

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Mississippi Kite

About 2 weeks ago, I found what looked like a partial chicken egg shell in my driveway, or that is what it I thought because my neighbor has chickens nearby. Later I found bird poop the size of paint ball splats in the same place so looking up, I see this huge nest made of sticks in the very top of a large white oak tree next to the house. This is what I found, a Mississippi Kite with one chick in the nest. These birds are supposed to lay two eggs but I see only one chick. I have a good vantage point to watch them so I will post updates as time goes by.

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Cowboy or ?

So here we were last night we were at the Greenwood Saloon in Bluff Dale, TX for our friend’s retirement party from the Fort Worth Fire Department when my lady friend spotted this ‘old cowboy” leaning against the wall with a beer in his hand. This guy is right our of central casting for a Lonesome Dove character so she took some discreet photos of him and then went over to talk to him only to find out he is a Chiropractor from nearby! I introduced myself and found that he is from the area and just happened to have an old hat he wore out. Just goes to show that you never know until you introduce yourself. Full disclosure here, I took her photo and massaged it a bit.

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