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A Trip to an Outdoor Reserve

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Last week the children and I decided to take a drive to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center  in Texas … it was a lot of fun. It was drive through and not too many persons about.

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A natural habitat.

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Look at those antlers.

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Looking for pellets.

 

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We were advised to feed the giraffes by hand which the children did and loved it … they do slobber a lot. I was chicken and did not feed them, lol.

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They are tall, graceful and beautiful creatures.

I am not the best videographer, I will have to do better in this regard.

The park was lovely in its natural state and we enjoyed the trip very much.

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The deers munching.

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The day was sunny and the views awesome.

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A nice look out area.

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God’s own country.

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I found this old tree very interesting.

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My little Snooky

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My Snooky and I. The gift shop area was open but not many customers around.

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The views were awesome.

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The Cheetahs were not paying any attention to us and just laying under the trees.

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Hippos

 

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The layers of the soil.

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The view.

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All in all we had a great day with lots of fun. My daughter and her friend were along for the ride, but did not want their faces on the blog, so no pics of them.

Have a blessed and safe day everyone.

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The Nature Trade-off

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Look at those beautiful natural rocks, those trees, they could tell us so much information about this environment. Many of the trees gone, the wildlife put out, they are roaming around and crying at nights. They have been ousted and are unsure where they should migrate to. Everywhere, their lives turned upside down by man.

I went on my morning walk today. I often go alone. I talk to God on these solitary times, since I can no longer do that in the car on my way to work.

By nature I am a solitary creature. I love the companionship of my mind. I have always been very comfortable with myself and I relish that alone time.

Looking around in my budding neighborhood, I am again struck by the things lost to make way for humans.

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Look at the beauty here.

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Soon new homes, roads, pools, parks … noise.

This is a new phase, less than 2 months ago, there were trees everywhere …

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We continue to destroy in the name of building.

I see the beauty here, and I think about how this was once someone’s homestead. Someone’s hopes, their dream of building a life for their family. Now all that remains are the remnants of that fence, now in tatters, being torn down making way for the new.

I ponder how my life, my home, my dreams will someday be torn down as well to make way for  things new.

But it is they way humans do.