Wednesday, August 17, 2011

gone swimmin...

texas drought
watered 12 burros
 10 longhorns
innumerable bugs and birds
pond depth at 11.5 feet
went swimming
photo by Kristinna Blanchard
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23 comments:

tffnguy said...

Doesn't look like black water now. Hope it don't keep dropping that fast or it won't be long before its gone. (Without more rain)

William Lai said...

bet that felt real good

El Viejo said...

Now you're talkin! Course you still need an inner tube and a ice chest full of beer.... and a couple of them Terlingua Tiger Kats

Dizzy-Dick said...

Gonna have to come to Terlingua to get cooled off. Hard to believe it is hotter and drier here in the piney woods of East Texas than it is out your way.

remmij said...

... as someone with an Arkansas drawl said when describing the Gov. of Texas : “He’s a good-looking rascal.” Looks like it was a fine day for a dip and all the wildlife had to be appreciative of the oasis you created.

lanette said...

Been reading your blog for over a year, this is my favorite photo, for sure

LBH said...

I have to agree with Lanette. If I had to name the photo I would have to call it. "Cool Satisfaction"

Debbie said...

If the pond would stay full, what is the maximum depth it will achieve? Can the wildlife get to the water or are you having to pull water for them. Like someone else said it is nice that you have been able to create a watering hole especially with the drought Texas has had this year.

Al said...

Water good. Water in the desert is gold! I hope you didn't contaminate it . . .

Al

Phil said...

Hopefully you can keep all the poopin' burros and long horns out of your honey hole!

diddenc said...

It's good to be the King!!

WGZ said...

It's been a pleasure to watch the progress on the "shade" and now even better to hear about a break from the heat for the animals and the king. enjoy!

leilani said...

You need to get yourself one of these if you haven't already.

Also, watch out for those pesky brain eating amoebas while you're out there riding those waves!

GridNadaMas said...

you can open up a bath house now

Carolyn Ohl-Johnson said...

I agree with Lanette. Way to go!

Pablo said...

would love be there in the water, early a.m with some SanAnton beautifull ladies -imported 1 weekend- for the event...just dreaming, as if were me (i would do so).
Those beautifull places exist for that purpose john...

Doug said...

John you have been there long enough to know that aint no pond..its a tank!!!!..I learned that on my first hog hunting safari in SW Texas...you got it going on my friend..you should be proud

Hali Daily said...

this should be a postcard : ) awesome picture. love your blog.

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Allen Hare said...

These are the things I love about today's post, and this photo:
1. Water in the desert, and in this current drought.
2. Said water helping out your critters.
3. You chillin' out in the water.
4. You have a lady friend there with you, to share it with, and to take your picture.
Way To Go!

Terry said...

Love the pic John...

Son of Liberty said...

Love it. Be careful out there. I hate to hear of someone drowning in the desert in the middle of a drought.

2 Dogs said...

Watch out for them sharks.