I’m just back from LaGrange, TX, which is a small town in near Austin. It’s a part of Texas I had not visited before. I’m happy to report that it is a lovely place with rolling hills and tall trees. The weather was nice – neither hot nor humid – which is not always the case this time of year.
I didn’t realize how far away from the city I was until the sun went down. It was so dark that I literally could not see my hand in front of my face when I was outside. The stars were amazing! It’s been a very long time since I’ve experienced that sort of night sky. I wish I could tone down the city lights so that I could experience that more often. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to see where you are going at night.
On my morning walk I spotted these mailboxes. I had to go back and get my camera to take some pictures. I don’t know what it is about the composition that I like so much. I took photos from both sides and was going to take more when 3 big, not-very-happy dogs with lots of teeth encouraged me to move along.
As I was moving away from the dogs/mailboxes trying to look neither threatening nor tasty it occurred to me that I am truly a city girl. I was not prepared for meeting up with a bunch of “country” dogs. I was really lucky that the dogs understood me when I explained that I was sorry and would be moving away from their territory and never coming back. Which is why I had one morning walk. It was a great excuse to do a little sleeping in!