Saturday, December 7, 2013

Big South Texas Sky

Roger here.... A few days ago we visited our friends Jim and Sue for happy hour beverages.  Bandido and Tequila came along to see Klick and Gabe.  Jim became the center of attention by  passing out pretzel bits to the dogs.  

 A short time later, after the dogs found other things to do, Jim said, "Come over here.  You guys gotta see this."   He was right.  It was something to see.

We have seen some amazing sunsets during our motor home years (Franklin Locks outside of Ft. Myers comes to mind), but this one certainly rivals the best.  Here are some more outrageous pictures from South Texas.

Is this the surface of Jupiter?  Nope, South Texas.

That was a sunset that we won't soon forget.  (Believe it or not, Roger took these with his iPhone! -- D.) 

Until yesterday, the weather here has been great.  Highs in the 70s to upper 80s.  That all changed yesterday.  To use an expression that one of our neighbors used, someone traveling down from the north left the door open.  Forty degrees would not be a cold December day in Indiana, but it sure is here.  We have pulled out the blue jeans and sweatshirts from the back of the closet.  The chilly weather has not kept us from walking with the dogs every day (today four and a half miles at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park), but winter coats and gloves have replaced our shorts and t-shirts, at least for a while.  A trip to a local coffee shop (Jitterz) for a hot cappuccino mocha after the walk helped warm things up.  

The pet picture of the day....  Big Chuck found a warm spot on the recliner.  Maybe Big Chuck and I will watch a movie this afternoon?


Bill and Nancy said...

WOW...what a gorgeous sunset!!

Hard to believe you are that cold...we are in the 40's also, but we are a bit further north;o((

Ron and Thelma said...

Hey Warm it up We are leaving Indiana on Monday coming down to Alamo Hope it warms up by then

heyduke50 said...

having lived in Texas for over 30 years I can say that they have some of the best sunsets in all the USA...