First of all, this photo was taken a few years ago early morning on some very lonely road on my way home from Lubbock. No map and no idea, I drove eastbound because if you drive far enough you’ll end up in Dallas. That’s how it is here. You see a lot of this kind of thing in the country. This little shack probably has some use. At least it sets the scene for what it’s all about in this part of the country.
Lists interest me. I like reading bloggers lists and I like writing my own. The photo above influences this list:
Ten country favorites:
1. The smell of fresh cut alfalfa. Food for my horse
2. Big tractors–all kinds
3. Irrigation systems
4. Cattle ranches and oil fields. Maybe that’s two but they often share the same plot of land.
5. Miles of farm land with nothing else to be seen but maybe a tractor and a passing pick-up truck.
6. Cotton fields just before harvest
7. Small towns with great big silos
8. High school football. During the season, that is all that matters.
9. That thunderhead building in that big Texas sky in May.
10. The cafe on the corner where you can walk in, be greeted as if they know you, drink a glass of sweet tea and reflect on a hard days work.