Look At Me, I’m A Spider!

The river trail where I ride Mahogany is quite the safari adventure. On yesterday’s ride we saw cows…


…and a llama.



I’ve actually seen the llama before. There’s a bridge that crosses the Trinity not far from where I keep Mahogany, and I was driving across it one day and glanced down and saw a group of horses and the llama hanging out in the river. Appparently they just roam free down there.

The weather was glorious this weekend, so the kids and I decided to explore more of Colleyville. We started out at an antique store, which had some pretty cool stuff. Texans like their taxidermied animal parts, yo. And Elizabeth spread a little holiday cheer:


That’s my girl. (And if you don’t get the joke, it’s referencing this.)

Okay, this is terrifying, right? It’s not just me?


Stuff of nightmares right there.

After the antique store we wandered around near the library, just because we like the way the buildings look in that area.


Found some random donkeys.


Then we found a park and explored that. It has a playground with this amazing thing like a giant spherical spiderweb. The kids and I reverted to age 12 and frolicked for a while.






The whole park is really nice.



We were walking around the pond and I saw what looked like the body of a dead snake in the grass. The scene went something like, “Oh look, a snake! Oh, it’s dead. Is it dead? It looks dead.” [Nudge snake with toe of shoe, snake doesn’t move.] “No, it’s dead. It — holy crap, it’s moving!” [Fumble for camera as disgruntled snake heaves irritable sigh and slithers into the water.]


Sorry for being a jerk, snake dude. I thought you were dead.

I read somewhere that DFW is the one place in the United States where you are most likely to be impacted by a natural disaster. Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, floods, wind, everything but earthquakes. I’m probably jinxing myself, but aside from the summer heat and a few inconveniently-timed thunderstorms I’ve seen nothing but beautiful weather here. Have I just not been here long enough? Is the winter dark and full of terrors? Guess I’ll find out soon enough.

Categories: Animals, Family, Horses, kids, Life, trail rides, Weather, Wildlife | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Look At Me, I’m A Spider!

  1. What a great park! Just beautiful.
    I love your posts Deb. Im so glad you are enjoying yourself out there.


    • Debora

      Thanks, I’ve been really inspired by this area, there’s so much beauty here. This has been a really good change for us.


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