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Monday, November 17, 2008

Lost Maples Canyon


This weekend we took a short (1 hour) drive to Vanderpool, a town about 70 miles from San Antonio. We hear that there are beautiful trees that are turning color in a state park called Los Maples Canyon. We love trees, so we took a drive. Here are some of the beautiful leaves and trees we saw.






We've lived in Texas for a little over a year now, and this was the first time we saw a live armadillo. It was so much bigger than I thought they were! He stuck around for a long time rooting around for grubs, but he wouldn't turn and face us. So all we got pictures of was his tail end.


This is my hubby and I. My two kids came with us, too, and we had tons of fun. Lots of laughing and being silly. It was such a great day, and a beautiful place to visit. We'll be back for sure!

11 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Well what a beautiful couple you are! I would be so excited to see that armadillo! I have always loved seeing wildlife and especially something so unusual! Up here in Michigan the leaves are gone and we have our first snow on the ground.

Kathleen Grace said...

Well what a beautiful couple you are! I would be so excited to see that armadillo! I have always loved seeing wildlife and especially something so unusual! Up here in Michigan the leaves are gone and we have our first snow on the ground.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

You are the cutest couple and I just love to see the happiness in your photo together. The pictures are beautiful. blessings, Kathleen

Farm Chick Paula said...

What a beautiful place!! (Well, all except the funny looking little armadillo! LOL)
Love the picture of you and your Hubby, Patricia!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I just loved seeing you and your husband. You look so sweet together.

We have armadillos around here, too, but I've never seen one that large. Yikes! We have a small one and the area around our home is part of his territory. We call him Tank.

I thought of you today as I began making two aprons for my Mom & Sister. They are just the kind of thing you would like. I'll try to post them when I'm done.

Wishing you joy,
Lea

Violet said...

Listening to your playlist song "This is my Father's World" while viewing your photos this morning - delightful!

Many Shades of Shabby Catablog by Devonia said...

Patricia: I've never been there~ and look what I've missed~ it's gorgeous! Did the kiddos take the photo of their beautiful mom and handsome dad? What fun. Hmmm, I don't think I've seen a live armadillo either...mostly road kill.


Loved this post!

Devonia

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You are a lovely couple; and look so happy!
Love the autumn scenery -- and the armadillo is interesting, even from the back!!
:)
~Becca~

Eileen said...

Blogs about Vintage Treasures are always wonderful. :-) Thanks for popping in.. I'm going to comment on this post because I do have SO many treasures here already.. but wanted to just say Hi and that I like your blog. I'll be back.
Gorgeous trees!!

The Shabby Secret Garden said...

yall are such a cute couple! AWWWW!
AND THAT IS ONE BIG OLE ARMADILLO! HOLYMOSES... EVERYTHING REALLY IS bigger in Texas huh? LOL Our Arkansas armadillos aint that big! Really! He musta been an OLD one!
Isn't it funny how they'll let you get so close. Our son Tony sneaks up on em and catches them by the tail. He wears gloves now coz we found out they carry leprosy or something?! EGADS! OKAY enough armadillo 101... I enjoyed my visit here very much!
Yall have a wonderful night! I love your linens and I'm positive you bought some of Coras angels didn't you?!!!!
Lea
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cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

We are new to Texas too, and I have never seen a live Armadillo yet! You really got lucky...I think I might be scared of a live one. We are in the Dallas area transplanted from CA! If you get a chance, please stop by. Love your vintage linens! ~Cheryl