Happy Moo Year!

Happy Moo Year! A small herd of cattle grazing on the close of the 1st weekend of 2020. In Central Texas.

May we all be as chill as these guys in the coming year 🙂

Chillin’ with the herd

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Yesterday our family took a day trip to the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

This is a great opportunity to visit an active dig site in a protected environment & actually see the skeletal remains of these massive beasts. These are the remains of Columbian Mammoths, larger than the more well know Woolly Mammoth.

“Between 1978 and 1990, the fossil remains of 16 Columbian mammoths were discovered. Their efforts uncovered a nursery herd that appears to have died together in a single natural event.” Excerpt from The History & Culture page of the  National Park Service Website.

The entrance fees are reasonable & the park service guides give informative tours of the “in situ” environment. Along with the mammoth remains, the skeletal evidence of an ice-age camel & saber tooth tiger are also on site. Yes, you read that right– a camel. Apparently they originated in Texas and made their way east, or west, depending on which route they traveled.

Pony

“One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” – Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People

This sweet pony briefly looked up from eating grass to see what I was doing. When he was assured that I wasn’t a threat, he went back to his meal of winter grass.

Pony 2

From the Corner of My Eye

Corner

A few images captured, from what has passed briefly by the corner of my eye…

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