Davis Mountains Preserve

After a few days of wet and cold, the sun came out. This weekend was the Nature Conservancy open weekend at the Davis Mountain Preserve, so off we went.

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Beautiful native grasses
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This is the bark of Alligator Juniper
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The roads weren’t bad so we drove down, parked, and walked some trails.
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Dry creek bed, but pools of water in certain places.

Overall it was a good day with great weather especially since it was way below freezing a few days ago. We left after staying about 2.5 hours and headed back to Alpine.

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The moon even came out for a picture.

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The sun made for some interesting colors in the tall grass.
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Beautiful little church next to Sleeping Lion Mountain in Fort Davis.

 

 

Cold in Alpine

It’s been a cold and wet here for the last few days. Guess who had to work the last 2 days? Yep, we did. Yesterday started out about 32 degrees at 9am and slowly dropped during the day. Visibility was about 50 yards with fog and drizzle. By 1pm it had dropped to 26 degrees with some off and on sleet and a cold North wind. The moisture had made for some very pretty scenes with the pine trees looking like flocked Christmas trees. Sadly I didn’t get any pictures.

We had several travelers stop for the night because of the weather. The most popular item we sold was heated water hoses which the owners had ordered and received yesterday. We sold them all in a matter of a few hours. I assisted one camper with running a electric cord inside her RV so she could plug in an additional heater. Another college girl had a wheel on her truck freeze up and we had to move the truck out of the road where it was stuck. Yes, the weather made for an interesting day. When we left for the day it was 25 degrees.

Fast forward to this morning and it is now 35 degrees, the sun is trying to come out and things are starting to thaw out. Forecast high today is 53, tomorrow 65 and over 70 for Sunday. That sounds great!!