Wild Orchids

Spiral Ladies Tresses blooms in the Autumn.

Now that there is a hint of Autumn in the air I need to be on the lookout for a wild orchid that blooms along the edge of the woods. I used to see them in the grass along the edge of our driveway but that has all been mowed pretty well for the past several years so I need to look further afield for my orchids. There are several spots close to the creek where I’ve seen them in years past.

Tuesday was quite an interesting day.

We had an appointment with our lawyer Tuesday morning to update our wills. It occurred to us we hadn’t done that since our daughter had remarried nearly three years ago so, better late than never! All is well, easy peasy.

On our way home we noticed something shiny laying in the road less than a quarter of a mile from our driveway. Brad backed up and we took a look. It was a smashed plastic ammo magazine and loose .223 ammo scattered on the edge of the road. It had all been run over many times and was not salvageable so we drove on home.

Later, Brad was on the phone with Michael, the neighbor who is in charge of cutting and baling the hay at the family farm, and he mentions that there had been a burglary not far from us on the main highway. The people who own the house are not home and he’s been looking after things as well as tending to baling their hay. The house was almost completely stripped including a number of firearms and ammo. Hmmm. Yup. That was part of the evidence laying in the road and the County Mountie couldn’t be bothered to collect it.

In an unrelated incident it seems there was a murder in the small town in Lamar County to the east of us where Brad is a reserve investigator. The Texas Rangers are investigating. They know who did it, there were nearly two dozen witnesses.

So, all in all, a very interesting Tuesday, wouldn’t you say? When we went back to get another look at the stuff in the road we stopped and spoke to Steve who lives near where it was found. Michael was there, too so we stopped and had a chat. I noticed they both have side-by-side vehicles for use on their properties and I’ve thought how nice it would be if we had one but so far we can’t find one that will accommodate Brad’s long legs. I want to keep looking. You never know when you’ll find just what you’re looking for when you least expect it.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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