Howdy 'n Welcome to JKs Rough String Ranch

Thanks for stoppin' by!! Grab a hot cup of coffee, and enjoy the ride! You can contact me at gtyyup at wildblue dot net. See ya on down the trail!
All photos and content on this blog are exclusively mine, unless noted.
Please DO NOT copy or reproduce in any way without my permission...just ask!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Deceiving Photos

A very peaceful view...but it could make you think different...

Barbed Wire Halo
 Barbed Wire Halo 

...by reading the road sign next to the fence...

 Yes, there are rattlesnakes up that road!
My girlfriend used to live up there in the tree line...
LOTS of rattlesnakes!

...and as I try to take some shots of the tumble weeds blowing down the road, the wind is blowing so hard I can't keep the camera straight...and it rips my ball cap off my head...I had to run 30 yards down the road to catch it...twice!! I gave up! Ah, it was still fun!

Wind-Blown Weeds
But, photos can sometimes be deceiving   ;~)


Linking up today with Life According to Jan and Jer's Friday Fences and SkyWatch Friday~

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

21 comments:

Linda said...

I had to smile at the mental picture of you chasing your hat down the road...good shots!

Tanya said...

oh i don't like the name of the road! there is a place here that my husband wants to hike to, called panther falls...on the way is some rattlesnake over-look and they say if you toss a rock down all you will hear are rattlers, yuck! this is not a hike i want to take!
love the pics!

Kathy said...

I love that dramatic sky in the first photo. And Rattlesnake Road? Well, it does have a bit of character for a name, doesn't it! I like it!

Powell River Books said...

I love the first shot. One time I was driving on the freeway near LA. The Santa Ana winds were blowing strong, and the traffic was going slow. A tumbleweed blew right up on the hood of my car right against the windshield on the drivers side. Fortunately, a few minutes later the strong wind whisked it away before I had to start driving again. I sure didn't want to get out of the car in all that traffic. - Margy

Crystal said...

Sure wouldn't want to live on a road named that! We have a few little rattlers around here but luckily I don't come across them very often.

Rose said...

I really like that first shot..like the name of the road...and I have had the wind blow till I could not hold steady....so I know what you are talking about.

Dreaming said...

Even though you captured the weeds being blown - one just doesn't get a sense of how much buffeting and hat blowing goes on! So, do you end up with an indentation on your forehead from tight baseball caps, like I do?!!

alwaysbackroads said...

That's a beautiful fence photo. But barbed wire, rattlesnakes, and tumbleweeds? What a day!

Gary said...

That first shot is great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dianne said...

rattlesnakes!!
I'd stay in the car :)

gtyyup said...

Margy~I'd stay in the rig too!!

Dreaming~(BTW...I'm so glad they got the comment reply thing fixed!!) Tell the truth, I mostly wear a big hat (buckaroo or cowboy hat), not a ball cap. The hats have a stampede strap...then I don't get the indents on my forehead so bad ;~)

Rita said...

Your comment on my post about the Amish horse brought me here. I'm delighted to find your blog. I have just spent more time then I could spare reading your archives.

Love your photos and the stories that go with them. Lots of barbed wire shots this week and yours is one of the best. I have never had any luck photographing barbed wire. I will have to go get some more practice.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Nice photos! Some of the best photos can be captured under the most adverse of conditions, and you have some good ones here!

Beth said...

i'm so happy you found friday fences because i just love your work. i love the view you get to see. just mind blowing. i'm in heaven every time i see them. i love it!! i love the clouds & a rattlesnake road. scary. i think i would stay away. i would be scared out of my mind. can't wait to see what you come up with next. enjoy your weekend. i love McLeod's Daughters ... wonder if i should read your review before i wrote this... i wish it would have gone on for years ... only 200 & some shows & gone. it was over too quickly. ok, i left a huge comment. take care. bye. (:

Jan n Jer said...

Toooo scary for me...I would turn n run as fast as I can. Great shots.

Jeni said...

great photos! Love the barbed wire shot the most.

Lea said...

Love the wide open country view, but I'll remember to look down, too, lest the snakes get me!
Happy Easter!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Great meeting you today and thank you for checking out my site. Happy Easter Trails to you and yours. xoxo from The Prairie.

Candy C. said...

I'm glad you didn't get blown away taking these wonderful pictures! The first one is my favorite with the stormy looking sky!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love Oregon and I love that old fence against that beautiful sky~ Happy Easter~

Jen's Farmily said...

Gah. Snakes are my fear thing. Most people have an intense fear of something and snakes are mine!

I love the photos though... and I'm impressed you didn't lose your hat!!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin