Date: March 20th, 2011 | Comments : none | Categories: Cultures, Environmental issues, issues, Reptiles, Seasonal, Series, Spring, Texas, Travel, Travel USA, Unusual Interest, USA.

Children watch on as snake-wranglers demonstrate - fangs have broken balloons, laying on the ground hereLeft: Children watch on as snake-wranglers demonstrate various tricks goading the rattlesnakes. Fangs have broken the balloons, foreground, during demonstrations at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas. The Texan cultural tradition, both horrifying and curiously fascinating, takes place during Springtime every March, when thousands of rattlesnakes are competitively captured each year and placed in pits inside the local arena, with wrangling demonstrations, milking, skinning, tables of bizarre crafts, the sale of deep-fried rattlesnake, and even a meat-eating contest involving Miss Roundup’s participation. Next photo: Individuality – each snake has its own unique markings and colors.

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Individuality - each snake has unique skin color and patternsNow that we have moved from Texas, and may never live there again, I’m so glad we went. View more photos posted on March 15th 2009, the initial post of Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater TX.

 

Date: March 16th, 2011 | Comments : none | Categories: Animals, Smile, Texas, Travel, Travel USA, Unusual Interest.

Playful cow near Amarillo, Texas
Playful cow near Amarillo, Texas

 

Date: March 14th, 2011 | Comments : none | Categories: Design, Elements, Landscape, Moon, Mountains, Sky, Spring, Storms, Travel, Travel USA, Unusual Interest, USA, Utah.

Driving back to Texas from Oregon - Salt Lake City, Utah

Driving back and forth between Texas and Oregon, this time heading east – trying to stay ahead of the impending storm in Salt Lake City. Red Rocks, southern Utah, coming to Page at sunset.  There is no time to get out and take photos, so most of these are drive-bys. I need to come back as a tourist!

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Rock formations, Hwy 15, a few hours south of Salt Lake City, Utah Rock formations, Hwy 15, south of Ogden, Utah Rock formations, Hwy 15, south of Ogden, Utah

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Red Rocks, southern Utah

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Rock formations, Hwy 15, heading south near Page,, Utah Rock formations, Hwy 15, heading south near Page,, Utah Rock formations, Hwy 15, heading south near Page,, Utah

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Hwy 15 just outside of Page, Utah

 

Date: March 6th, 2011 | Comments : none | Categories: City Streets, Elements, Oregon, Seasonal, Spring, USA.

Roadside Snow, Portland, OR
Roadside Snow, Portland, OR

 


 

 
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