Friday, November 22, 2013

Flooded Out

Drove out on the desert the other day and found where one of the cattle watering holes had flooded out when we had all the rain that caused the arroyo behind our house. 1st photo is from one side of the earthen dam that kept the water from going across the road. You can see the channel the flood water cut in the dam. Other photos show the hole or crater that was created by the flood water after it came though the dam. Must have been quite a sight. The hole looked to be about 15 to 20 feet deep. A couple of photos of some of the cows around their water hole including the bull. A photo of a leaning juniper tree that is on the side of the dam away from where the water came through. Glad it didn't get washed out. The tree and dam are just to the side of the road. We had taken Tuffee with us as she had been begging to go for a ride for some time. Photos of her kept blurring as she was running and having a good time even though she got a big chunk of cactus in her foot once that we had to pull out. Last photo just a distance shot across the desert.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Yucca Tales

Yucca Tales at 

I have started a new web site or as some call it a new blog. Most of my life I have written stories. Short stories - fiction stories - nonfiction stories - fan fiction stories - and a very few poems. Over the years I have had the misfortune to loose some of the stories I have written. A few months ago I decided to start the new site to post my stories on so that any and all could read them and they will (hopefully) never be lost again.
      The new site is called Yucca Tales. The Yucca is the state flower of New Mexico and one of my favorite flowers. But it's name can be sort of like the almost word "yucky". Many readers might consider my stories 'yucky', which is why I chose the name. I hope that many readers will enjoy the stories.
    If you read a story and like or don't like it, please let me know. Most can be read by children from about age 12 and up. If I was to rate them like movies are I would say they are a GP, but do have some violence as many are westerns with guns in them. How can a TV western not have guns in it.
Many of the stories will be fan fiction stories which means that they are stories written from the point of view of some TV show. Most of my fan fiction stories are taken from the old TV westerns, like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Lawman, Laredo, Maverick, The Big Valley, The High Chaparral, The Rifleman, and of course my favorite Bordertown. Several of the last few stories I have published on Yucca Tales have been Bordertown stories.
     Many of my other stories usually have a bit of the super natural in them, some with a twist toward another favorite TV show of mine The Twilight Zone. Other stories are about adventures in the New Mexico mountains, but again they are fiction.
      At this time there are no nonfiction stories on Yucca Tales. Maybe later.
    Each of the stories starts with one of my photos which makes a good place to realize a new story starts. I don't get them on the site as often as I would like due to having to find the stories and sometimes even type the whole thing on to the computer. Many are on flash drives and CD's but need lots of editing before they can be posted.
    Any mistakes are mine and mine along. If you see one I'll be glad to try and correct it if it can be corrected.
      Please take a look at Yucca Tales and tell me what you think.