September 29, 2010

A change is in the air...



Ain't it great when the first winds of fall get here to help snuff out the fire of the eternal Texas summers? I personally like hot weather, but for whatever the reason, age, an unusually hot summer or something else, this year I was ready. I opened the windows in the bedroom and smiled at having to use the bed cover or the sheet for the first time in months.

But the real reason that the arrival of fall makes me smile is, hunting season. Oh yeah, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool, bitter, religion clingin', gun totin', red blooded Texan for sure. Besides comfort, the things that come to mind when the wind shifts out of the north, is football and hunting. My boys and I have been bird hunting and even though there weren't a lot of birds on the wing, we had a blast. Opening day, for the 2010 season, is less than 72 hours away and I couldn't be happier. I've been in my portable blind taking "practice" shots with my bow, my .50 caliber rifle is all sited in and my hunting partner Terri, who is also my lovely wife and I are making plans to get into the woods in a week or so. There's nothing quite like the still and quiet of the woods. Just getting out there has a calming effect on my nature.

So keep safe out there my hunting brothers and sisters and may the time you're outdoors be grand and may you fill each of your tags...

Happy Hunting Season, Texas...

The Flighty Texan