We were visiting some of my favorite Shirley spots on our Thursday (June 27) road trip.

A pretty roadside bank!

Montague County has multiple of these mounds. Some have even been given names like Dye Mound which Shirley would point out. But with the handy-dandy internet I found this one was named Tadlock Hill. The elevation is 1198ft and prominence of a 105 ft.

Potato-vine (Ipomoea pandurata)!

The Potato-vine is fairly uncommon in North Texas. Further east some consider it a nuisance. The big tubers were reportedly used by Native American. However FNCT also reports, it to be poisonous.
Someone chose a group of buds to make a shelter!

How do the leaves breathe? Surely it hopes for a rain to wash off the dust.

Just down the hill was a creek. Too steep for us to go down. A rope would have been needed. LOL.

The Cliff Swallows were circling above us.

The Estuary Smothered by a Thousand Logs

‘Desert moss can survive on Mars,’ claim scientists from China

Texas armadillos are actually a different species than previously thought, study says Thanks Suzanne!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Great video on the cliff swallows. I drive by a large group almost every day. Plus, the barn swallows around my house keep me mosquito-free all summer. That creek does look fascinating.

  2. I’m sorry that lovely creek was not accessible. The topography in that area is so interesting.

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