We went for a drive down Old Gulf Road in Matagorda, Texas, last week.
It starts out paved, but changes to dirt soon after you cross the bridge.
I enjoyed the scenery—open fields and blue sky.
I kept a watch out for flowers and found some tiny yellow ones growing along the fencerow...
and an occasional pop of color from lantana blossoms. It was also on this road where I found the Cherokee rose.
As I took my flower pictures, I attracted the attention of one particular cow in the field. The rest of the herd ignored me completely, but this cow made sure to keep an eye on me the whole time.
It was these simple sights that had me smiling as we drove down a dirt road.