*Texas Red Dirt*

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This is big farming country in the Southern portion of the Panhandle of Texas.

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Comments (12)

Jack.Coleman on March 27, 2012

My grandparents chopped cotton along the way to buy gas to get out to the "oil play" near Seminole. They slept by the road and cooked on a campfire. Granny was 14. All the great adventures are gone.

Henry Scoggin on March 28, 2012

My mom is almost 89 and has some good stories herself. We have relatives in the Panhandle up around Rotan and Roby. She said it was hard picking when the cotton was short.

GasGasL€X on March 28, 2012

Well this looks just like our red "outback" throughout most of inland Australia, Im glad we dont live in our grandparents age..

Henry Scoggin on March 28, 2012

Yes, I agree. The "Good Ol' Days" were not that fun on a daily baisis.

GasGasL€X on March 28, 2012

No my grandparents & parents spent much of their youth avoiding getting shot by the Germans... although dad did get shot in the head by them.. My only issues at about the same age as dad was to get up & go to school and what lame lunch mom packed for me... :)

jockswa on April 6, 2012

)))))Banana-and-sugar or jam sandwiches..or jam and cheese!! True!..it kinda worked! But I sure got sick of it. No dripping sandwiches thanks be..that's what my parents ate in the Depression.

The good earth there Henry.

Diane MP on April 6, 2012

Who knew you could make an interesting photo of dirt?! LIKE

Diane MP on April 6, 2012

Who knew you could make an interesting photo of dirt?! LIKE An interesting conversation, too. My dad also grew up dirt poor and eating drippings on biscuits for his school lunch - leftovers from dinner the night before. An orange for Christmas was a massive treasure.

Jack.Coleman on April 9, 2012

I voted for your West Texas dirt. Let's see what you have in GREEN.

jockswa on April 11, 2012

Funny you should mention oranges Diane. Oz has started importing oranges from the States for when they're scarce here. Last lot we bought was beautiful. Not always so good though. I squeeze them for juice, they need to be good. We live in lucky times, oranges all year round. :-)

Henry Scoggin on April 11, 2012

We get alot of out of out of season fruit from Argentina.

jockswa on April 11, 2012

Global village.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 27, 2012
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    by Henry Scoggin
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2012/03/23 19:05:07
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash