Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lucky Enough - Las Islas Weekend



We have a saying at Las Islas...
"If you're lucky enough to be at
Las Islas, you're lucky enough!"

Las Islas is a deer lease. It's a way of life in Texas and probably in other states as well. We lease the land from private owners. There is a season to hunt mature deer and it lasts for several weeks during the winter months. There is also quail, turkey and dove to hunt during a certain season. We also use our deer lease for entertaining and relaxing. We had some upkeep to take care of this weekend, so we arrived Friday in time to visit a little and get a good night's sleep.
Saturday was spent with my husband and another man repairing some water lines for water troughs for the animals. A friend and I spent most of the afternoon doing what we do best out there... visiting and relaxing. 
We enjoy cooking and last night we grilled tilapia for fish
tacos. We enjoyed a huge salad with that and a few brownies. 
As you can see from the pictures a javallina visited me. Their eye-sight is very poor but their sense of smell and hearing is superb. I had to be very, very still to get this picture.
I wish I could say I took the picture of the bluebonnets but mine did not turn out well. This picture is almost identical to what I saw. 
The picture of the men sitting around the fire is located in what we call the center court of the camp. It's the gathering place and many good times have been had here. My husband is the farthest man to the left. 
The cactus is growing and wildflowers are coming out. Soon there will be fields of wildflowers and hopefully we'll get the rains that are predicted this week so the ground will be blanketed with beautiful colors! 
All rested now and ready for the week. That's what a weekend at Las Islas will do for you.


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for Mosaic Monday
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9 comments:

Theresa said...

What a wonderful weekend, friends and wildlife, good food and fellowship! Can't get any better than that! Two of my Nieces and their families also participate in deerland leasing! They all love it!

Hope you have a peaceful Sunday evening! BIG HUGS!

A Vintage Chic said...

What wonderful pictures of a wonderful weekend, Karen! So glad you shared them with us!

Hope the upcoming week is just as restful and lovely...

Julie

Nancy's Notes said...

Your weekend at Las Islas reminds me of our time at Casa Blanca, just a blessed place, a place to unwind. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place, I know it's a place that makes you so happy! Those are the times we need to relish and slow down for...it's the peace we all need. Thanks for sharing~

Hugs,
Nancy

Rita said...

Sounds like a good weekend plan to me! Glad you were able to visit and also to get the pictures! I hope your week is very good after such a relaxing weekend!

Deb said...

nice place to regroup....nice photos..

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

The area looks quite like parts of Arizona and the gathering place with the fire pit looks quite relaxing! You were lcuky to get the photo of the javalina! They're fast! And, griled talapia for fish tacos? Wonderful!

LindyLouMac said...

Hi there this is my first time joining in with Monday Mosaic and I am now hopping around from Italy viewing all the wonderful blogs that join in. Good to meet you and browse your blog.

Babs said...

Las Islas looks like a great place for a weekend... and with grilled fish tacos.. yum. Great photos of the flowers and the Javallina. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

I want to hear all about your fish taco recipe!
In fact- you should do a post on that.

Signed,

Your bossy friend,
Laura