The other day while we were moving cattle to new pastures, clouds moved in and were hanging low on the mountains around us.
After a while, the clouds turned to a foggy mist. It was an awesome “special effect.” The pictures really don’t do it justice, but I will share them so you get the idea.
The silhouette of the trees was my favorite.
And the working pens in the mist.
I also remembered – when I downloaded the pictures – that you are supposed to clean your camera lens in the mist because if you don’t, droplets of moisture form on the lens and you get shots like this.
Or maybe I should just say that I worked really hard and did a lot of research to learn how to create this great new special effect with my camera.
I’ve mentioned here before that my daughter Megan and her husband are Aggies.
For those of you who don’t speak the lingo, this means they are graduates of Texas A & M University. Aggies are famous (or perhaps that is infamous) for lots of things and have traditions way too numerous to mention here, but the one thing they are most famous for is their fanatical devotion to their football team. Aggies everywhere – and believe me there are Aggies everywhere – are united behind their beloved team.
The fans are known as the 12th Man, and though many have copied them (even professional teams) Texas A & M University is home to the Original 12th man.
There is a statue of the original 12th Man, E. King Gill, at Kyle Field and I have seen it in person on our visits to College Station. Mr. Gill was a student in the stands watching a football game in January 1922. Another player was injured and the coach asked him to suit up, which he did under the bleachers. He never went in to the game, though he stood at the ready. And so another Aggie tradition was born.
If you are an Aggie, when your team plays you try very hard to be at the stadium in person, wearing your Maroon and standing throughout the entire game though you paid a lot of money for the seat you are not sitting in. When enough of your fellow Aggies join you, it fills an entire stadium with maroon.