BUT, here I am anyway! :)
Thought I'd start out with a look around the country home and its lovely mammals.
This is such a country house. Very Texan-inspired, indeed. Wrap-around porch, rocking chairs, metal stars, and slate floors included.
At this home, horses roam free and walk right up the the windows daily. See the little miniature horse in the right photo? This particular little guy took the time to come up to me while I was crouching to get a shot to nibble the top of my head. Try not to laugh when THAT happens!
I'm not kidding when I say the horses walk everywhere. It's amazing how sociable they are.
The feel of the warming sunbursts...
...the sound of the horses' hooves as they make their way toward you, and the sight of the trees slightly swaying in the sunlight.
I seem to slip in and out of a relaxed coma when I see sights like this. Be still my heart.