While the rains make the countryside green, they also make life interesting for those who live away from the pavement. People out here have four-wheel-drive vehicles and actually use them. When the road is not all-weather, the truck better be.
The blue truck heading up the road contains two game wardens, our local law enforcement. They are about the only ones who know this remote corner of the county, and are out and about in all weather and at all times of day and night helping to control the poachers who sneak in and try to kill the deer and wild pigs without licenses or landowners' permission.
They saw me taking pictures and asked, "Do you have a gun in that camera?" Hi, guys!