The temperature is predicted to be in the upper 50s (°F) today, and almost all the snow is gone. I do not think it will return. And so it’s time to break out the good boots. This pair of hornback American alligator boots comes from maker J.B. Hill of El Paso, custom produced for someone on the XXX Ranch (I’m sure I’ve shown these before). There’s gator trim on the shafts and pulls, too, shown in the second photo.
The shafts are “softy” buffalo, and you can see the stitched XXX Ranch logo, as well as the gator collar and initials of the owner in gator on the boot pulls. For some crazy reason, people don’t like to buy boots with other peoples’ initials on them, even if they don’t show, and so you can pick these things up at a bargain price on eBay. (Photo below taken with iPhone.)