• If I Say I Follow Him…
    For me, saying I follow Jesus is a conscious thought. As He is not currently walking the earth in human form, I literally do not drop everything I’m doing to ...
  • Footlights After the Rain…
    So much to see after a week of rain at Footlights… Too many inches to keep track of the aftermath of stormy weather somewhere. Paper soft mushrooms cluster in ...
  • I’m So Hungry…
    Daughts teaches dance at a Performing Arts pre-school. One morning they were anticipating snack and she said, “I’m so hungry I could eat a ...
  • Remembering Those Kodak Moments…
    Those one time, perfect moments captured on film of our children, oblivious of the camera or staring boldly into the lens, silent and poignant, is called a Kodak ...
  • Examen…
    I very often go through my yesterday while on a walk in the mornings.  I love this time alone, I start out still half asleep, my mind drifting back to my pillow, ...
  • Hanging Bird-Houses…
    We dried out some special bird house gourds a year or two ago. Hubs cleaned them, cut a hole, and hung wire from the top and together we walked through our woods ...
  • Day Bed…
    IKEA is our go-to furniture store! We found a great twin day-bed that tucks away neatly in true IKEA fashion.  It has well placed legs and a smooth easy action that ...
  • More Than A Thousand Dollar Cat Club…
    We have a piece of ribbon, a fourteen inch piece of ribbon to be exact, that came out of Magic’s (our black cat) intestine. We had him X-rayed and were given a ...
  • WTTW at Finch Park, McKinney
    Simon & Lindsey, with some of their birds, will be at: McKinney Finch Park, 301, W. Standifer St., McKinney, 75069.   Today:  Thursday, September 20th from ...
  • Why I Give to Window to the Wild on North Texas Giving Day…
      I used to have outdoor cats, well, they were kittens really, until we found evidence of bird abuse… feathers scattered around the perimeter of the barn ...
  • WTTW at Northpark Mall…
    Simon & Lindsey, with some of their birds will be at: North Park Mall, 8687 N. Central Expwy, Dallas, 75225. Today: Sunday, September 16th from 1pm-4pm Be there! ...
  • WTTW at Bishop Cidercade…
    Simon & Lindsey, with some of their birds, will be at: Bishop Cidercade, 2777 Irving Blvd, #200, Dallas, 75207. Today: Saturday, September 15th from 10am-2pm. Be ...
  • WTTW at Craft Beer Cellar…
    Simon and Lindsey, with some of their birds, will be at: Craft Beer Cellar, 6324 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, 75214.    Today, Friday September 14th from 6pm-9pm. Be ...
  • WTTW at Goodfriend Beer Garden…
    Simon and Lindsey, with some of their birds, will be at: Goodfriend, 1154 Peavy Road, Dallas, 75218. Today, Thursday, September 13th from 5pm-8pm. Be there!  Take a ...
  • North Texas Giving Day…
    Do you give on North Texas Giving Day? If you do…Great, keep on giving. If you don’t, why not consider my son and daughter-in-law’s non-profit ...
  • 10 Reasons to Give to Window to the Wild…
    Window to the Wild:  Brings native birds/animals into the public eye through a unique husband and wife organization founded five years ago Rescues imprinted and ...
  • Whose Goats are These?..
    I often walk in the semi-darkness of dawn. I still wake up at the same time, but the sun is setting its alarm clock a little later each day so I hang around at the ...
  • Cloud Formation…
    Early morning walks are the perfect time to catch the world waking and my mother comes along with me in my head, her words of wisdom strolling through my mind, ...
  • Lyft…
    My flights to and from Philadelphia were scheduled to land in the wee hours of the morning. Since I was traveling alone this was a little bit of a concern for me ...
  • Unpaid Medicare Staff…
    Not too long ago knee replacement surgeries meant at least a three day stay in hospital followed by a week of in-patient re-habillitation. That meant the recipient ...
  • Philbert the Pig…
    While at a podcasting conference in Philadelphia with my film-maker son this past July I met Philbert the Pig at Reading Terminal Market. A large, bronze statue ...
  • Daughts’ New Dog…
    Daughts wanted a dog of her own.  She and her Hubs have a well trained, well behaved, lovable, miniature schnauzer, the fearless, amazing, intelligent Titan! But he ...
  • Porchlights…
    On July 4th we went to Pizza night as usual. There was a lovely warm breeze, at least it was moving the air around without a fan, and we were entertained by swimming ...
  • Sunrise and Sunset…
    Footlights faces due West. We have two pairs of French doors at the front and the back of the house; This means I can watch the sun coming up and going down by ...
  • A Very Determined Black Cat…
    Magic, our black ex-barn-cat, has perfected opening doors. I watch him use his paw with the bi-fold closet door in the spare room; a little bit of a ...
  • PM18 in Philadelphia…
    Ian and I went on a trip to Philadelphia to attend The Podcast Movement 2018 Conference and live for four days in the city where Benjamin Franklin made history, over ...
  • Outdoor Water Bowl…
    The heat wave is upon us. The whole of next week is forecast to be above 100°. And as usual, most Texans and all ex-patriots, are wondering, “Why am I ...
  • Our Blue Cat…
    Our lovely blue cat is a little clueless at times. He loves to play mouse but I think the summer heat has caught up with him and if he brings me one of his toys to ...
  • Birthday Twinkletoes…
    Happy Birthday Paris! Many years before you were born Pops and I fell in love in Paris; well, I fell in love for he claimed it had been love at first sight for him ...
  • Web Worms…
    I always thought those bags we got in our trees, full of pale worms, were called bag worms but it turns out those are the ones that look like upside down pine cones ...
  • My Selfie-Bud Rooster…
    You know I walk! Every day, Sometimes in the heat of the afternoon, but with the temperatures soaring into the 100′s, I’ve been walking in the relative ...
  • Sir Barry…
    When I was growing up in England there was a period when Ireland’s IRA (Irish Republic Army) was visiting terror on British soil. Violent crimes including bomb ...
  • The Hanging of Footlights…
    Before Hubs went under the knife he had something he needed to accomplish at Footlights. He had been working on the entryway to our property for months and months. ...
  • Dinner with the Barn-Mates…
    We have swallows nesting on our gutters and in the eaves of our barn and pavilion. There are chicks in the nests because we can see the adult birds swooping, ...
  • A Petaluma Flight…
    This summer Hubs and I managed to take a break in Sonoma Valley, California. Wine tasting country. We soon discovered that drinking heady grape juice from first ...
  • Arboretum with Window to the Wild…
    Our son and his wife, founders of the non-profit company, Window to the Wild, had a few dates booked at the Arboretum with their birds. We enjoy seeing them fly ...
  • Eucalyptus Trees in California…
    In early June we spent 8 days in Petaluma living above a horse barn on acreage that overlooked valleys, hills and a vastness that reminded me of Footlights and ...
  • Tasting Rooms California Style…
    I work at a winery in the tasting room and when customers ask, “Have you been to Lone Star or Carmelo, or Fortunata?” referring to a few of our local ...
  • Saying ‘Yes’ to VBS…
    This year Hubs and I once again helped with Vacation Bible School at our church, St. Peter’s, McKinney. This is always a good time to share the Gospel with the ...
  • Milkweed…
    Our property is littered with wildflowers, prairie grasses and trees. I look after the trees, stripping them of brambles and vines, clipping out bag-worms, cutting ...
  • Crystalising Roses…
    I must have been enjoying myself immensely at the first garden party committee meeting a couple of months ago.  We had decided on the theme; it was being held the ...
  • Cracks in the Lane…
    The part of Rigsby Lane where I live is a private, dirt road. Just as it crosses FM543 it transforms into a black top. On my first walk I smoothly avoided the cracks ...
Recent Posts
If I Say I Follow Him…
/ October 19, 2018
For me, saying I follow Jesus is a conscious thought. As He is not currently walking the earth in human form, I literally do not drop everything I’m doing to ...
Footlights After the Rain…
/ October 16, 2018
So much to see after a week of rain at Footlights… Too many inches to keep track of the aftermath of stormy weather somewhere. Paper soft mushrooms cluster in ...
I’m So Hungry…
/ October 11, 2018
Daughts teaches dance at a Performing Arts pre-school. One morning they were anticipating snack and she said, “I’m so hungry I could eat a ...
Remembering Those Kodak Moments…
/ October 8, 2018
Those one time, perfect moments captured on film of our children, oblivious of the camera or staring boldly into the lens, silent and poignant, is called a Kodak ...
Examen…
/ October 4, 2018
I very often go through my yesterday while on a walk in the mornings.  I love this time alone, I start out still half asleep, my mind drifting back to my pillow, ...
Hanging Bird-Houses…
/ October 1, 2018
We dried out some special bird house gourds a year or two ago. Hubs cleaned them, cut a hole, and hung wire from the top and together we walked through our woods ...