• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
Lyft…
/ August 20, 2018
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 ...
Eucalyptus Trees in California…
/ August 17, 2018
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 ...
Philbert the Pig…
/ August 10, 2018
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…
/ August 8, 2018
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…
/ August 6, 2018
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…
/ August 3, 2018
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 ...