• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
Surgery for Hubs…
/ July 20, 2018
Hubs went into the hospital on Tuesday for a partial knee replacement surgery and came out with a totally new and artificial knee. Circled on his procedure sheet as ...
Texas Wild Plums…
/ July 19, 2018
We inherited several fruit trees when we bought Footlights. The first year our wild plum produced several pounds of fruit which I asked my neighbor to harvest ...
Birthday Twinkletoes…
/ July 14, 2018
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 ...
Homelessness…
/ July 9, 2018
The day after Gary Okeson’s memorial at the Granville Performing Arts Centre in Garland, Hubs and I flew to Petaluma in the Sonoma valley. I was still reeling ...
Daughts’ New Dog…
/ July 2, 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 ...
Sir Barry…
/ June 29, 2018
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 ...