• English Country Gardens…
    This spring has seen a lot of rain;  and I mean even more than the flooding in 2015, the year we moved to Footlights, that was declared the wettest spring in Texas ...
  • The Last of the Jam…
    All of a sudden I look and it’s the end of May. The year so far has brought our family joys, some sorrow and an all too familiar tussling of emotions. Pretty ...
  • Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…
    We are supposed to have deer in the country but I hardly ever see one. With all the construction going on a-round-abouts I won’t be surprised if we ...
  • Surpassing all Understanding…
    God messages me in many ways… When I take my mind off my fears, my doubts, myself, He whispers serenity into my spirit and shows me a playfully overgrown ...
  • Shadow and the Fans…
    I am so glad I’m not a cat! They develop unfounded fears. Shadow’s latest concern has to do with fans.  Ceiling fans. We have nine in the house and he ...
  • The Heavy Machinery Rolls in…
    Change is imminent. Having grown up in a terraced Georgian cottage in London (protected by the National Trust) that backed up to the convent school’s playing ...
  • Tarantula…
    I’ve seen tarantulas down at the end of our drive. I’ll spot one moving regally, queen of the arachnids, creeping towards supper through the tall ...
  • Ceilings…
    My ceiling painting job came around again. After I’d volunteered my services the first time round I declared it to be,  “The last!” However – ...
  • Thistle…
    We will have been at Footlights four years this month and I have almost won the battle with the thistle that was overgrowing my pastures and meadows. At first they ...
  • Blossom…
    I really enjoy the time of year when blossom covers the trees and transforms the dull brown branches into a picturesque pastoral scene. The first to arrive are ...
  • Blue-Bonnets…
    I would really love a field of wildflowers. I tried sowing seeds when we first moved to Footlights but that failed, or maybe the weather was too hot, or too wet or ...
  • Protected: Parents, Grandparents & Great Grandparents…
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  • Coffee Beans…
    My rock-climbing and co-founder of Window-to-the-Wild son gave me un-roasted coffee beans for Christmas with a modified popcorn popper to roast them with. I’d ...
  • Succulents…
    Succulents are supposed to be easy to keep alive but I don’t really have much success. Partially because I have cats that love to dig in the dirt and uproot ...
  • Tulips & the Beauty Within…
    I belong to the Celina Garden Club which is held monthly on the 4th Monday morning. I invariably can’t make the meeting because teaching subs are usually in ...
  • Responsible Rooster…
    Rooster is my buddy.  He barks when he sees me and comes dashing across the barnyard to give me kisses and hugs and receive milk-bones and  the occasional raw-hide ...
  • Surrender…
    I can carry my own load, It is the essence of the me I am, I have learned to modify my surroundings, Temper my loves and hates, Sorted my have to’s and want ...
  • Traffic….
    This is an observation on time and asks: How does a mere minute of that precious commodity, time, affect the amount of traffic on the road as I make the 14 mile ...
Recent Posts
English Country Gardens…
/ May 31, 2019
This spring has seen a lot of rain;  and I mean even more than the flooding in 2015, the year we moved to Footlights, that was declared the wettest spring in Texas ...
The Last of the Jam…
/ May 28, 2019
All of a sudden I look and it’s the end of May. The year so far has brought our family joys, some sorrow and an all too familiar tussling of emotions. Pretty ...
Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…
/ May 22, 2019
We are supposed to have deer in the country but I hardly ever see one. With all the construction going on a-round-abouts I won’t be surprised if we ...
Surpassing all Understanding…
/ May 20, 2019
God messages me in many ways… When I take my mind off my fears, my doubts, myself, He whispers serenity into my spirit and shows me a playfully overgrown ...
Shadow and the Fans…
/ May 16, 2019
I am so glad I’m not a cat! They develop unfounded fears. Shadow’s latest concern has to do with fans.  Ceiling fans. We have nine in the house and he ...
The Heavy Machinery Rolls in…
/ May 13, 2019
Change is imminent. Having grown up in a terraced Georgian cottage in London (protected by the National Trust) that backed up to the convent school’s playing ...