Thistle…
Thistle…
/ May 3, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 looked like forests of dark green and purple spears and I rather liked them but Hubs declared war with round-up preferring to nurture the blue-stem…

Blossom…
Blossom…
/ April 23, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 usually the fruit trees up by the barn, delicate, white, wild plum, and peach, that last about a week before the new buds start to leaf and…

Blue-Bonnets…
Blue-Bonnets…
/ April 19, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 the mowing started too early. I need to remember that spring doesn’t arrive all at once, it begins slowly sometime in March and…

Surprise Iris…
Surprise Iris…
/ April 16, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Just a surprise to awaken my soul to the absolute glory of the Lord as proclaimed by nature. Man’s hand could not create such a thing of beauty. I am forever in awe of His astonishing artistry and forced to my knees with the realization… If such attention to detail for a flower… then how…

Protected: Parents, Grandparents & Great Grandparents…
Protected: Parents, Grandparents & Great Grandparents…
/ April 15, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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Coffee Beans…
Coffee Beans…
/ April 11, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 never roasted my own coffee-beans before so I was excited when Hubs and I decided to try it out last week.  Green, they looked like regular pinto beans, in fact, what…

Succulents…
Succulents…
/ April 8, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 them… and partially because I forget them and they languish from lack of water in the brutal Texas heat. California I discovered, when I visited…

Tulips & the Beauty Within…
Tulips & the Beauty Within…
/ April 5, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 great demand on a Monday morning.  But I do manage to attend most of the summer and early winter gatherings. Last year I was at the meeting…

Responsible Rooster…
Responsible Rooster…
/ April 2, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 chew. For a few weeks he has been very busy with the triplets, Honey Bee, Drone I and Drone II, not his offspring I hasten to…

Surrender…
Surrender…
/ March 29, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 to’s, Accepted the things I cannot change, Changed the things I can, Altered my attitude so… I can live a life content…mostly….