Where Cotton Was King

Cotton was king in the 1950s on the high plains of West Texas when I was growing up, and it played a major role in life since the economy of the community depended on cotton production. It was big news every fall when the first bale of cotton rolled out of a local gin with… Continue reading Where Cotton Was King



It’s spring in Texas and we know because of the Bluebonnets showing their beauty along highways and in open fields throughout the state. The five types of Bluebonnets are all designated as the official flowers of Texas. These I found at the state visitor center on my way back from Oklahoma last week. See more… Continue reading FOTD

Buddy Holly · Crickets · football

50 Words Post

Buddy Holly The day the music died. No, just a piece of my heart. No new words sung, new sounds heard, new beats felt from the young man just 30 miles away. Buddy Holly was gone, a legend lost in the snow, leaving the cold Crickets to chirp in the grieving silence. Modern Gladiators The… Continue reading 50 Words Post

becky b of winchester · Cee's Flower of the Day Photo Challenge · Elephants · giraffe · Photo Challenge · photographs · Picture · Second Wind Leisure · Square Perspective

Square Perspectives of Skies and FOTD Bonanza

The world sees the sky in different perspectives so here are pictures how various objects, animals, people see the sky. I’ve combined Second Wind Leisure’s Sunday Stills prompt of sky and Becky B of Winchester’s prompt of square perspectives and then threw in Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt to make this a triple challenge… Continue reading Square Perspectives of Skies and FOTD Bonanza

Mexico border · quarantined · trip

Whirlwind Trip Across the Border

Heading back to the states tomorrow for a whirlwind trip to see friends, doctors, accountants, tax advisers, family, and a few days of quiet reflection. The question: can all of that be done in a span of 13 days? I’ll find out as I traverse 2 states and multiple locations.This is a test measuring my… Continue reading Whirlwind Trip Across the Border

Photo Challenge · Photography · Travel with Intent

blue skies, nothing but…

In response to the prompt of Blue in this week’s Travel With Intent photo challenge I picked blue skies from some of my travels. See more at https://travelwithintent.com/2018/10/14/blue/ BLUE SKIES IN… Ridgway, Colorado Alpine, TX                                        … Continue reading blue skies, nothing but…

chicken · Cows · Nadia Merrill · Photo A Week Challenge · sheep

Photo of the Week: Livestock

Chickens, cows and sheep speak Livestock language to me, whether in south-central Texas or on Irish hillsides. This is my contribution to Nadia Merrill Photography Photo a Week Challenge with the prompt of Livestock. See much more at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/a-photo-a-week-challenge-livestock-2/    

May · San Miguel de Allende · Texas

See You in a Few…

I’m heading back to Texas today after a six month stay in San Miguel de Allende, so I may be missing in action for the next 5 weeks. After reconnecting with friends, catching up on the latest gossip, and chowing down on a Texas steak I’ll head back to SMA  in June for more time… Continue reading See You in a Few…

Kenya · La Grange Tx · San Miguel de Allende · sunset · Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge–Sunset

Sunsets across several continents. See many more at https://wordswewomenwrite.com/2018/04/05/weekly-photo-challenge-su            San Miguel de Allende, Mexico La Grange, TX (Fayette County Fairgrounds)                                                Kenya          

Daily Post Photo Challenge · La Grange Tx · Mexico · San Miguel de Allende

Rise and Set with the Daily Post

I found several sunrise and sunset pictures for the Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt of ‘Rise/Set’. Enjoy more pictures from the challenge at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/rise-set/ Sunrise in Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia Sunset in La Grange, Texas Sunrise in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sunset in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico