Tag Archive: Texas

Quintessential Texas Vacation

Porch time… Swimming holes… Or rivers, in town… And out of town… Dance halls…   And don’t forget to hit all the thrift stores and fruit stands for souvenirs! My husband had the… Continue reading

A Visit to the Antique Rose Emporium

On a recent weekend, we caught enough of a break in the rain to get in a visit to the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas. Along with hundreds of roses, there are… Continue reading

Shadows of the Past

Three years ago when I was photographing this dress from the 1800s, I got to wondering how it would look by candlelight, the way it was seen when it was new, 170 years… Continue reading

1 Day 1 World Project Wrap-up

Here are my entries, plus a few for time slots that I missed during the first go-round. I took these pictures in 6 different Texas towns, representing about 1880 miles of travel!  That… Continue reading

When the People Are Away

This week I am going to cheat be creative with my 1 Day 1 World Project entry, for 1:00 – 2:00 am. I didn’t do anything at all last week, and here is… Continue reading

Nature at Night

Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats have a summer home in Texas.  They live in large colonies scattered across the state.   We went to watch them emerge at sunset from the Devil’s Sinkhole near… Continue reading

Textile Traditions on Independence Day

This past weekend, we went out to our favorite Hill Country town, Rocksprings, for the re-dedication ceremony for the newly restored 1891 county courthouse.  Edwards County has a strong history of sheep and… Continue reading

Summer Saturday in Texas

Saturday afternoon in a small Texas town – Ah, the ice house! The doors stay open in all weather, kids are allowed in, and the furniture and decorations never ever change! Come in… Continue reading

Texas Botanist Mary Sophie Young

For my celebration of Women’s History Month, I am officially appointing myself Founder of the Mary Sophie Young Fan Club. I first heard of Dr. Mary Sophie Young back in 2006, when I… Continue reading

Blue Norther

I was in the Hill Country this morning when a cold front blew in.  The clouds looks like waves in the ocean as they rolled through in less than 20 minutes.