It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Please remember...

I'm now posting about Small Simple Things of Life at  I'll still check in here from time to time, but everything else is on my new blog site.  Please join me there.

I'm still posting on and so please add those links into your reading list! 

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Enchanted Rock, second attempt

In January 2012 we had attempted to climb Enchanted Rock (click here for the original post ) and made it the edge of the summit before the wind drove us down again. Yesterday we attempted the climb again and this time made it all the way to the summit. Read more

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Playland Park

Many years ago I visited a local amusement park with friends, but never went back.  The park closed a few years later in 1980 when the owner passed away, but it had a rich history and provided many hours of entertainment to local people during the years it was in operation.  Read more here

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My opinion

Jump over to Tales of Wagging Tails to read a new post.  I've expressed where I stand on spaying and neutering.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Alamo Stadium part 2 is now up on Doorway Into the Past!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jackson Dog Show, part 1

Yes, we are on the road again!  This time we are travelling out of state to a dog show in Jackson, Mississippi.  Read more at Small Simple Things of Life

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday 09.09.2015

My house is full of surprises, although finding Mitzie in the spring wreath I took off the door and laid on the table was pretty much expected! She was not pleased when I interrupted her nap to make this picture!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

New Post on Doorway

I finished up part one of a post on Alamo Stadium and it is up on  Doorway Into the Past. Click on the picture in the sidebar to read.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday 09.02.2015

June 2009
The 10th anniversary of Katrina has just passed; ten years ago this time the Gulf Coast was devastated.  Recovery would be slow and painful.  But recover those folks did; they are hardy and took this in typical Gulf Coast stride.  I had to watch from afar, but my sorrow was nothing like theirs. When I visited in 2009 I had a hard time recognizing where I was and looked, sometimes in vain, for familiar landmarks.  Haunting scenes like these two brave lions were everywhere. 

I stopped in a souvenir shop (I love those places) that was just re-opening.  I talked with the owner and some of her employees while they struggled to get their register to stay on line.  They had ridden the storm out, but swore never again.  The owner was very forthright when she stated that she was only alive due to the grace of God!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Since I'm transitioning to the new blog site I think that for a while I'll share the link here when I post to one of the other blogs.  In time, I'll smooth this all out, but thank you for your continued reading while I bump through this! 

Here's the link to Inside the Old Blanco County Courthouse.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stained glass effect

It doesn't matter if the colors are bright or subdued or if the subject is religious or modern.  A room with stained glass seems peaceful, calm.  The colors, the shapes, the subject, and the light seem to tell the viewer to be still, to contemplate, to reflect. No matter how many times you've looked at a piece you will always notice a little different detail each time.