Saturday, June 23, 2012

Round Top

Today was a beautiful day for a road trip.

I went to visit Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top.


I had a nice chat with owners Debbie and Gerald, admired the beautiful and varied work in the gallery, and delivered “Vespers”.

I stopped in at The Apothecary and picked up a couple of patriotic decorations for the house. I need to get on that asap – the Fourth of July is just around the corner!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Family Reunion

Earlier this month we had a family reunion in the Texas Panhandle. My great grandparents raised their four sons here. Their descendants (my cousins) came from Texas, Utah, New York, and Montana for this first-ever cousins reunion.

Some of my relatives still live in the Panhandle and they hosted our get-together at their beautiful home in the country. On Saturday, we went to the National Cow Calling Contest in Miami, TX.
cow calling contestants
My ever intrepid husband Bob entered the contest and actually got a ‘call back’!  But alas, he did not win. ;)


My cousins took us to the cemetery to see where our great grandparents and other relatives are buried.


The girls got to go four wheeling with their dad…..


saw some antelope.......

♫ oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play♫

Then we visited the farm where the wheat was being harvested.
combine cutting the wheat
We got to ride in the combine!  This was a big deal to us city slickers!
combine blades cutting the wheat

wheat filling up in the back of the combine
When the combine is full, another kind of machine is driven up along side the combine and the wheat is transferred into it, all without stopping.
  When that machine gets full it drives over to a waiting semi truck and the grain is transferred to the truck.
darling daughters in the wheat field

We had a fabulous time!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers.  The flowers in my yard looked better than ever this past May.

Flower Bed in Front Yard

The magnolia tree is blooming.

The Fairy Garden:

The Patio

By the back door

A back yard visitor.