Interesting things

Prickly pear cactus: formidable or user friendly

An early morning walk at a nearby park reminded me of two things.  First, that it is August and everything is pretty much dry and brown as it usually is by this time of summer.  The scenery along the trails is rather blah except for the occasional color of prickly pear fruit. These colorful bulbs… Continue reading Prickly pear cactus: formidable or user friendly

Art Deco, China and Pottery, Uncategorized

Art Deco Friday – or is it Art Deco?

No this isn't really an Art Deco style china pattern, but it is quickly becoming my favorite just because it reminds me of the 1920's and 1930's styles commonly referred to as Art Deco.  The gentle swirls on the rim and graceful lines could have put this china on the Great Gatsby's elegant tables, couldn't… Continue reading Art Deco Friday – or is it Art Deco?

Old Things I Love

Antique Pianos

My love of pianos and piano music always pulls me to take a second look at any piano, but especially at the antique ones.  I especially love the square pianos, probably from childhood visits with a neighbor, Miss Robbie, of my paternal grandparents who had one in her antique filled living room. These are a… Continue reading Antique Pianos


Sustainable Energy: Then & Now

A mid-December trip took me on roads I had never traveled before, much to my delight. I had traveled through Lubbock before, but never had the opportunity to spend any significant time there.  My nephew's graduation from Texas Tech University gave me that opportunity as well as new sights to see along a new route.… Continue reading Sustainable Energy: Then & Now