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
This 1920's theater is still serving the community today as a live performance theater. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Caldwell Courthouse Historic District. Click here to read more about it's long history.
Everytime I see these water troughs planted with flowers I enjoy the creative use of an item for a different purpose with stunning results. I think I need to visit a feed store and pick up one - at least a little one. I suspect that these periwinkles may not look as perky after sitting… Continue reading Fun with multi-use
The vibrant yellow blooms of esperanzas always delight me when I see them. Tecoma stans are a hardy, drought tolerant shrub that is also known as yellow bells. It's easy to see how they got their Spanish nickname. Esperanza means "hope" in English and the color yellow is associated with friendship. And, they truly are very… Continue reading Esperanza = Hope
It was time for a long overdue day trip for this gal. I left home with only one address queued in my phone, my destination was the Caldwell County Courthouse. Other than that I had only ideas of what to do, no plan. But so it usually is with me, the day will just… Continue reading The Unexpected
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?
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
Memorial Day evening - grilling some hot dogs and corn and using my new fire starter. It doesn't take much to make me happy, does it? I find it really is the simple things that bring me joy.
My love of vintage things has expanded from just looking at pictures and any display I happen upon to actually wanting vintage things to have in my possession to use and enjoy. These little clip earrings immediately reminded me of my Mother's costume jewelry that I so loved as a child. Theses were marked $2… Continue reading The Vintage Find
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