And the forest smells…like mushrooms.

Normally Texas is hot and dry and not at all friendly towards mushrooms in the summertime. However, the month of August was unusually wet this year and the mushrooms rejoiced.  As I walked down the driveway I could literally smell them.  Their earthly, moist, pungent scent filled my nostrils long before I spied the first…

Petite Frogs & Pussy Cats

The pussy cat population at our house is normally a population of one.  I prefer it that way, nobody gets stressed out or fights or does anything generally unpleasant.  Sleeping on the freezer for 23 hours, 3 minutes of Pilates to maintain that sexy figure plus eating at least 4 times a day are the norm for our…

This old house…….

About a week or so ago, I told you about an old house I came across while walking.  It was open, so naturally I had to go inside!  Here are the pictures, as promised. I often wonder about houses such as these.  Who lived in them, who built them.  Why they are left to rot…

Expressions

Earlier today I was browsing through the pictures of my daughter’s 8th birthday party. And I came across this gem. Child, not only did I tote you around inside me for 9 months, struggle to lose the weight you imparted on me, pay people to watch, entertain and educate you.  I drove and drug you…

Last Morning

Today is Wednesday.  It is 7:00 a.m. and I’m on my third cup of coffee.  I can hear the loggers down the road, the depressing sound of saws and falling trees gets more distant each day as they work their way deeper into the forest.  In contrast, there is a small herd of deer in…

Itty Bitty Fairy Land

Addie’s obsession with Fairy Houses bleeds over into most aspects of our lives in one way or another.  This particular day, a bird’s nest, moss, eucalyptus leaves, saw-tooth oak leaves and my potted tree were called upon to help continue the effort. I mean, seriously, why leave a perfectly good pot filled with just DIRT.…

I’m alive!

Hi everyone!  So, this has been an interesting year so far, the first 5 months were spent in limbo.  These folks from Houston wanted to buy our little farm in Maydelle, Texas.  It wasn’t for sale, I mean it’s my HOME, and has been for almost 10 years.  But, as the saying goes, “Money Talks”…

The Front Porch

I have a front porch and a back porch.  The back porch has a rusty freezer, old school chair with metal legs I found on loop 456…..yes, I stop and pick up things off the side of the road, don’t judge.  It was, and is, a perfectly good chair!  There are several rocks of great…

I have not forgotten you……

Since I began this blog almost 2 years ago, this has been my longest break.  I have barely even seen my computer these past couple of weeks.  It wasn’t an intentional break, it just kinda happened.  Rather than go on and on about all the pitiful reasons I’ve abandoned y’all.  I’ll simply let my pictures…

Pumpkin Feeder

I am aware that recently I’ve bombarded your news feed and in-boxes with silly poems and walks.  So, I figured I better post something at least half-way useful.  If you are like me, and still have pumpkins from Halloween on your porch and a Christmas wreath on your front door, you will find this helpful. …