Category Archives: Texas

Light for Dark December II

December is a season of light for a many people: Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, which observes the lighting […]

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Iced Blossoms

It should come as no surprise that the biggest draw for me in the ice-crusted garden was the peach tree with its promising pink blossoms.  I’d admired them the day I arrived, but of all […]

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Icy Spring Morning

I went to visit my sister in Texas earlier this month, and on my third morning there, she woke me up without me asking her to.  An ice storm had blown through between the time […]

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The ‘Making’ of a Picture

It’s been almost a year since I took this picture (yes, “took”.  My aunt from Holland would say “make” and I think it’s a better term most of the time, but this isn’t much of […]

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I Heart Donkeys!

My sister and her husband have eight miniature donkeys on their acreage northwest of Houston, Texas.  Four jennies came with them from Canada, a jack was acquired in Texas, and three colts were born during […]

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The Birthplace of Texas

While in Texas last week, my sister and I visited Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park southwest of Navasota, a very important location in Texas history. I’ve come to realize that I’m more interested in historic sites for […]

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Winter Running Off

I was walking in a hilly park this afternoon, an unusually warm and blustery day, and noted with satisfaction that meltwater is running through the gullies from the hilltops to the river.  While March and April are the […]

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