Bee brush blooming. Gnats in your ear. And eyes. And nose. As we cross over the bridge from Spring to Summer. Unmistakable here in the Hill Country. Wildflowers still blooming—wildly. But things are heating up. Add to that the wondrous rains we had and—Poof. Everything reaching, sprouting, growing, doubling, and bursting with longing to be […]Read more "THE SKY’S THE LIMIT"
While strolling through the pasture one day In the very merry month of May We were taken by surprise By a loud rattle noise While strolling in the pasture one day. Hey, hey. Yep. They’re heeeeeeeeere. Rattlesnakes. On the move. In the shade. On a rock. Under a tree. In the grass. By the deck. […]Read more "DON’T TREAD ON ME"
Kiddos. Baby ones. Little ones. Pre-teen. Lots and lots of kiddos. Maybe it’s “kiddoes.” Similar to “does” for doe. Do-si-do. Swing your partner round and round. Oops. Veering off the subject. Going down a pig’s trail. Kids. Children. Infants. Lots of ‘em here. And apparently they all need day care. A few years ago, 30 […]Read more "TAKE CARE"
Emerald. As in green. Esperanza. As in yellow. Lily of the Valley. Lilies DeValle. English or Spanish, May is here. Mayo es aqui. Green as an emerald. Thanks to the mighty rain. Such power to paint an entire county. And in every shade of green at that. Even the newly leafed mesquite is aglow with […]Read more "YELLOW BELLS"
Toy truck. Kid’s bike. Pick-up truck. Horse trailer. Horse. Cattle trailer. Calf. Hay. Flatbed trailer. Deer corn. Goat. Lawn chairs. Sheep. Potted plants. Empty pot. Stack of firewood. Chickens. Wheelbarrow. Ladder. Birdbath. Rain gauge. Birdfeeder. Pipe. Dog. Cat. Riding mower. Statue. Rock. Wicker table. Rocking chair. Swing. Ice chest. Garbage can. Tires. Tricycle. Little red […]Read more "THE BEAUTY OF ORDINARY"
Seventy-four million. 74,000,000. That’s a lot. That’s an estimate. Not for how many stars are in the sky. Or much the latest lottery is worth. An estimate. Of pet dogs in this country. Just in this country. And y’all know what dogs do. Each pet poops three-quarters of a pound a day. (Kinda gives “QuarterPounder” […]Read more "HEAVE HO"
They’re heeeeeeeerrrrre. Lupinus texensis. In all their glory. Bluebonnets. Here, there, and everywhere. Thanks to the rains we had. And the freezes. Moisture is moisture. And they’re comin’ on. As is every leafy, green thing. That’s Spring for ya. And there’s lots to do. Much of it you can find in Texas Co-Op Power. That’s […]Read more "YOU CAN DO IT ALL"