Shell Game

Wondering how long this will remain stuck to the brick next to our patio door.


More up close views of our world:

Thanks to Gemma & Magical Mystical Teacher
for hosting Macro Monday 2

Thanks to Laura for hosting i heart macro
Shine the Divine


“CLOTHES” (Fancy, Plain, Worn, Colourful, Fashionable, Old,…) is this weeks challenge on Thursday Challenge.  Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning. A theme is announced on this site each week. You may either take a new photograph related in some way to the theme or select one that you have taken previously.

My submission includes antique photos I scanned a few years ago.  One is my Granny’s wedding photo, circa 1917.  The second is a visit of Granny with her brother and sisters in McAlister, OK, circa 1956.  The last photo is one of the first photos taken with a Kodak Brownie Starlight camera I received for Christmas, 1958.  Had a lot to learn about setting up a ‘proper’ photo.  But it shows clothing (and then) some of the 1950’s.  That is Granny with my younger sister and cousin.  Hope you enjoy the look back at clothing of the last century.


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Thanks for taking time to drop by for a visit.  For super photos of clothes, new, old and in between stop on over at Thursday’s Challenge.

Thanks to host Dale of spunwithtears

Good Fences #27

Good day to all the folks here at Good Fences.  These are a few more of the shots from our recent blue highways day trip.  Not sure what the history of the western style entrance is.  Maybe it is as simple as  it was easier to find the opening in fences.  TexWisGirl probably has the answer.  Irregardless, there certainly are a lot of variations along the route we took.

A fairly simple entrance marker.

IMGP2827140912A little bit more decorative


Then there is the identity statement gateway.


 And finally just fences!


Wishing everyone a great weekend.  Thanks for dropping by for a visit.  Now mosey on over to the Run A Round Ranch Report for more fab fences.

Thanks to host TexWisGirl, akaTheresa,

Wildbird Wednesday

This bird was bathing in rainwater runoff in a roadside ditch.  The photo is from 2008 in Grand Teton National Park.  The best I can figure this is a common snipe.  Sorry for the blurry image as it was taken from our Jeep stopped briefly at a stop sign.  The bird was more interested in bathing than posing, too.


 Thanks for stopping by for a visit .  Make sure to go join all the real birding folks at Wild Bird Wednesday.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Thanks to host Stewart M.



Saturday Critters

Saturday give us the chance to show off some interesting critters from our part of the world.  Lots of folks think of my chosen critter when they think of Texas.

Post update:  Here is a link that gives some of the history of our Texas longhorn cattle.

IMGP2790140912Yes ma’am, that is a trailer full of Texas Longhorns.  You can even see the brand on the rear quarter.  BTW a second trailer full was following this trailer.

And if you have the need for a Longhorn for your next shindig, well.

IMGP2789140912Here is the number to call! Additional info update, website here.

Not much tellin’ what you can see on a Texas farm to market road.

 Thanks to Saturday’s Critters host Eileen.

Saturday's Critters


Skywatch Friday

After several days of much needed rains the sun is occasionally peeking through today.  It is a mixed blessing as more rain is needed as area reservoirs are at only 35% of capacity.  Water restrictions have been in place for at least a couple of years now.  This is an area that is as prone to drought as anywhere.  Probably never should have been supporting the size population that is currently living here.  But I am not a scientist, just an observer.

Hope all the folks that are sharing with Skywatch have a great weekend.


More great pictures of our wonderful world of sky can be seen by visiting Skywatch Friday.

Thanks to Skywatch Friday hosts