|Part of the school|
Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Sweden has always been one of the places I’ve wanted to see, but have
been deplorably ignorant about. It has good food (smorgasbord), a lot of
snow, and people who say ‘ya’. I was right about the food, but not about the
snow, although we did have a chilly visit, nor did even one person say ‘ya’.
Everyone we spoke to had little to no accent and used excellent English. We
visited three different towns during our stay, and all were delightful.
|Ice on the river|
Friday, May 4, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
When I was really young I loved to listen to the stories my grandparents
told about their lives in Texas. As I got older, I didn’t
pay as much attention and time slipped away. Thinking back I wish I had
listened more closely or had written down some of the things I was told. Looking
at pictures in old albums, I wonder who some of the people were and if they
were the ones who lived at Keene.
|Texas Bluebonnets and shadows|
Friday, April 20, 2018
Cedar Hill meant nothing more to me than some hills and some cedar
(juniper) trees. It’s a pretty area near Joe Pool Lake,
and it’s a bunch older than I had anticipated. Of course, the day did not
cooperate – a slow drizzle that became a rather chilly rain, instead of bright
sunshine. We did find a nice place for lunch, so that mitigated the gloom,
somewhat; and I did get a look at Joe Pool Lake.
|Antennas, cedar trees, on a hill|
Friday, April 13, 2018
Getting from one place to another in rural Texas may mean that you see
lots of plains, or trees, or deserts, or shorelines, or
mountains (Texas has every ecosystem except Arctic tundra and rainforests). You also may see little towns that may not be apparent on a normal
scale road map – it’s amazing what Google Maps will show you when you zoom in.
When we run across one of these small hamlets, with no obvious historical trail
nor railroad siding, we wonder just how it came about. Coyote Flats is one such
|Coyote Flats City Limit|