Friday, September 1, 2017

Stone Fencing with a View...for Friday Fences

 
For me, stone fences conjure up all kinds of questions.
Example:
who did the actual work, how did they gather all of them to this location...
and, maybe the year they were set into place.
 
Can you imagine the labor that went into this project?
 
It's not like they had the option of Home Depot,
 to order a pallet of stone delivered.
 
I know this first hand from laying my own berm of stone.
 
 
It's quite obvious, from the first photo, I'm short on experience.
 
I put mine down, in the back garden area,
to slow down the flow of water from heavy rains.
 
 
And, here I am again, at The Bluff,
with one foot on the stone fence,
 looking at the Colorado River almost 200 feet below.
 
The sun has been out all day,
but the river is still swollen with Harvey's flood waters.
Meggie
 
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Touches Lives on the Prairie

 
The Bluff, as it is called by the locals, is one of
 my favorite places to photograph.
 
Just 10 days ago,
 I made a quick trip over to find some peace and reflection time,
 so easily found on this spot.
 
Don't let the photo deceive you....
I am standing 200 feet above the river.
There is a sharp drop-down.
 
Less than a week later, Harvey hit the coast of Texas,
 dumping some 52 inches of rain near here.
 
Today the road was finally opened
 so I might come back and photograph the changes. 
 
 
Monday, the river crested at 54 feet, leaving a path of destruction behind.
 
You can see one of the bridges in the far distance,
 on the upper right hand side.
 
 
Today, that bridge is still shut down.
 
Here is a link to show some aerial views.
 
 
This is what swift moving water can do.
 
 
 
I photographed for awhile....
but it made me so sick,
 I had to stop and return home.
 
My home, which is about 20 miles away on higher ground,
 had 4 straight days of rain, day and night, along with very strong winds...
Nothing to complain about...
Thankful is what I am today.
Very Thankful
Meggie
 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lemons and Tomatoes...for a Wednesday Garden Update

 
The dream of growing my own citrus fruit... 
It seems I will be getting my wish
 from these unopened blooms, that will grow my first lemons.
 
 
 
In fact, some have already opened.
The name is Meyer Lemon Tree......
 and you may click HERE to read about them.
 
 
 
Just look....tiny lemons have begun to form
Let's do the  math....
I paid $35.00 for the tree. At 50 cents per lemon (store bought)
It will need to produce 70 lemons to pay for the tree. 
With the tree blooming twice a year,
I think it's an achievable goal.

 
My Early Girl Tomatoes
Because they produce fruit in about 50 days,
 I always plant at least 2 or 3 plants.
 
Do you grow Early Girl Tomatoes?
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to read about them.
It just may convince you to give them a try.
 
 
If they continue to grow at this pace,
 I will be  enjoying fresh sliced tomatoes in less than a month.
 
Meggie Mac
 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weather Beaten.....for Friday Fences

 
New wood teams up with a fence post,
 etched by
 Time and the Texas Summers.   
 
 
I'm on the hunt today....
traveling a country back road
through the rolling hills of the prairie.
 
 
 
Destination...
a Family Cemetery.
Meggie Mac
 
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Irish and Green for the Day.....on Friday's Fences

 
The entrance gate of this beautiful green fence,
have the words "Shamrock" and "Lucky" displayed,
 along with an Irish surname.
 
I checked my map...
 and there is a town located in the Texas Panhandle, 
named Shamrock.
We also have a Dublin, located in central Texas.
 
 
My own special Leprechaun....
 
According to Wikipedia, a 2013 census shows
there are 33.3 million Americans who reported Irish Heritage,
 and 3 million who claim Scots-Irish Heritage.
 
It's no wonder there are so many parades and celebrations for this holiday.
 
 
Happy St Patrick's Day....
Meggie Mac
 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Vintage Fenton Vase....for Thursday's Show and Tell

 
As with most of my purchases,
 they were simply bought on a whim, because I liked it.
Posting my "Show and Tell" gives me the opportunity to research the collectible.
 
Today's small vase is a good example.
Here is what I have discovered on a purchase made 15 years ago.
 
It is called a "White French Opalescent Coin Dot Top Hat Vase".
It is a long title for a 3 1/2" tall vase.
 
According to Wikipedia
 the Fenton Art Glass Company
 made coin dot during 1947, 1952-54, and 1956-64.
 
 
The dollar value is probably $25.00
 
Even though all these facts are interesting....
Remember,
I bought it because I liked how it looked. 
Meggie Mac

Monday, March 13, 2017

A Gaggle of Mailboxes ....for Monday's Country Back Roads

 
Can three qualify as a gaggle?
Maybe cluster is the more appropriate term.
 
 
This particular backroad is one of my favorite and most traveled.
It leads me to a small town where I do a great deal of my shopping.
As with most of these roads I travel on, not much has changed over the years.
 
Yes... the trees have grown taller,
and some of the older wooden buildings are leaning just a little bit more.
 Come Spring, I can always count on finding the bluebonnets in the same spots.
 
All the rain, in February and March, has made everything green-up quickly.
 Our state flower, The Bluebonnet, is beginning to show along the countryside.
 
 
The temperature has turned crisp this morning....
As I walk around, I can feel the soft rain saturated ground beneath my feet.
 
 
This truly is a beautiful spot to share with you.
Meggie Mac

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