Category Archives: America

Spring?

                                                                 Antique postcard from Graphics Fairy.

According to Merriam-Webster, Indian Summer is “a period of warm or mild weather in late autumn or early winter”.

Is there a term for early seasons?  Here in North Texas, we have a lot of early springs (usually February), early summers (beginning in May), late summers (100+ temperatures lasting into early September) and mild winters with just a sprinkling of bad weather and temperatures below 20 degrees F.

The Hen Bit and dandelions are in bloom, there was a robin in our yard last week and today we have the air conditioner on.

It might as well be Spring.

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September

Ah! September.

What a relief in Texas. August is behind us and we have hopes of cooler weather before long.

Click here for Ella Fitzgerald’s September Song.

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Changing the rules

When the other side changes the rules, then they must also play by them.

Click here for Kurt Schlichter’s column on fairness.

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Another Texas Sunset

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September 12, 2017 · 3:44 am

Texas Sunset

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July 25, 2017 · 5:04 am

Bluebonnet time in Texas


Spring is here officially and this is the time of year when God graces us with bluebonnets.

What’s better than an old truck and a field of wildflowers?

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Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him all creatures here below;

Praise him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen

Thomas Ken, 1695 (words)
Genevan Psalter, 1551 (music)
alternate title: Old 100th

To hear a lovely marimba version, go here.

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Classic Cars

Yesterday was Motorhead Sunday at our church; two of our church members showed their cars alongside the ones from the classic car club, the chaplain of the car club preached, their quartet sang, then we had a bar-b-que dinner on the grounds.

It was a fine October day spent with excellent company!

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img_20161023_093726339_hdrBuick Riviera

img_20161023_094000715_hdr1930 something Ford

img_20161023_094220251_hdrThis owner has a sense of humor.  They tow a trailer made to look like a classic car.  Access is through the hood, and a photo of a cat is in the window.

img_20161023_094802662_hdr1959 Chevrolet.  What a beauty!

img_20161023_094332597_hdrIncredible leg room back then,

img_20161023_094313717and a clear view all the way around.

 

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Dark Clouds

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We took this one on a June morning this year. In Oklahoma, we called that a squall line. I looked it up on several weather sites, and the official definition is a little different.

At any rate, it’s a little unnerving to see the sky look like that at 10:00 a.m. But, as bad as it looked, it only brought rain and a short thunderstorm.

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Also, in June but on a different day. This was a very rainy year for north Texas.

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Texas Sunset

Sammy washing his face at sunset

Sammy washing his face at sunset

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