Category Archives: Springtime


                                                                 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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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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Texas Wildflowers

Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat









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First Day of Spring

You know you’re in Oklahoma when you see this sign on a city street:

Wynnewood, Oklahoma

Wynnewood, Oklahoma

And you know it’s springtime when you pay attention to it.


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1960 Ladies’ Fashions

From the 1960 Spring and Summer Montgomery Ward catalog.


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Texas Countryside

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Spring Update


So long since I last posted, but my husband has been very ill and my time has been taken up with those issues. He’s home from the hospital now and on the mend, so I plan to post a little more regularly.


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Grape Hyacinths

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Window shopping

Living out in the country, we drive a lot of back roads and I have my favorite homes on most of them. Some are grand. Some aren’t.

They vary a lot; some are genuine Queen Anne Victorians, some are carpenter gothic. Nearly all the old homes in Waxahachie are favorites.

Strickland Sawyer House, Waxahachie, Texas

This beauty is on the market.

Just think, one could buy it and have it decorated and on next year’s Gingerbread Home Tour in 2013!

(Save the dates June 2nd and 3rd, 2012. Go here for a preview of this year’s slate of homes and more information.)

Grape Hyacinths

Out towards Weatherford is a converted school; it looks really old – well, old for this part of the country.

One in Justin is an old red brick Church of Christ building. Hard to tell, but I think it’s been made into apartments. Gorgeous lace curtains on the windows. I’d love to live there.

Ordinarily, I’m fairly uncomfortable with church buildings being used for other purposes, but this one seems okay. Not so the one in Owasso, Oklahoma that now houses a bar and restaurant – that just gives me the creeps.

There are some really cool metal buildings that are very individualistic and attractive. Lots of personal style.

And generally, I’m not crazy about new houses, but there’s a great one nearby us that’s built in kind of a Texas prairie style, made with that white stone (don’t know what it’s really called; we refer to it as Austin stone). It has wonderful porches on both the front and back that go all the way across. They even used to have a big longhorn in the field next to the house.

So, a few new ones, but mostly old.

This beauty was recently for sale in Justin.

What was it Elvis said? “If I can dream…”


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March Blooms

Bradford Pear

Just had to stop and capture the beautiful Bradford Pear trees in bloom at the city complex in Grapevine on Sunday.

All this beauty is free, but temporary.

Blossoms were already gently falling on the breeze; it was like something described in a Jane Austen book. I took a video, but it doesn’t really capture the feeling.

Bradford Pear Blossoms

The white petals were pooling around the base of the tree.



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