Category Archives: Life

Fredricksburg flags

Freedom and a Fall Morning in Fredricksburg

I didn’t come for a ceremony.  The beautiful fall  morning in  Fredricksburg, was perfect for a window-shopping stroll; cool, clear and not-too-crowded. With the exception of my long -awaited and giddiness-inducing visit to Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities, I have more interest in the buildings the shops occupy and the gardens that … Read More

"Welcome" Garden Sign

And Then the Squirrel Moved In

This is the message that greets visitors to my garden. Rather, it did.  Until recently. If you look carefully in the background on the left side of the sign you will see one of two wire baskets that hang near my house.  They were once home to … Read More


Watercolor Memories

  Minutes. Hours. Days.  They trickle away like water through my fingers.  As I experience them the moments seem full, busy, and even meaningful, but when I turn to look back upon them I do not see them as crisp and clearly defined in my mind, but instead most of them have become a blur.  … Read More

Colonial wig styling tools

A New Head of Hair

  Great view, nice nail polish.  Life is looking good from the rooftop pool of my son’s apartment building.  That’s the Jefferson Memorial just above my left toe.  Hugging my son for the first time in eight months has been the highlight of my trip, … Read More


and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim…

Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face   and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace.      Blessings,  


Impossible Made Possible

  Just nine and twelve years old when we made our first visit to Namwianga Mission in 1997, our children took to life on the mission like ducks to water.  Soon after arriving they had made friends with many of the children there, so when one afternoon our daughter confidently stated … Read More


Adventures in Silk Land

A friend recently told me that she receives notifications when I add a new post, but she waits until she is home with her husband so they can read them together.  This was a very affirming  and encouraging statement, but I must confess it also … Read More


My Little Bit of Eden

Sometimes dreams do come true.  No, I didn’t win the lottery.  That one probably won’t come true since I don’t buy lottery tickets.  But a little gardening dream of mine has become reality. I ran across this 2002 Wayside Gardens catalog in a stash of … Read More

Pink Rose

So How’s That Working for Me?

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, my rememberer seems to be broken.  That part of me has never functioned at full capacity, but of late it is in a terrible state of disrepair.  Friends and family try to encourage me with stories of their … Read More


April in Bloom

It’s that lovely time of year when Earth springs to life, and for about a week we have spring in West Texas.   Weekend temperatures reaching the upper nineties reminded me that summer is lurking just around the corner, but for now I am content to enjoy each fleeting … Read More