Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas - Senator William Blakley
Today is Texas Independence Day, so I had to pop in and wish her a happy 180th birthday. I am so very grateful that my way-back grandparents were drawn to Texas, just like Davy Crockett, although their story had a happier ending.
Life was still pretty tough, I imagine, but they knew enough to stay put.
I've visited other places and can appreciate their beauty and good qualities, but no matter where I go, Texas calls me back.
And March is a wonderful time to be celebrating a birthday. Bluebonnets and redbuds and azaleas are blooming. Mountain Laurel fills the air with the smell of grape Kool-aid.
Cedar Waxwings and robins love to visit in March. They stopped in Long Hollow for a one-day visit recently. Fortunately it was on a morning when I could venture back out with my zoom lens.
I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure
entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one
section of earth by a really top hand - Author Mary Lasswell