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Things of Beauty

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The house hunting is going quite well in Texas. This is a close up of the stonework on one of the homes I checked out today. Get a load of those worm burrows. There were also chunks of petrified wood in the wall, and all kinds of fossiliferous sediments. I couldn't live in this house - I'd be outside with my nose up against the stone all the time!

The bluebonnets are so gorgeous now and fields of them are springing up everywhere. It is a type of lupin, but very short compared to what I am used to seeing.

Here's a stunning Baby. A corvette. Several antique autos graced my parking lot last night. The group were on a quest to find bluebonnets. They had driven in from one edge of Texas just to do this.


How's this for a slick car? A Lincoln Continental. Not one fly speck on there. How can that be? My van looks like it crossed the demilitarized zone.



Awash in sunshine

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Ahhhh. This evening's walk was along the Colorado River in central Texas. This shot was taken with the cell phone and I like how the rays of the sun wrapped around the trees to embrace me. Everything is green is every direction. Roses, both wild and domestic, are in full bloom. The amount of birdsong is at times staggering.

The house hunt started off very well today. Incredibly friendly people here and generous to the extreme. Honestly, it stuns me. Does it come from the rural way of life? Neighbours helping neighbours? Whatever it is, I like it.