Tag Archives: Patty Hirst

I Heard It In The Wind…

WIND CHIMES

I’ve always liked to hear the wind blowing. Being inside especially at night when there is howling and whistling I feel very safe, cozy and often think of those valiant pioneer women who braved the elements without benefit of protection; … Continue reading

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Time…It Does Specialize In Alterations!

Kelsie, Patty, and Jake

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.  ~Faith Baldwin My great-niece will turn nine in just a few days.  She is celebrating with a skating party. At Thanksgiving her head almost reached my shoulder and I know she and her … Continue reading

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Friends & A Mixed Up Pair Of Shoes

FRIENDS

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship. Anonymous I felt so ridiculous a couple of mornings ago when I put my shoes on to leave for the office and quickly realized that these were NOT my shoes. Having … Continue reading

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Texas Weather: Are We Ever Satisfied?

fire-n-ice

As humans we are so fickle! Throughout the long summer of 2012 it was the same conversation starter everywhere, “I am not going to complain one bit when it gets cold this winter. I am so tired of this hot, … Continue reading

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Autumn Pecan Tree

“Over the river, and through the wood, To Grandfather’s house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow.” Lydia Maria Child—1844 This traditional Thanksgiving song is one that comes floating back … Continue reading

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Picking Pears On When It’s Fall In Texas

IKE WADE

I love fall pears and last weekend had a chance to “pick” some beauties—that is the funny part! Taking a bucket and heading for the trees, I found some good ones that had fallen off and were on the ground, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Armistice Day In America

ARMISTICE DAY 1

Putting on my teacher’s hat for just a moment, Veterans Day is observed on November 11 to honor the armed service of all veterans, not to be confused with Memorial Day which remembers the men and women who died while … Continue reading

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I Love My Pets!

JENNY THE DOG

My husband and I are the proud—not owners—perhaps custodians? guardians? parents? of 3 cats and 3 dogs. As the adults in charge, we definitely come out on the long end of the stick in benefits! Our lives are so enriched … Continue reading

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When We’re Searching For Comfort…

FINDING COMFORT

Having recently been in what I call “a dark place” I have been seeking out things that would bring me comfort. There is an old denim shirt that many years ago was stiff and a dark indigo—it is now the … Continue reading

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A Time To Talk

CRAPE MYRTLE WHITE

If someone stopped you on the street and asked, “Do you enjoy poetry?” My guess would be a resounding, “No!” “I don’t understand it.” “What is it talking about?” “What does it mean?” are usually some of the responses when … Continue reading

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