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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Piece Of Heaven In Texas

I wish the people who think Texas is ugly could have followed in my footsteps this past Mother' s Day week-end. The hill country makes you think of what heaven might be like and to spend it with family and friends made it all complete. Narrow country roads through the cedar winding our way to the old farm house painted barn red where we slept with the windows open letting in the fresh country air. Breakfast of vinison sausage, bisquits with homemade jam and eggs. No this isn't a bed and breakfast but I was treated as if I was at one. The water in the softly flowing creek below the patio was so clean and pure. Too bad it was too cold (yes cold in May in  this area) to wade but I could wish couldn't I? The trees so tall the squirrels felt brave to tease the dogs and pretty birds not to be seen where I live. A cabin in walking distance with an outhouse just in case. A place to target practise safely on the side of a hill. I sat and watched under a tree with one of the dogs. A four wheeler to race from place to place. I held on tight as we splashed through the water over the road. Remind me to never  take my eyes off a goat when I'm pulling a limb down to let her feed off the leaves of a tree. She didn't mean to knock me backwards onto the ground as she reared and landed on my shoulders. No broken bones, thank goodness. I've never seen so much wild garlic growing in one  place. Wild turkeys heading to their favorite tree to roost, gobbling as they went. You kinda feel like you are invading the deer's private property but they didn't seem to mind sharing. A trip to a hill country cemetary and a country store. What a peaceful place! Another house with a porch with rockers and a view to die for. A perfect place to appreciate nature and beauty. Words or pictures can not describe a piece of heaven in Texas.

13 comments:

Jon said...

It sounds like a perfect place to spend Mother's Day! The hill country is indeed a beautiful part of Texas - - it's entirely different than the ugly high plains of West TX where I live.

This week has been unseasonably cool and I like it. It rained last night and I had to put an extra cover on my bed!

Kath said...

So happy you enjoyed this place sooooooo much Paula.Sounds like heaven to me.Thiers a little bit of heaven somewhere in every place in my books.OH!! how I love to spend time in these places too.Good to know you weren't hurt by the goat,sorry but LOL!!.Have a great Tuesday.Take Care God Bless Kath xxx

Lori said...

It sounds wonderful! Glad you had a good day!

Jill said...

It sounds like an absolutely perfect place to spend Mother's Day! I'm so glad you had a good time.

I LOVE Texas and all the beauty it has to offer!

TexWisGirl said...

you did extremely well in your descriptions of peace, fun and beauty. :)

DD said...

Paula, I know you had a wonderful time in this beautiful part of Texas, with your girls all around you. Sounds lovely....except the goat part...lol.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Don't ya just love front porches with rockers...!!

Dar said...

Long ago, I saw such places in Texas, so now, I long to see it again.
You had a perfect day, Paula.
BlessYourHeart

Donna said...

There is always beauty for those who are willing to look for it. I was in the Dallas area one year when the bluebells were blooming. What a sight!

jack69 said...

Oh sweet heart, you make someone want to be there!

I know your Mother's Day was great.

Nothing better than to see and love nature.
good on you girl.

Wendy said...

I love the Hill Country!! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful field of sunflowers! sandie

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like HEAVEN to me. I'm glad you had a wonderful day. Take care.