One never knows the wonder-ful things one may see on a trip to TEXAS!

This was of course the main feature…

And of course one can’t visit Texas without a visit to the Alamo!

And the San Antonio River Walk…

And the Capitol…

Then there is the flora and fauna…


What? HUH?!

Ah, yes–the famed Cabela’s outdoor store with a taste of Africa…



One never knows the sights they’ll see in such a grand ‘country’–

where the natives are friendly and the language barrier easily overcome!


…and behold, it was very good

On Sunday afternoon we took a mountain bike jaunt over to what we call the “Tiny Town” overlook .  It’s been such a long time.


The bears have sort of taken over this area so I’ve stayed away.  But as the cooler weather comes they seem to retreat…so we ventured forth.


Speaking of cooler weather… This poor old fly has been grounded by the cold, reduced to creeping and hopping his days away. .


But he certainly does have a splendid place to do it!


Meanwhile the Paper Mill hums away down below…It is the reason our town exists, so we don’t mind…

P1130025Once the largest pulp and paper mill in the world, it has dwindled to a fraction of its former glory.  But still the chips come in (the pale ones for paper pulp, the dark ones for fuel to make steam and to generate power)… and every third day a barge full of paper ships out… while “The Hulks”  (abandoned concrete ships) do breakwater duty…


I can just imagine God surveying His creation from such a vantage point…


…and declaring it ‘very good’!


We agree!



“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Gen.1:31; 2:1

When Morning’s Light Comes Streaming


When morning’s light comes streaming

casting shadow

spreading warmth


Mists rise


Silhouetting harvest

Wakening the day–


This another day the Lord has made—for rejoicing and being glad.



–and I am off to do some garden tidying and turning in for winter…taking down of bean poles, gathering of pods for next year’s seed—glad to have the sun come streaming ( :