Tag Archives: Texas

Historic Conroe

My mind is on warmer climes these days, and I had a lovely time exploring historic downtown Conroe with my brother over the Christmas holiday. We lunched at The Red Brick Tavern on 119 Simonton Street twice. The walls have posters of famed country singers and there is a stage section for live music. Burgers […]


Texans know how to put the X in Christmas. With no snow on the ground, many homes compensate with extra sparkle and very big garden decorations. I didn’t have my camera with me on our neighborhood Christmas light ride, but enjoyed the daytime look the next day. Texas ‘snow’ looks like this. Pickup trucks abound. […]

Fall creatures of Texas

Thanksgiving was spent warming up in Houston, and we encountered a few lovely creatures on our day trips. Between Washington on the Brazos and Round Top we saw grasshoppers, caterpillars, butterflies (most of which I have yet to identify) and longhorns.   After watching the fabulous “Flight of the Butterflies” we spotted three monarchs during […]

Texas bugs

I started taking a botanical drawing class with Lauren Levato (you can still sign up this week) which has me on high alert for all kinds of insects in addition to butterflies. While I was in Texas, we visited the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, the park offers […]

Texas quirks

This past week I took a respite from the daily grind and visited family. My nieces and nephew kept me company. Yes, they’re furry. 🙂 We visited longhorns  Some had interesting markings. This does require the special texas perfume. Chuy’s and brisket and sweet iced tea with a side of country music were on the […]

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