I sometimes lament the amount of work to be done at the lake, but I sure do enjoy it. On one episode of Duck Dynasty, Jase referred to the outdoors as “God’s gym”. I can see why. There is no workout like the workout gained by clearing brush!
“Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.” ~ David Hockney via brainyquote.com
We got almost halfway to the lake clearing brush yesterday 3.14.2015
Here is the brush to be cleared along the channel 3.10.2015
Many parts of Texas have been parched with drought for the last few years. Here in East Texas, we’ve been spared the worst of it, although the channel running up into our yard on Lake Tyler was completely dried up two summers ago – that’s 9 feet of water gone! Today, as we listened to the flash flood warnings issued throughout our area and looked upon a full Lake Tyler, we gave thanks for the rain. We pray that our fellow Texans in points west receive the same relief we’ve enjoyed.
“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” ~ John Updike via BrainyQuote.com
We welcome the rain here at Lake Tyler 3.9.2015
Winter Storm Thor roared through North Texas last night, dropping over four inches of snow and leaving us basking in a winter wonderland this morning. I walked our neighborhood earlier today and took several shots of our snowfall. This is looking down one of the fairways of the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club as viewed from Bear Creek Parkway here in Keller. Golf anyone?
“And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.” ~ Roy Bean via BrainyQuote.com
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club from Bear Creek Parkway, 3.5.2015
I’ll spare the details. Suffice it to say that our flight home from Denver was cancelled, and with no air options available on Saturday, we took to the roadways. The drive was uneventful until we hit north Texas and road conditions rapidly deteriorated. They were at their worst in Wichita Falls, and the many bridges we had to traverse were quite hazardous. Thankfully, God answered our prayers for safety and we returned our rental car at DFW Airport just after midnight Sunday morning.
“Jesus, take the wheel…” ~ Carrie Underwood
Icy bridges in Wichita Falls, TX 2.28.2015
Texas BBQ is one of my favorite foods. Schoepf’s BBQ on Central Avenue in Belton, TX is the real deal. These pits turn out some delicious brisket, chicken, quail, and a variety of sausage options making Schoepf’s a great rest stop when traveling I-35. It’s fun to discover great local eateries when traveling.
Southern barbecue is the closest thing we have in the U.S. to Europe’s wines or cheeses; drive a hundred miles and the barbecue changes. ~ John Shelton Reed via BrainyQuote.com
The BBQ pits at Schoepf’s BBQ, Belton, TX
I snapped this picture just before I escaped. I enjoy networking events, but I get the heebie-jeebies in elbow-to-elbow crowds. It’s really the only situation in which I understand the feeling of claustrophobia. It doesn’t matter how large the room is; the inability to move at will while having to yell into the person’s ear when trying to talk doesn’t work for me.
I’m a bit claustrophobic, I don’t like crowds, I live by the sea – that’s what I see when I come out of my house in Bridlington. ~ David Hockney via BrainyQuote.com
Evening networking event at NRRDA 2015, Chicago House, Austin TX