Monday, December 31, 2007

Home for the holidays

Practically the whole clan was here in Austin for x-mas, which was fantastic! I won't mention any names but, even that bunch that dragged our grand baby off to another state was here, although for waaaay to short a time. Wish they would move back to Austin - HINT!

Check out our two youngest hippie grand daughters wearing Peggy's beads and glasses:





Here they are riding around Pecan Grove in Robin's Barbie Jeep:



In a few days, I suppose we will be on our way south for the winter in the Rio Grand Valley. Will post more when we are on the road.

Peggy's Garden

I think, a few months ago, I posted a photo of Peggy's elephant ears from the planet Gigantus. Just in case I am losing my mind, here they are again:





By-the-way, her Okra was over 12 feet tall this year but, that is another story. These ears were the talk of Pecan Grove and, I think, are the result of the fertile soil here along the Colorado River. Keep in mind this soil has probably never been farmed and was laid down as a result of millions of years worth of floods prior to the building of the flood control lakes along the river. She doesn't even fertilize anything here. I thought the bulbs that came from these elephant ears were pretty interesting. We dug these up just a couple of weeks ago and must have gotten 30 bulbs from under these elephant ears.


Austin's shuffle king - WC Clark

A few days before X-mas during the Amadillo Christmas Bazaar, Peggy and I had the opportunity to do one of our very favorite things; go see WC Clark play dem blues. Our friend, Gene Tankersley, went with us and we arrived early and got a seat four feet from the stage. Here is a photo of WC on stage:


If you like the blues and have never seen WC's show, you owe it to yourself to go. The man is a blues genius and, trust me, the audio experience will have you smiling from ear to ear. Check his schedule on his web site and pick a place. You will find him all around Austin and various other Texas cities every month. If in Austin, I would suggest the Saxon Pub for it's up close and personal seating and fantastic audio system.