52 Tuesdays Challenge #20: Tranquil

Welcome to week 20 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tranquil: peaceful, quiet, calm. 

My tranquil places are all in nature. I absolutely love the beach! So I thought I would share new photos with you of some of my past trips to the beach. (and some have my family in them because it’s even more fun with family!)

Relaxing at the beach with my daughter


Love it when my hubby shares what he finds when we are snorkeling!

Horse stable beach in North Caicos


Sunset in Key Largo


Spring has definitely sprung here in Schulenburg, TX. For the rest of the world that’s a very, very small town somewhere right in the middle of the triangle of Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Rural is a mild word for the spot. But it does run near IH 10. (and if you’ve never been around here then you better hop thru on IH 10 from San Antonio or Houston and eat at Frank’s. It’s closing this fall after 88 years in business and their home-made bread is better than your grandmother’s!)

Ah, but I went down a rabbit trail…. on our (new to us) land we have a whole passel of spring flowers. We’ve got the usual bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes. A kind of dandelion I haven’t seen before and some dewberry flowers. (If you want to take a peek at those I featured them in my 52 Tuesdays Challenge #19:Tiny)

Wow! I keep going down rabbit trails..though it is close to Easter…

So, in participating with Dutch Goes The Photo’s Tuesday Photo Challenge of Spring, I wanted to ask for your help with some of the flowers – some might say weeds (gasp!!!). I don’t know the names of them and please share if you recognize them! Much appreciated! and Enjoy!

On these yellow ones, the stems grow out at ground level much like a dahlia…

This one has petals resembling a bluebonnet except they are purple instead of the blue and are about 3-4 inches taller.

This pretty and tiny blue flower was scarce but seemed perfect on every petal.

This pretty, pale, pale, hint of blue was also 3-4 inches taller than a bluebonnet and I’m wondering if it is the first bloom of my second two images…

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52 Tuesdays Challenge #19: Tiny

Happy Tuesday!! It’s time for the 52 Tuesdays challenge! Join me in sharing photos, stories, quotes, or whatever else you have in that creative brain of yours for the T word theme of TINY! Then don’t forget to link back to this post and we’ll share your Tiny with the world!

This week I admit to prepping for the post. It just so happens that we went out to our land last Thursday and the spring flowers were everywhere! While that isn’t so great for planning to add cattle it was perfect for my camera and for today’s challenge.

There are quite a few this week and also look for more photos of the spring flowers soon. And if you want to see a couple from the archives check this post out.

Hope you enjoy!!





And lots of these!


And some slow motion in the wind….


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The Road Taken

In my travels there have been many, many roads taken – probably more taken than passed over…well, maybe… Nevertheless, one that came to mind is the highway 1 on the coast of California. I took it from Jenner up to Fort Ross one foggy Saturday and just fell in love with it. I wrote a post of the experience and shared one aspect of the trip with y’all. But for the Weekly Photo Challenge The Road Taken I wanted to share a couple of new pics for a different perspective of the road taken that day – highway 1. Enjoy!

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