Tag Archives: spring

“Putting Down Roots” — Two Years Later

A bonus Encore edition of a previous post, just in time for Easter. This post first appeared on this blog February 22, 2017. One downside of moving to a new house, no matter how much you like it, is Starting … Continue reading

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Yep, I’m a Fair-Weather Cyclist

We know a few cyclists who are “randonneurs.” According to Paul Rozelle in his 2012 Bicycle Times feature, “Randonneuring is long-distance, unsupported, noncompetitive cycling within prescribed time limits.” What Rozelle omits from the definition are concepts like regardless of weather … Continue reading

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Potpourri

When the North Texas spring gives you flowers. . . . . . you get to use bluebonnet blossoms in your backyard-rose potpourri. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am that warm weather has finally arrived, but … Continue reading

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Boarders Without Borders

Spring is coming! The other day, I was at the kitchen window when I noticed the mulch in the flower bed twitching. Kinda creepy… oh wait, it was a bunch of robins hopping around looking for breakfast. There must have … Continue reading

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Putting Down Roots

One downside of moving to a new house, no matter how much you like it, is Starting Over With Your Landscaping. In our old backyard we left a mature Chinese tallow tree, taller than the house. It looks like this … Continue reading

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Change of Season

Spring is coming to North Texas. ‘Bout time, many of us would say. We thought we’d never get rid of the snow, ice, cold wind, and sleet. A few weeks ago, between snowfalls, the ice cleared off just enough for … Continue reading

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Leno’s “Headlines,” or Elegant Metaphor?

I can just hear Jay Leno ragging on this headline in today’s Dallas Morning News: Rains Reduce Risk of Drought Sequel Oh sure, it seems redundant, since the word “drought” refers to a lack of rain. Duh. But the Associated … Continue reading

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