Friday, July 19, 2013

Sky Watch Friday - Evening Sky

The sky was just gorgeous evening before last.
The camera only hints at it.

I'm thinking there is probably a poem out there
somewhere for skies like these.
I thought maybe "She Walks in Beauty Like the Night"
but these are not cloudless climes.

Would love suggestions!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

California Coloring Pages

There was several California freebie for kids in  the Dover sampler this week. 

A coloring page with a map and landmarks from my home state California.

A beautiful coloring page of Big Sur, California.
(I've never been to Big Sure, but I'd love to go some day.)  

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

This is Wherever Wednesday

Welcome to This is Wherever Wednesday!   At Wherever Wednesday we share those little moments that really show the character of the places we live.  Those times that just make you think "This is Texas"  (or California, or Chicago, or Moscow, or WHEREVER.  It started on Budget Blond and, after an intermission, restarted here on Texifornia in 2012.

I always like to highlight some of the posts from last month.  Seems lots of people were as crazy busy as I was last month because there was only one.  Thanks Chara!  I loved your post about Stanford with all your beautiful pictures.  Chara used to blog at Viva La Vida but has now moved to a new blog, Oh Happy Place.   (A fitting title!)  

Now on to this month!  Please leave your "This is Wherever" posts on the linky below (whether your wherever is "Montana, Puerto Rico, Paris, or Indonesia").    If you're still a little uncertain what that means, this post over at Budget Blond will help you out.  And, though it's not required, I'd love if you would grab the This is Wherever button on the sidebar and share it in your post or somewhere else on your blog!  Thanks for participating! 

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This is Texas

Well, the big news this month I would guess is NO NEWS!  NO MAJOR DISASTERS in Texas this month (unless I missed something).  So that means we can get back to our regular business of "enjoying" Texas culture and oddities.  Picked up a lot of fun tidbits for you this month!

June 4
The sun was out, it was a warm and beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky, and tornado sirens were going off.  I wonder if they choose to test the sirens on days like this just to make sure no one actually thinks there's a real tornado.  This is Texas.

June 17 - 21
I had a blast dressing up in a Roman tunica and doing crafts with the kids this week in our "Roman" markeplace for our churche's Vacation Bible school.

Now, even in a church where they are trying to make everything look like Rome...
and doing quite well I might add...

...could you still tell that this was Texas?  

Yes, yes you could.

Yep, this is definitely still Texas.

(The ponies only visited one day)

June 20ish -   From my friend's facebook status...
Only in Texas would you encounter this version of a save-the-earth bumper sticker:
"Save Gas.  Ride a horse."