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My Mommy says I have a winning smile!

July 31st, 2015 Comments off

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Power and Majesty of Horses – Texas Style

July 31st, 2015 Comments off
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Robert Glen is the sculptor and is an internationally-acclaimed wildlife artist of Scotch ancestry who was born in Kenya, East Africa. He maintains a studio adjoining his home on the outskirts of Nairobi. He was given the assignment to create the mustang sculpture in 1976 he then spent a year researching the background and lifestyle of the Mustangs, their cross breeding with the wild horses of Texas and the original mustangs in Spain. It then took 8 years for the sculpture to be completed and erected in the Plaza. virtualtourist.com

Mustangs at Las Colinas is a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture by Robert Glen, that decorates Williams Square in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It is said to be the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. The mustangs were shipped by air from England to Irving, Texas, and after the intricate procedure of mounting the figures, the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture was dedicated on September 25, 1984.

The sculpture commemorates the wild mustangs that were historically important inhabitants of much of Texas. It portrays a group at 1.5 times life size, running through a watercourse, with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals’ hooves. The horses are intended to represent the drive, initiative and unfettered lifestyle that were fundamental to the state in its pioneer days.  boredpanda.com

A Water Fountain Creating the Illusion of Movement — Las Colinas, Texas

 

Uh, Abe, did you forget something?

July 30th, 2015 Comments off

lincoln-wild-republican-hairIn 1857 when Abe Lincoln sat for this photo, he looked as if he’d just got out of the shower and towel dried his hair. Did he forget  to comb his unruly locks or did he just not care? 

Many photographers of today keep small combs for their customers, but guess it wasn’t the custom back then.  Maybe the photographer knew what an unusual picture he would have, or maybe he didn’t care either.  I can’t help but thinking if Mrs. Lincoln had been there, this picture would never have been. “For heaven’s sake Abraham, comb your hair!”

We have him on such a pedestal, we have to stop once in a while and appreciate the fact that he was just a man.

Playing with food again . . . how cool is this?

July 30th, 2015 Comments off

From the FoodDoctor. com

Ten Ways to Love . . . By ‘The Book’ . . . If you are like me you have some improving to do!

July 29th, 2015 Comments off

How’s this Idea Shared by Nancy Thompson De Moville? Worth a try!

July 29th, 2015 Comments off

This is crazy crazy ! Never waste cut roses! 

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Did you know that you can grow roses from cuttings?

Simply cut healthy stems, place them in large potatoes, and them bury them 3-4 inches deep in a healthy soil mixture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes keep the stems moist and help develop the root systems. It’s a perfectly simple way to multiply your rose garden without spending lots of $$$.  

Thanks Nancy.

‘Pasture Art’

July 29th, 2015 Comments off

A home grown art form!  I like it!

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Juliana – Grandma’s Darlin’ Girl – 7 Months Old Today!

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

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From the Lens of Bill Stice

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

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293367_245847018779420_2765964_nA Showy Trillium also sometimes called Grand Trillium and Large Flowered Trillium. The scientific name is Trillium grandiflorum. It is found throughout most of the eastern US from the southern reaches of the Appalachian Mountains to northern Quebec and west to Minnesota. One of my favorite wild flowers and an early spring bloomer. This was taken at the Chimneys Picnic Area in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Bill Stice

Frazzled Flower

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

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