Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #869- Feeling blue

141104rainday_7102Dream, when you’re feeling blue
Dream, that’s the thing to do
Just watch the smoke rings rise in the air
You’ll find your share of memories there

So dream when the day is through
Dream, and they might come true
Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream…Ella Fitzgerald

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #849…Missing the wide openness of West TX (just a bit)

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I grew up in West Texas. My family up and moved to the Dallas area when I was thirteen. I can remember this feeling that came over me of feeling a bit closed in. When you grow up with the open skies of West TX, it can be just a mite claustrophobic with all the trees and hills. You throw in a few days of solid cloud cover, with rain mixed in and well…I guess it is something that only someone from the vastness of open skies can relate to.

So, under wet and grey clouds, I had to pull up an old West Texas sunset to brighten the day…monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #843 – As the Sun Sets…

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Just as the sun sets to the west for rest.

So am I

I will be taking a respite from posting for a fortnight.

I know, BALDERDASH you scream!

You will survive, as will I.

Happy trails to you until we meet again…monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #806 – Texas Tea

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Black gold, Texas Tea

A regular staple of the West Texas landscape.

I feel such a hypocrite to complain of what the whole process does to our mother earth,

as I sure expect it to be there when I fill up my thirsty Chevy truck.

monos en theos…†…jim

Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #805 – The rails run both ways

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Across the street from yesterdays “Sunset Motel”, and looking west instead of east, there was a whole different view.

The rails do run both ways. Just be sure to remember to look both ways before crossing!

monos en theos…†…jim