“I would rather have a little rose from the garden of a friend,
Than flowers strewn around my casket when my days on earth must end.
I would rather have a living smile from one I know is true,
Than tears shed `round my casket when this world I bid adieu.
Bring me all the flowers today whether pink or white or red,
I would rather have one blossom now than a truckload when I`m dead.”
I would sure like to meet this person named “unknown”, they put out some good stuff! en theos monos ††† jim
One of the early bloomers here in the desert Southwest is this nickel sized prairie fleabane daisy. It was a challenge trying to catch an in focus image of this possessive little spider in our 35mph wind gust. I was fortunate to have gotten focus during a short lull in the wind. This little bee decided it was a good landing spot as well. The spider said no, and chased the tiny fellow along on his way.
It’s a jungle out there, go take a peak! en theos monos ††† jim
It seemed only fitting to follow up a West TX oil photo with an image of cowboy hats.
I imagined a conversation with the clerk “Do you have a selection of different colors ?” The western dressed teenager answering “Yes sir we do, what shade of white are you looking for?”
Don’t believe the myth that good guys always wear white hats, especially before Easter! en theos ††† jim
“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt,and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”
Dont be afraid of direct eye contact, you just might see into the soul of another . en theos †† jim
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
May your day be made any color you dream ††† en theos ††† jim
“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
I like the flag and the creative things that people style out of it. I have seen, boots, shirts, ties, t-shirts, glasses, mugs, beer huggies, gloves, sox,blanket, sheets, hats, coats, even undergarments, but I think this was my first truck††† en theos ††† jimwork
One of the best looking painted flags I have found.
I guess sometimes things work better with fewer strips and less stars!
The Texas Flag Code assigns the following symbolism to the colors of the Texas flag: blue stands for loyalty, white for purity, and red for bravery. The code also states that single (lone) star “represents ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country.” The “lone star” is, in fact, an older symbol predating the flag which was used to symbolize Texans’ solidarity in declaring independence from Mexico. It is still seen today as a symbol of Texas’ independent spirit, and gave rise to the state’s official nickname “The Lone Star State”.
Long may we get it all together………en theos…..jim
“I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.”
How can it be that those with the seemingly largest of limitations can seldom think about them? When all I do is dwell on my own. I guess that is what turns them into limitations!
Peace ††† en theos ††† jim work
Spring is slowly coming to the Southwest desert. The roadside are showing a bit of color despite are desperate lack of rainfall.
It helps me to grow into the next season of life even if a might be a little behind the flora & fauna. I feel winter will be my season for a bit more. Pray for rain or whatever you might need to bloom into the next season. Grow at your own pace.
en theos ††† jlawrence