|BLOOMING PRICKLEY PEAR|
Our trip North from Austin into the Abilene/Clyde/Baird area was gorgeous with the rolling hills and famous Texas flowers. North of Austin is quite rural and the rolling hills reminded me of Provence, France. The rain this spring is bringing them back from the severe drought threatening this part of the country for the last few years.
|CLYDE TEXAS COUSINS|
|THE OLD ROCK HOUSE ON THE FARM/RANCH|
|IRMA AND ME|
Jane and I drove out to the old place and visited a neighbor cousin at her 120 acre place where she lives alone. Irma Dale is in her mid-80’s and charmed us with her stories and ready laugh. She was, and is still ready for fun and trouble if needed. Irma was also my mothers good friend growing up and told some great stories of their adventures growing up.
|IRMA AND JANE WITH ONE OF HER MANY HAND MADE QUILTS|
Jane graciously toured us around the area of nearby Abilene to visit another cousin, Julia at her home there. Julia and the rest of the cousins recently renovated her home there and we got to see the improvements, as well as some of Julia's amazing artwork. I was so overwhelmed, I did not get any pictures! Then we all had MORE MEXICAN FOOD Texas style. Can't get enough of it!