We took about a l35 mile drive today thru Texas.  We visited Bandera, Utopia, and Medina.  Along the way we saw nothing but beautiful Texas rolling hills, ranches,  grass and more grass.  

On the way to Bandera the smell of freshly mown grass hit me, there was a rancher out on his riding lawnmower mowing his huge patch of property abutting the highway.  The grass was about as high as an elephant's eye (you know they grow them big in Texas)
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That smell hit me immediately, and brought back memories of playing kick-the-can outside till midnight and days of playing croquet on front lawns.  Sprinklers spraying and snow cones dripping.

You see, in sunny ole' AZ we don't have acres and acres of green grass.......nor do we have these hanging out along the highway. (O:

Nor these........

I've heard it said that as you get older it just takes the slightest stirring to bring back a beloved memory.........this short trip has done that in abundance.

I really am a small town girl in a big town body!!  (O:

Have a happy weekend dear friends,



  1. Hello Jo, how beautiful! I am so happy you are sending us a "postcard" from your trip to Texas! I too love the smell of new mown grass and I played the same games as you did as a little girl... thanks for sharing these pretty pics! xoxo Julie Marie PS I think you ARE a small town girl too!

  2. Hi Jo

    I'm enjoying your trip. You write wonderfully.
    Boy I remember playing kick the can! You sure did bring back alot of memories mentioning that one!
    Pamela xo

  3. Beautiful Pictures, Just passed through there on spring break going to Tucson. A wonderful sceanic drive. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment at www.artnsoulbydeborah.com
    Each and every comment touches my heart, Many Blessings and Safe Travels, Deborah

  4. Beautiful post and pictures! I can almost smell the grass myself through your description. Nothing wrong with beautiful memories...Very nice post!

  5. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

  6. Some people say that smell does not have a memory - I totally disagree. Good memories. sandie

  7. I love the smell of freshly cut grass! I need that to be a candle or room spray!

    Please tell me you have a picture of your boot decorated? I might be put in a cast, so I will definitely see if they have pink and maybe bedazzle it!

  8. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Keep posting the beautiful pictures for those of us stuck here in AZ!


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