Wednesday, May 19, 2010


 I was raised in a small town in I'm really a small town girl at heart.
This visit to Texas has brought back some wonderful memories of leisure time spent as a child.  

Like most folks my family was by no means well off and we used to do the simple things in life.  Picnicing, going to the park, fishing, etc.  Passing this restful little spot on the way into Kerrville brought to mind many idle hours spent in bliss at the lake fishing with my family.

I wasn't a very good fisherwoman, but I enjoyed every minute of the outdoors and the beautiful scenery.  My mom would always pack a great picnic lunch and I was always so hungry as a kid I would devour it in seconds.  Ah.......what memories.

I think the only thing that could make this lovely setting more beautiful would be a bridge across the pond and a lovely swan bathed in this soft ray of sunlight letting me know that God's grace surely shines on us everyday of our life.

Have a blessed day dear friends,



  1. Oh, how I loved to fish in my younger days and sometimes I really miss getting to go camping and fishing. What beautiful pictures you posted. Swans are so amazing to me...beautiful. You have a blessed day also, sweet lady! Hugs

  2. Super beautiful post..beautiful words..and images...full of warmth,gentle memory and inspiring beauty! I love all the photos..and the magnificent swan at the end..enchanting!! A magical post...absolutely lovely!
    Have a sparkling day full of peace and joy!

  3. What pretty images, Jo, and I enjoyed seeing them.

    I think the best things in life are the simple things, and I think they help to form lasting memories of a life well spent. SO glad you enjoyed your trip to Texas.


    Sheila :-)

  4. Hi Jo,
    Your photos are just lovely! Isn't it nice to be reminded of those sweet times when everything was simple and joyful?
    Lovely post.
    Have a great day.

  5. Hello Jo, that looks so peaceful and beautiful... I love hearing about your childhood memories and I too miss that simpler, gentler time... I love that you spent "idle hours" too (tee hee hee, my blog name Idyllhours,love both spellings and meanings!) Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, and it's like getting a postcard from you when I read your posts! xoxo Julie Marie

  6. Life would be so much simpler if we went back to our youth and how we had fun passing the time with family and not much money. Enjoy your travels...

  7. It sounds as if you had a wonderful trip....lovely photographs, xv.

  8. beautiful serene and peaceful to look at. Reminds me of going fishing, don't think I ever caught anything but I sure enjoyed the family time and the picnic lunches. Thanks for the sweet memory.

  9. Oh, how nice that you got to go "home" for a visit! I really enjoyed your pictures - thank you for sharing!

  10. What a beautiful, inspiring post.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. It's just great ya got to go back and visit your childhood memories. You pictures just blew me away. Thanks! :o)

    God bless and you have yourself and amazing day!!!

  12. That was beautiful!
    Thanks for the journey!

  13. I think a stick, a line and a hook are very good friends to spend the afternoon with! Beautiful pictures, it's fun to share your trip with you. How did I ever survive a week without blogging????

  14. Such a beautiful post.. I love the photos.. Thank you so much for sharing your memories.

  15. Sweet memories.

    And simply gorgeous first pic.


  16. Hi Jo,
    What wonderful memories! Just reaffirms to us that kids don't need a bunch of stuff, they need their parents & time together! Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ glad you liked my lilacs!

  17. DEAR Jo! Thank you for your sweet comments. I read your profile and realized that YOUR attitude is exactly what I was trying to capture in my post. I could tell the moment I crossed your threshold that you will forever be GROWING YOUNG! Gorgeous pictures ~ I'm an aspiring photog myself and love what I see, here! Happy Thursday!
    xx P&H

  18. Saw your comment over at mine, thgought I would hop over...your blog is enchanting.

  19. Hi sweet Jo!

    I hope you're having a WONDERFUL trip!
    I'm working 4 out of the next 5 days (ugh), but don't give up hope! I'm trying work something out to see you!


  20. JO, so nice to meet you, thank you for stopping by. The journey continues for us, lots of plans and excitement. I read a couple of your posts, will be back to read some more. I'm so glad you have such a wise opinion about immigrants. I was fortunate enough to be born a US citizen but I feel for friends that didn't have that blessings. I love this country and its people. I hope you have a fantastic time while visiting Texas. This is truly God's country, specially the Hill country. Texas have been home to us for the last 18 years and 4 years ago became home to the rest of my family. It is to my the closest thing to heaven on Earth, that is how much I love it here. Have a fun and blessed time, Marta.

  21. Lovely pictures and remembrances...Glad you enjoyed Texas! Lezlee

  22. Josette is a pretty name and your photos along the sides of this blog are gorgeous. I read your post about journeying to Texas and it looks like you had fun. My friend from Texas told me that Lady Bird Johnson gets a lot of credit for her wildflower program.


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Part of celebrating Memorial having memories. Sophie we will ALWAYS miss you!! Jo