Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010

Some wonder about my wanderings on occasion, but these recent photos sent to me by a friend are testament to the calming beauty available throughout central Texas.  These Bluebonnets were photographed on highway 306 between New Braunfels, TX and Purgatory Road.  There is much turmoil around us in this old world, and we are reminded how much we've allowed to slip away in our complacency.  However, as Lone Wadie, the old Indian character in the movie, "The Outlaw Josey Wales" said, "...endeavor to persevere."

We plan.
We work.
We save.
We dream.
But, life is seldom as it seems.

A germ,
a gene,
a wayward act
can throw perceptions off their track.

A hug,
a kiss,
a tender word
can let us know we’re not alone.

Life is life.
So, on we go
not so sure of what’s in store.
But, fearing less that great unknown.
Enjoying “little” more.

Dennis Price

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer


  1. That is an incredible picture, and good poem. An unexpected pleasure this morning. Thanks.

  2. Thanks Lanny. Your comment did publish, it just didn't show up on my comment counter.

  3. Beautiful flowers. Even better poetry!!
    Love ya! MS Cuz ^-^

  4. A perfect example of why Texas is "the bluebonnet state"!

  5. Thanks Pappy, Bluebonnets really have a calming quality.

  6. Love the pic and the poem : ) I dropped by this morning to catch up on my dose of Philosophy by Pappy-and I enjoyed my visit!

  7. Was so startled to see the same Bluebonnet snapshot on your site that I posted on mine (sent to me by a friend) that I can't recall how I happened upon your site (it was a Google Search for something-or-other).

    Anyway: beautiful photo of the gorgeous bluebonnets!


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