From our Gentlemen's Farm in bucolic Bucks County, PA to a home nestled in the Piney Woods of The Lone Star State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This is our journey and these are our musings as we homeschool, play and pray our way through a wonderful life.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A&M Bluebonnets

























(HOUSTON) — Bluebonnets are in flower all across Texas, but at the University of Texas in Austin, some of the flowers are maroon – the school color of rival Texas A&M.

It just happens that the “maroon” variety of bluebonnets was developed at A&M, and a lot of Longhorns believe it’s a prank rooted firmly in College Station.
 
For now, there are only patches of maroon-bonnets here and there, but they are likely to spread every year just like their parent plant, the bluebonnet. The UT Austin campus could find itself in a sea of A&M maroon in the near future.
Horticulturalist Bart Brechter is the curator of gardens at Bayou Bend, which is part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He says the flowers are the work of Aggie horticulturists Dr. Jerry Parsons and Greg Grant.

Oddly, they weren’t shooting for maroon. They were trying to make red ones in order to plant a Texas flag with red, white and blue bluebonnets.

“They had a pink bluebonnet already and just, through cross-breeding with pollen and different plant material, it continued to get closer and closer, but maroon was as close as they could get,” Brecther said.
And since the school colors are maroon and white, it actually worked out quite well.
Just a reminder . . . . here is a picture of the Classic Texas Bluebonnet. If I had known the Maroon BBs existed, you better believe we would have looked for a photo opp with them. Gig 'em!



Maroon BB article source: http://news92fm.com/427997/aggie-invasion-at-ut-maroon-bluebonnets-blooming-in-austin/.U0c6DVS5we4.facebook

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lean on Me - From my Perspective

3 Texas Moms,  1 Theme,  3 Perspectives
per-spec-tive: a visible scene, especially defined by one's personal point of view.


Leslie 
in The Heights

 
 Erin 
in The Lone Star State




Megan 
in Todd Mission

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pencils - From My Point of View

3 Moms,  1 Theme,  3 Perspectives
per-spec-tive: a visible scene, especially defined by one's personal point of view.
 

pencils in my glass
Katrina in Boston


coloured pencils . . . . scream
Margaret in Avignon





Errol Flynn, pencil mustache
Patricia in Pennsylvania

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hoops - From My Point of View

3 Moms,  1 Theme,  3 Perspectives
per-spec-tive: a visible scene, especially defined by one's personal point of view.
 
 hoop skirt
Ava in Oregon
 
 
 
 hoop
JCJIII in Philadelphia
 



Le Hoop
Peggy in The Woodlands

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting - From My Point of View

3 Moms,  1 Theme,  3 Perspectives
per-spec-tive: a visible scene, especially defined by one's personal point of view.


Painting:  Czach√≥rski; Pensive













Waiting - Peggy in The Woodlands



Maternity Waiting Room 1946
Norman Rockwell - Becky in New Jersey



Waiting in The Queen Ann's Lace
Annie in Ohio


Peggy's graphic source: http://thebreadboxletters.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Betty Blue

This is my Friday plan  . . . .


If she is still there, waiting for me on the lot,  I am picking her up and driving her home!  I think I'll call her Betsy Blue.
Isn't she just adorable?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 1-15-12

Daddy, Daddy! Read this part, Daddy. I love this part!
Will you read it again?