If You’re Ever in Blanco, Don’t Miss the Redbud Cafe

Last Saturday evening, my wife and I happened to be in Blanco, Texas. It was about sunset, a warm evening with a steady breeze. We ended up with quite a happy surprise, which I’m pleased to share with you. Blanco isn’t exactly in the mainstream of the American consciousness. It’s a small (about 2,000 residents) [Read More…]

Texas Wildflowers: The Willow City Loop

As you may be aware, Texas is in an extreme drought this year. Thus, we have seen relatively few wildflowers (though I’m amazed by the fact that quite a few flowers bloomed even with almost no rain for months). In ordinary years, where rainfall is plentiful, the wildflowers are stunning. Last year, my family and [Read More…]