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Barbara Shallue
Austin, Texas
REALTOR, writer, blogger, photographer
Interests: real estate, music, dancing, friends, movies, reading, writing, photography, traveling, genealogy, playing the drums
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Thank you, Lisa! It was a good week, but I'm wondering where it went! I hope you had a wonderful week yourself. xoxo
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I am totally loony over lunar stuff. This one was right before sunrise, just hanging over the horizon, huge and bright. It dropped like a rock right after I saw it. It always impresses me to see how fast it disappears, reminding me how fast this globe is spinning!
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Thank you!
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Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Silent Noon This morning as Belle and I finished our walk, a dragonfly buzzed close, circling and circling. It even hovered about a foot from me for a few seconds, providing me a good look at its glimmering green and turquoise... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Long Hollow
Thank you, Otto. My friends and family in Houston have been stuck in a nightmarish situation the past few days - and after the water subsides there will be more challenges. It's heartbreaking, but they are resilient and it's awesome to see everyone pulling together to help and serve.
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Keep praying for those in Houston! My sister said they've heard tomorrow may be bad again. The clouds have blown out of here, so I'm hopeful Harvey keeps moving east. I'm already praying for Louisiana.
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I am so grateful for them and the work they do!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2017 on You've Got a Friend... at Long Hollow
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I watched the coverage on the news and could tell how those who viewed the total eclipse were affected by the experience. It's going to be about an hour north of us - I plan to be there! Alas, the flooding is really bad east of us and in parts of Houston. And despite warning, it appears a lot of people didn't evacuate the coast. Sigh.
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Me, too, but please keep those on the coast in your thoughts and prayers! And even those just east of us - lots of flooding!
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I think so, too!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2017 on You've Got a Friend... at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Otto!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2017 on You've Got a Friend... at Long Hollow
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Name the season’s first hurricane Zelda and fool Mother Nature into calling it a year. ~Robert Brault Throughout the night I woke several times to the sound of heavy rain outside my window. And this afternoon on my back deck, I watched as the wind swooped hard through the hollow every few minutes, tickling the treetops, making them bend and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Long Hollow
It's a great one, for sure!
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2017 on You've Got a Friend... at Long Hollow
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"When you're down and troubled, and you need a helping hand... and nothing, nothing is going right..." Year ago, I used to cover for our church secretary when she had to be out of the office. One of the best, but still toughest, parts of the job was answering those calls from people who needed help...with electric bills, rent, doctor's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Long Hollow
Thank you, Otto!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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Thank you! Yes, she is a sweetheart. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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I think it's something you are already doing naturally! But reading your blog is always on my list. xoxoxo
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Laurie!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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I am so glad you're back! That will definitely make my sweet list for today!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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It's funny - she used to be lizard crazy, but after catching a few, she pretty much ignores them now. I truly thought this one was dead, it was being so still. But after this shot (I kept getting closer) it had enough, and was gone in a flash.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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Yes, it is! And so is your writing! When do I get to read some of it again??
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Lisa!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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I know you're a busy man between keeping with those youngsters at the softball games and writing for the Boston Herald - and you do a great job at both! Thank you for stopping in!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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Thank you so much, sweet sister, but I can say the same about how you inspire me and also fill that gap. I'm so grateful for you! Love you!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ~Rita Rudner If you haven't guessed, it's been 35 years since that Friday the 13th when Tom and I said "I do" to a lifetime together. It's actually tomorrow, but what's a day when you're talking about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Long Hollow
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