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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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That's a great one to add to the list. I may have to sneak out farther west for it - we see less and less in the night sky every year here, too, because of encroaching lights. I love that image of the pioneers rolling through bluebonnets. A few years ago when Lake Travis was way down, there's a nearby park that was covered in them and I drove through it like that (there was a dirtroad!) It was amazing! Yes, you are overdue for a blog post!! I'm glad you're sharing "Complainers".
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I never get tired of photographing them. I especially love to get them with other wildflowers, though, and I'm hoping to have a chance this weekend to snap some new ones!
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They come in early spring and only last a few weeks. I wish they lasted longer! Yes, they are a wildflower - our state flower! Oh, those red wigs were so much fun!!!
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That quote is definitely an eye- and heart-opener. It makes me so happy that you found value in it, too. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know, Sharla. xoxox
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2018 on 2018: Intent on being Intentional at Long Hollow
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Spotting my first bluebonnet of the year is always exciting. I know that the drab winter days are giving way to longer, warmer days of spring, wearing wildflowers of every color. Full disclosure: these photos are from years past. While I've enjoyed the sight of bluebonnets decorating the roadsides this year, I haven't had a chance to stop somewhere safe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Long Hollow
And to you, too, sweet lady. Are you back to blogging? I hope so!
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Thank you, Otto. It's one of my favorites. I enjoyed writing it a few years ago because it really made me stop and think about all that we had been through and how grateful I was to have him.
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Absolutely! "Love others as you love yourself." You have to love yourself first!
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Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.~ W. Stanley Mooneyham American minister and speaker, 20th century One of my favorite Valentines from Tom one year ... our little pond shaped into a heart In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd go back into the archives and find one of my favorite posts to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Long Hollow
Yes, I was taking a photo of my food! lol But that's why we were there to begin with - we earned that special night because we all scored points with Google Reviews - and photos add points. It was great for awhile. We had exclusive events in a lot of places. But they changed the program, dang it. You'll be happy to know I haven't taken a food photo in awhile. Oh, except for New Year's Eve of my pot of Hoppin' John. Yes, there were SO many Ninja turtles - kind of like Barbies! He ended up loaning a lot of them to the Austin Toy Museum. I was relieved he didn't sell them. Yet, anyway. :) He doesn't have his mom's sentimental (hoarder) streak.
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"The next best thing to the enjoyment of a good time, is the recollection of it." ~James Lendall Basford For someone who has a zillion photo albums collected on shelves all over her house, it amazes even me that I rarely print photos anymore. But I didn't want my memories of Italy languishing in a file in my computer, forgotten,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Long Hollow
They do, don't they? I haven't eaten lima beans in years. I may have to change that!
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That's exactly what I call her!
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I hope it brings a smile along with the lump, for the love and memories I'm sure you shared with your Lucy. I treasure my time with Belle and her relative 'puppy-ness' because I know our time with them is so short. Thanks for coming by! xoxo
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I think that quiet time is a 'sweet!' And being able to dig back through your photos and discovering ones you forgot you took. I look forward to seeing more of those. That's always a 'sweet' for me. :)
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I totally agree!!
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Eight years ago, while we were mourning the loss of our sweet Charly, a litter of puppies was born in east Texas. Whether the mom was a pure-bred who had a wild fling with a stray, or she was a mixed breed stray herself, we'll never know. We do know that a few weeks later a little black and brown... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Long Hollow
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I like the idea, although I can see how it's not for everyone. And sometimes you might outgrow a word in a few months and need another one. I like your idea of a daily word - or maybe a word of the month? Hmmm....
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2018 on 2018: Intent on being Intentional at Long Hollow
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Let's hope so! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2018 on 2018: Intent on being Intentional at Long Hollow
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Yes, it sounds like you definitely need to make time for yourself! That's part of my plan - I'm not much good to anyone if I'm not taking care of myself! But it can be so tough to do that, can't it? I hope you're successful!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2018 on 2018: Intent on being Intentional at Long Hollow
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For the past few years, I've chosen a word to be my mascot for the year. Sort of a theme song and coach, all rolled into one word with a motivational definition that will inspire me all year (fingers crossed!) Last year it was "Believe". The year before it was "Love", and the year before that, "Embrace". This year my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Long Hollow
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Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. ~Michael Josephson Can you believe another year has come and gone? 2017 will be unforgettable for me in many ways. I visited Las Vegas again, thanks to the Keller Williams Family Reunion in February.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Long Hollow
Thank you, Lisa! I am sooooo excited! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have an awesome 2018!
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2017 on December Sweets on a Christmas Eve... at Long Hollow
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Thank you! I hope so! I'm hoping it just kicks in. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2017 on December Sweets on a Christmas Eve... at Long Hollow
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Yes! I can't wait!
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2017 on December Sweets on a Christmas Eve... at Long Hollow
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