Sunday, April 12, 2015

Patio Time

As springtime scatters bluebonnets onto the sides of the freeways in the Dallas area, and a nice breeze blows, it's fun to have lunch outside. Earlier today, the Woodshed Smokehouse was the place to be. Perfect weather out on the patio, happy people, many with dogs, and a view of the Trinity River, And did I mention the food was divine? My Uncle Bob is doing some work in Fort Worth, so I met him today and he suggested the Woodshed. My friend, Jeanie, met us there, where we had a leisurely lunch, enjoyed the good food and the company, and even got a tour by our waitperson Josiah of the smokehouse. Perfection on a peaceful Sunday morning.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Texas Tulips

Today, I drove north to Pilot Point, Texas to check out a tulip farm. The farm is closing for the season in just a few days, so most of the tulips are gone, but it was still worth the visit. Texas Tulips is owned by a family from the Netherlands, and what they have accomplished is rather amazing. I've seen tulips in and around Amsterdam, and that someone would even think of growing them in Texas is incredible. Next year, I plan to stop by sooner in the season when more of the tulips are in bloom, but in the meantime, here are a few photographs. By the way, any flowers that you pick and purchase are beautifully wrapped, and young Pieter does a very good job!