• Fort Davis,  Neighbors,  Shop Local

    Bella Vista Fort Davis Shop

    Bella Vista Floral Decor & More

    This charming gift shop needs to be Seen. The short drive out is pleasant and scenic. The shop itself commands a view that most would envy. It is so pretty out there. On the Deck, festooned with rustic decor, ceramic bells, plants and pots, and gorgeous wreaths, you get a vista of the surrounding mountains that just can’t be had from town. Marcia has stocked the store not only with her own gorgeous floral wreaths, arrangements and creations, but absolutely the best selection of gift ideas I’ve seen anywhere in West Texas so far. You…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Fourth of July Weekend

    Fourth of July Weekend at Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    West Texas Celebration~ Well, is everybody ready for #Fort DavisTexas Coolest Fourth Festival (See the Chamber of Commerce Website for complete schedule). We’re especially looking forward to the Parade tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10:00 am. We’ll be at the store early for anyone who wants to shop as well. Somewhere Over the Rainbow will be open Friday and Saturnday (June 30th and July 1st) until 6 pm, and Sunday 11 to 4 pm (or later if we still have shoppers). We’re planning regular hours on Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th (but again, we’re…

  • Ecology and Economy,  Life,  Products

    Thinking in Circles

    Life is a Circle

    What Makes The World Go Round Searching for an Eco Philosphy That Works I’ve been thinking a lot about creating a sustainable business for quite some time now. It is a difficult economy, and a difficult idea to Sell, much less to achieve. What Makes The World Go Round Searching for an Eco Philosphy That Works I’ve been thinking a lot about creating a sustainable business for quite some time now. It is a difficult economy, and a difficult idea to Sell, much less to achieve. It is true that the concepts of reusing and…

  • Events,  West Texas

    Earth Day 2023

    Earth Day/ Week/ Month/ Year I started my first Blog in 2012 or so, and as far as I can remember, an Earth Day post has been written every year since that time. I was observing Earth Day long before that. In fact, pretty much since that first Earth Day in 1970. As a teenager on her way to becoming an activist of one sort or another for the remainder of her life, I realized how dire the outlook for this planet had become. Jump forward over five decades, and the same can be said.…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    Anticipation…

    Fort Davis, Texas Post Card

    Almost Spring Break in West Texas~ March, the first month of Spring, when the Calendar finally makes it official, and when everyone from families of school age children to college students take advantage of some time off to explore, is upon us. In West Texas, we will be ready to greet the many tourists that seek out this wild and wide open corner of the Lone Star State. Spring Break is a divider for us. The wind is still wild, the weather still changeable and unpredictable, but wildflowers and tree buds are showing up everywhere,…

  • Life,  West Texas

    Shopkeepers on the Edge of Eternity

    Standing Stones

    Standing Stones, Dolmen, Menhirs and Cairns... A Megalithic Landscape! The land here is made of Magic. I look around me at this tumbled landscape of Stone and Mountain, and can almost see the hands of ancient giants at work. It is if they (?) were erecting standing stones and menhirs , or building cairns to guide, amaze and delight all who happen to come upon them. And surely, to remind us just how small and insignificant we are in the grander scheme of things. If the land weren’t enough, the sky here is made to…

  • Fort Davis,  Life,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    [New] Beginnings

    Crystal window

    New Year, New Dreams & Goals I can’t believe we’re already over half way through January 2023! However, that’s what the calendar is telling me, so I guess I just have to go along. In order to meet at least one of my goals for this year, I had better get this post written and published. I hope to be more forthcoming and interactive with my online presence this year. That means at least two Posts on this Blog every month.