• 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…

  • 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.…

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    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,…

  • Events,  Life,  West Texas

    A Thoughtful New Year

    A New Year

    Looking Forward ~ This is West Texas, and if you weather it, if you survive its harsh and unyielding initiation, you will find that it gets inside you, that you become as volatile and unwavering as this land, and that you Love it with all your Heart and Soul. Now, the question for this New Year and those to come, is how to best serve this beloved place, how to best fit it and to live with it, and to properly honor it at the same time? I already know that I want us to…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    We Wish You…

    Merry Christmas from Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Christmas is this weekend, and we at Somewhere Over the Rainbow want to take this opportunity to tell all of our friends and customers just how Much they mean to us. As the year winds toward a close, we find ourselves taking stock of just what matters the most to us. Thank you for making us a part of your community and your lives. We are wishing everyone a very happy and safe Holiday Season, and hope that you all find time to enjoy yourselves, and each other. It’s cold out there as I write…

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    Live Local

    Front Window

    This is an edited Repost from last year. The Idea of Shopping and Living Locally is as relevant and important a topic as ever. Happy Holidays… Close to Home Whereas I’m a proponent of Thinking Globally, I am also always aware of and trying to be mindful of what is happening close to home (Where the Heart is!) We need, I believe, to be considering the implications and ramifications of the actions we take, not just personally, but as each ultimately affects the world we live in. And a great deal of what influences the…

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    Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Ode to the Food Holiday I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. However, it feels like winter outside in Fort Davis, Texas as I write this, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  We at Somewhere Over the Rainbow would like to tell you all how much we appreciate you. We are Thankful and Grateful indeed.  And we want to wish everyone the best and happiest Thanksgiving, in whatever form you like to spend it.  For me, it is undoubtedly one of my favorite Holidays, and not only because it is a Food Holiday, though that figures…

  • Events,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Almost Halloween

    Almost Halloween

    It’s that time of the year again! Almost Halloween! At Somewhere Over the Rainbow, we kind of love Halloween. Before we moved here, I would put on a rather over the top Halloween Party every year, complete with wacky themes, amazing costumes, and all the best spooky food. It was an incredible amount of work. The first year without one was okay. A break from doing the big party six or seven years running. Now, I kind of miss it. However, we have the shop decorated for Halloween, and as we get closer to the day,…