• SOTR First Birthday
    Events,  Life,  Shop Local

    Happy Birthday to…

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow The long and short of it is that I’m not sure if it feels like a year since we launched this small Shop on the Edge of Eternity or not. Some months have trickled by like a dried up desert spring, and others have rushed by like the water down State Street after one of our…

  • Sacred Datura
    Products

    Flower Essences

    Product Spotlight We describe our shop as being filled with eclectic gifts and sundries. As we approach our first anniversary at Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I want to begin introducing you, our customers and others who are interested, to some of these fine and fun sundries we stock in our store.  Feel free to let me know what you like,…

  • The View
    Events,  Life,  West Texas

    Observing Earth Day 2022

    There’s No Time Like Now Desert Blooms- The Big Bend When I first started this post yesterday, I found myself climbing up onto the same Soapbox I’ve occupied for too many Earth Days now. Since my years spent Homesteading in the turbulent days of the late 1970s and through the mid 1980s, I’ve been repeating the same message. As have…

  • Hwy 118
    Life,  West Texas

    Let’s Go Outside

    Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir It’s Spring in West Texas As I write this, it is April and we have weeks of Springtime ahead of us still. The weather remains unsettled, see-sawing  back and forth between oh so chilly and almost summer-like warmth— between the sublime of…

  • Just West
    Fort Davis,  Life,  West Texas

    Just West of the Rainbow

    Seeing Past the Fear We come into Spring in West Texas, an unsettled time of year at best, in the midst of yet another unsettled situation. These last few years have wore on everyone— from Corona Virus or Covid, to an election that threatened to tear this country apart, and now a War half-way around the world— this country (and…

  • Spring Break in Fort Davis TX
    Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    Spring Break in Fort Davis TX

    March (Spring Break) Events in Fort Davis Old Overland Trail Museum Reopening 3-3-2022 Texas Trail Tamers at CDRI 3-6-2022 through 3-12-2022 CDRI Cactus and Succulent Sale 3-14-2022 through 3-16 Old Spanish Trail Centennial+2 Celebration 3-26-2022 (Fort Davis) Southwest 100 Ultra Expeditions Eco Series- Mountains 3-26/27-22 Details There’s a lot going on all over West Texas with the coming of Spring,…

  • Store Front
    Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    What’s Behind the Curtain

    As of this weekend (Mid-February…) we have officially been open for business nine months. I’ll admit that it has not been without its ups and downs. There are days when business is so good that our optimism soars.  And then there are those others that pass with not a single customer coming through the door.  When that happens, the mood…

  • Merry Christmas
    Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local

    Merry Christmas To ALL

    And an Amazing Holiday Weekend As Well We are here today, December 23rd all day and until 2:00pm tomorrow, Christmas Eve for your last minute shopping. Stop by and visit. Everything in the store is 20% Off today and tomorrow. We hope you all have a splendid, happy, healthy and abundant holiday. We will be closed both Saturday and Sunday…