• 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…

  • Events,  Life,  Shop Local

    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…

  • Events,  Life,  Shop Local

    Happy Birthday to…

    SOTR First Birthday

    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 monsoonal downpours.  (Yes, we think about Water a lot out here.)  However it might feel to me, a year has wound passed since we opened the store. The Official Birthday is March 18th (Wednesday; the…

  • Products

    Flower Essences

    Sacred Datura

    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, and what you would like to see more of, or even to suggest something I haven’t though of yet… Desert Flower Essences Flower Essences, or Remedies, are infusions made from the flowering portions of plants.…

  • Life,  West Texas

    Let’s Go Outside

    Hwy 118

    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 perfect sundrenched days, and into a windswept dustbowl that tears the eyes, can chill to the bone, and paints everything in shades of dun and brown. But ahh, those days that tell of the warmer…

  • Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    Spring Break in Fort Davis TX

    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, and the arrival of not only the season, but our first major ingress of tourists and visitors of the year. These are just a few local events we can look forward to this month. New…

  • Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    What’s Behind the Curtain

    Store Front

    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 tends to shift into unwelcome channels of “what if?” I Wrote the first version of this post last summer after being open for only a couple of months. A lot has changed in the interim,…