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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


...and God Blessed Texas

If you want to see heaven, brother, here's you chance
I've been sent to spread the message
God blessed Texas.
First, He let the sun shine
Then He made the waters deep
Then He gave us moonlight
For all the world to see
Well everybody knows that the Lord works in mysterious ways
He took a rest, then on the very next day
God blessed Texas
With His own hand
Brought down angels from the promised land


- lyrics "God Blessed Texas"
Little Texas


Texas, a prideful state. Just some images of what I see when I'm out and about---

TEXAS LONGHORNS


TEXAS PRIDE
Proud to Be an American - Proud to Be Texan!!

TEXAS'S MOODY SKIES


TEXAS STATE BIRD


TEXAS STATE FLOWER



TEXAS - "HE MADE THE WATERS DEEP"




DECLARED INDEPENDENCE - March 2, 1836
Where Texas became Texas!
Washington on the Brazos





48 comments :

  1. Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Are these Bluebonnets? They only bloom in Texas!! I did not know they are the state flower. We do have the longhorns, believe it or not. The Texas flag is so pretty. And just a gorgeous sun! Your MOON shot, Oh MY!!!!!! It is amazing! And it that a Mockingbird! One attacked me once, so I never like to get too close to them. Do you remember the old song "Mockingbird Hill"?

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    1. Yes, that is a bluebonnet, and yes that is a mockingbird. Thanks for your kind remarks Ginny.

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  2. Wow...!!What long horns!Your Texas State bird is pretty. She uses two branches to stand. I like it. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks...and have a wonderful day yourself!

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  3. Great photos! I especially like the Longhorns, the sun through the grasses, and the Mockingbird.
    As for your comment on my blog: No, I am not smart enough to use a smart phone! My husband and I each have a laptop computer. I am using his computer to get to my blog. The problem is that all my photos are on my computer - the one in the repair shop. I do still have all my memory cards from my camera, so I can re-load them to a new computer if necessary.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Well....duh, that's the blond roots showing through the silver strands! I didn't think of a 2nd computer. lol

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  4. I LOVE THAT LONGHORN... they are my favorite of all cows and I love all cows.. fantastic foto... that song could be describing Florida and all your pics could have been taken here.. I have heard that song on TV in old movies. I love the wild flowers in Texas, used to see them on TexWisGirl blog.

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    1. Well, the Texas State Flag and the LAST photo is genuinely TEXAS lol [the song isn't all that old...1993? something]

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  5. Such pride here! Lovely post.

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    1. Thanks Karen....yep, of all states I've lived in, Texas just has to be the most prideful state I've encountered.

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  6. Mocking birds have always impressed me. Everything photo here is simply beautiful. the longhorns are adorable to me. :) your flower shot is stunning! the moon shot is incredible! your sun is on fire...gorgeous!!!!
    do you print any of your photos and enjoy them in your home?

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    1. I have printed some of my better bird photos and made a bird 'sanctuary' in our dining room. :o)

      Thanks Marie.

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  7. Wow! No wonder they are called longhorns! Great pictures, Anni. :-)

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  8. Amen! You did our state proud. Always so much enjoyment when visiting your blog.

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    1. ...and I'm happy you stopped over to visit, my fellow Texan!!

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  9. Those longhorns are pretty amazing. I cant imagine carrying those horns around on my head all day long not to mention laying down at night.

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  10. You have good reasons to also be Texas proud. The varieties of skies, waters, birds, animals, and things to do and see are well worth amazement by all who are fortunate to see your pictures of such a great state. You are an artist with your photos and paintings and drawings, bringing Texas to others. I appreciate them all.

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    1. Oh my....thanks so much! I appreciate every positive word you left here for me Ms. G

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  11. What a beautiful post and absolutely marvelous photos and words that are so needed during these trying times ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a happy and peaceful week ~ ^_^

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    1. ...kinda a bit 'heeling' I hope...


      AMERICAN PRIDE

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  12. Such beautiful photos, as ever! We in a deep freeze!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. It's cold here too. Well...for me. It'd be balmy for you. Thanks Jenn

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  13. I love the longhorns. A farmer up the road has a herd of them. Can't persuade my husband to get any! lol

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    1. I guess they're a hardy breed!!

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  14. Beautiful scenes. Those horns look deadly.LOL

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  15. Great captures! That moon!!!! God surely has blessed Texas!

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  16. I loved Texas when lived there and still admire the State. It is a very big hearted place and they take great pride in themselves.

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    1. I've been meaning to drive up to Victoria where you once lived, but haven't had 'good weather' for a day trip. Always windy or very damp/rainy when I have the time. Some day.

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  17. Awesome photos today! And I love the Texas Longhorn!

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  18. Love those Longhorns. It was an exciting time when we went to see a small herd of them that was for sale. John bought them but they are long gone now.

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  19. Wonderful set of photos typifying Texas. I love your state bird. I have never seen a Mockingbird before, so thanks for sharing. The Texas Longhorn are amazing. Very Wild West!

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    1. Well then....I'm happy that you stopped by to see our state bird!! Thanks Liz

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  20. L'oiseau gris est magnifique ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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    1. Thank you. I needed no translation...French was my language chosen in school.

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  21. Wow! I love your photos on Texas. What a beautiful state.

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  22. Great photos, as always! Our Mockingbird returned this week, I've missed him! I look forward to spring and his singing. That's quite a moon shot--looks like you were there!

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  23. Wonderful photos and great Texas 'pride'! I've only been through Texas once, but 'Dallas' was one of my favorite t.v. shows :) I would love to hear a mockingbird. xx K

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    1. Never did 'get into' Dallas Series, nor the city...NOR the Cowboys. LOL

      Thanks Karen.

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  24. Oh wow...these are wonderful photos Anni...I can't get any decent ones of the moon....Michelle

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