Amazing Grace and Willie Mae Graves

Willie Mae Graves and Irma Leal were fast friends. They spoke every day on the phone and had agreed that whoever died first should be buried with her cell phone so they could keep in touch. When Willie Mae died in 2018 and her daughter Sandra was seeing to it her...

Mule Days and Kickin’ Nights 2019

The third annual Coors Light Mule Days and Kickin’ NIghts took place most of the afternoon and night this past Saturday, June 29th, and living behind the Muleshoe Country Club and Golf Course gives me a ringside seat to all the traffic and activity involved in getting...

A River Runs Through It

Well, not exactly. More like a hint of a creek or spring. I had a dry creek bed of gray/white rocks from Coleman, Texas, in my cactus garden. I had been reasonable happy with it all these years until I was inspired to do something different when I saw my friend...

An Awarded-Winning Mass of Lace Cactus Blooms

On May third I took a picture of this group of echinocereus reichenbachii, lace cactus. I counted fifty buds, more or less, at this time. But it’s hard to do! I may have counted a few more than once, and one or two might not have opened, or opened early by themselves...