I Spy~

Some very interesting information by Cindy Knoke re WP’s recent problems with “unfollowing” people.

Cindy Knoke

(NOTE: Please See ALERT at end of post)


staring at you!

Meep-Meep knows,

Wile E. Coyote is after him at The Holler,

which is why he wisely lives all his days (and nights),

inside our fences,

and considers us,

neighbors, if not friends.

As wise Robert said, ‘Good fences make good neighbors!’

Cheers to you from the very wily Meep-Meep~

ALERT: A Word Press glitch keeps unfollowing people from my blog. Many people don’t realize they have been unfollowed, and I only know it has happened when someone who has been following me, has to refollow. As a test, I started following my own blog. I am constantly unfollowed! WP Acknowledges this is also happening to other blogs. It invalidates your blog’s statistical and follower count, and results in you losing followers without they, or you, knowing it. WP has not yet been able to fix the problem. There…

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I’m at It Again

Well, it turned out I couldn’t leave the blogosphere after all. I’m back with a new blog, Pit’s Fritztown News. One of the reasons, if not the main one, was that I had found so many friends by blogging whom I was really missing and who liked to read about me. So, I’d be very happy if you might follow my new blog, too.

Hope to see you all there,


Leaving the Blogosphere

Dear visitors to my blog, dear followers, dear friends,

Meanwhile I’ve been “blog-abstinent” for more than six weeks, and this has clearly made me aware of how time-consuming it is to keep up my blogs, and therefore how much time I can gain for myself by not blogging, and also that – I nearly wouldn’t habe believed it – I can live quite well without blogging.  😉  This experience has let the decision ripen in me not to continue blogging but to shut down all my blogs and – after a time – delete them completely.

Admittedly I’m sorry about that on the one hand, because it was a really great experience to have others participate in my own little world: I’ve got lots of ideas for and about myself from the comments, I’ve had to deal with and evaluate the opinions of others and re-evaluate my own ones, and I have been fortunate to learn a lot for myself.

And above all: I’ve made a lot of friends. And it’s those I’ll miss most.

But on the other hand it sometimes took a lot of time, and even if I tried not to let blogging take over too much of my life, I quite frequently felt some kind of pressure to have to publish a new article [there’s quite a lot I’d still like to write about] and especially to answer the many comments. Dear commentators, forgive me, please, if that didn’t always happen quickly enough. And for your ever so valuable thoughts a big THANK YOU!

And thus now it only remains for me to say: thanks, my friends, it’s been a truly wonderful time with you, and take care.

Best regards from southern Texas,


P.S.: I’ll also discontinue following the many other blogs I’ve got plenty of stimuli for my thoughts from. Following those has (nearly) taken even more time than writing in my onw blog.

P.P.S.: As I want to keep my farewell short, I have disabled the comment function.

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Even an Oil-Well …

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… can look pretty in the glow of an early evening. I took these pictures of the oil-well across the highway from our place late this afternoon: Liquid gold pumped up by golden pumps. But it can look quite different, … Continue reading


In the Mellow Early-Evening Light …

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… everything looks different. Here there are more pictures of the Cenizo and the Texas Ebony in our garden, taken in the early evening: Related articles What a Little Rain Can Do (pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com) Mellow yellows for September (rozsmithblog.wordpress.com)


What a Little Rain Can Do

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Even with the little rain [just 3.17 inches so far this month] some of our shrubs have really exploded. Here’s our Cenizo: For more pictures of and information about Cenizos, click here: Cenizo. As usual, a click on any one … Continue reading


… in the last few months our AC is not running during the day. What an absolutely  wonderful feeling!  🙂  We had some very welcome rain lately – not much, but still very good – and the temperature has gone down. It’s not cold, but nice and cool. Today and tomorrow it’s supposed to be 82 Fahrenheit at the most, with night-time temperatures going down to 75 tonight and even 63 on Sunday night!  🙂  Let’s just hope for more of that kind of weather – plus more rain!


Evening Clouds

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Today we had some really gorgeous evening clouds: As usual, a click on one of the pictures opens the slide show, and within the slide show each of the pictures can be looked at in full [3000×2008] resolution.


Extremely Hot and Humid …

… that’s what the weather was supposed to be this afternoon, according to the weather alert I had in my inbox this morning: “Weather Alert for Karnes County, TX ! Special Statement ! Issued at: 3:26 am CDT on August … Continue reading


Fredericksburg, Here We Come

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Yesterday we were in Fredericksburg for the umpteenth time during the last few weeks and months, to look once again [for the third time] at the house we had finally chosen as our future place of living there, and, if … Continue reading