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In This Weather …

… I always work outside in full clothing [long-sleeved shirt & long pants] plus a hat.


“Heat Resistant” Clothing

But only, if work is absolutely unavoidable!  😉  This picture here is not too recent [2007], and it was taken in April. But even in our present summer heat wave I wear exactly the same clothing, as it cools once it has got wet from sweating – and that takes minutes only – and as it also prevents sunburn, which – at about 30 degrees latitude – is a real danger.

More about this picture and the action “around it” [I’m redoing our lawn] in a later posting.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

When I read that the subject of this week’s weekly photo challenge in WordPress was to be “nostalgic” what came up to my mind first was our old barn, which, unfortunately, we had to tear down as it had become too delapidated to repair, and since we needed that spot for a new garage.

old barn

Old Barn and Cow Trough

More pictures of this old barn, plus other nostalgic memories here: Pit’s Bilderbuch – Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

Buster, my best friend and, except for my wife, best companion, who – sadly – left us on June 20, 2011:


Buster – my friend, you’ll never be forgotten

For more about Buster see my previous posting here and also on my blog in German .


4th of Advent

This morning, on Sunday, December 23, the 4th Sunday in Advent, we opened the 23rd door of our advent calendar …

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

… and that reminded me of our little children’s rhyme [sorry, my translation won’t always rhyme]:

 Advent, Advent, one little candle’s burning,

First one, then two, then three, then four,

And then the little Christmas Child is knocking at your door.


And we used to continue jokingly:


And when you see the fifth candle burning,

You’ve overslept Christmas.


Well, my friends, don’t you miss out Christmas!  😉


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Hally New Year

Merry Christmas and a Hally New Year

With this collage which shows the only time that I have seen snow here in Karnes City, which was on Christmas Day in the winter of 2004, I want to thank all visitors to my blog for the many visits and the nice comments and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.