Nature, Photography, Pics

Rain On The Grapevine

Rain 018After years of drought, devastating fires,  and sad, dried-up rivers, causing waterfront restaurants and party barges to fold–and with it, an entire lake culture–Texas is finally getting some precip from that ornery sky. Flash flooding? I’ll take it.

Rain 014Go ahead and rain on that new trampoline.

Rain 004Pour down on the rosemary.

Rain 026

Pitter-patter on the deck.


Send the blackhawks to retrieve the men, clinging to the tops of their trucks. I’ll take it. Let the weathermen repeat, “Turn around, don’t drown” until the cows come home. At least the cows will have some grass this year. And maybe, just maybe, the cattle won’t starve, and the price of beef won’t double like it did last year. Hallelujah, it’s raining.


1930s, Art, Fashion, Fun, History, Nostalgia, Photography, Style, Vintage

Dresses Made Of Magic Eye Material


Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers! Here are some floral Magic Eyes for you.

Let me know if you are able to see what’s inside!

1950s, College, Fashion, Fun, Funny, History, Humor, Nostalgia, Photography, Style, Vintage

Surfeit Of Style

The University of Colorado was a veritable hotbed of fashion in 1955, teeming with a plethora of clothing and accessories. (I did it! I used three vocabulary words in a context sentence.)

Here you see Olde Dick in a foxy graphic print, guaranteed to lure the ladies.


Next, Cat’s-eye Cathy sports the popular seashell skirt, purchased when she summered in Nantucket.

UnivOfColorado55-026Nobody rocks a turban like this guy.

UnivOfColorado55-005Or a parasol like these fellows.


And what woman wouldn’t like this lovely pixie cut to bring out her cheekbones and dark, manly caterpillar eyebrows? My advice? First, grow the hair out. Then buy the flatiron.


Punished pledges donned straw hats.


Stepping outside of the box (and back into it, and then back out) were members of Calico and Boots, in barn-dancing regalia.

UnivOfColorado55-027And lastly, not to be outdone, we have the traditional tropical garb worn by Hui O’Hawaii, whatever that means.







1940s, Advertising, Food, Fun, History, Nostalgia, Photography, Vintage

Settin’ On The Stoop

Walter Duplantis and daughter Clara Ann, Louisiana 1947 from
Walter Duplantis and daughter Clara Ann, Louisiana 1947

Whether it’s a father-daughter moment like the one above, or a soldier on leave from WWII, the general store porch stoop offered a place to socialize (and a place for barefoot girls to sit).

Brown Summit, North Carolina 1944
Brown Summit, North Carolina 1944