Thursday, October 7, 2010

Writer's Workshop: Where do I live?

Mama's Losin' It
This week I decided to go with prompt #2...Where do I Live?

Right here in this little bubble I call life. Oh, maybe you would like more info than just that.

I live on a county road, in a county that is ate up with county roads. Matter of a fact I live on the county line and just down the road is another county line. The area is referred to as tri-county. Living on the county line is not that good, cause when it comes to road maintenance (that we need really bad) there is lots of confusion as to who is responsible. Quibble-Quabble..

I live on a T, I can see the stop sign from my kitchen window(at an angle). My view is not great. I have a trailer on both sides of me, they are the bread and I am the peanut butter. The tail end of my trailer faces the road. If only I could turn this sucker around and have it facing the beautiful field behind us or even having it face the road and the field on the other side, but nooo my view are my neighbors. If only I could get my genie powers to work.

I am surrounded by three small towns that are full of undiscovered history, one 4 miles to the east, one 5 miles south and one 7 miles north. Big bad ass San Antonio is 25 miles just to the outer loop. Thankfully the small towns have most all the stores I need to go to. Dollar this and dollar that, grocery store, hardware store (good for a few things), thrift store, flea market and finally a brand new auto parts store.

I live in the country. Drive down the road for a mile in any direction and it opens up to fields of corn, cotton, maize, hay or just gobs of wildflowers. Pastures that have peacocks, goats, mules, horses or cows. There are also the many many groves of pecan (pe-caun or pe-can, say it as you will.) trees. I am truly falling for this area, it has been taking a while for me to get used to, but it's getting better the more I venture out and explore.


I live in Texas! The big country. Big skies, big land and big longhorns!

And lets not forget the cotton and oil.


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rockygrace said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the tour!

Rose said... [Reply to comment]

you are a good tour guide. i love the fields of flowers, cotton. thanks for the tour. have a wonderful day. rose

Amy @ Never-True Tales said... [Reply to comment]

I love seeing little snippets of people's lives like this! Thanks for posting (found you via MamaKat)!

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

I love the country! I love Texas! And I wish I could turn your trailer for you.

The country roads and fields are too cool. I wish I could live in the country again.

By the way....a birdie told me I have a present waiting for me at home. Squeee!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I could turn it for you too! I live almost at the juncture of two counties but not three!

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

Excellent tour Heather, It does appear you are surrounded by a vast amount of beauty and history, You have a comfortable looking home that yoy should be proud of and a very nice yard, did I spot a hummingbird feeder?

Thank You Heather I sure enjoyed my visit.

SuziCate said... [Reply to comment]

You sure live in beautiful country!No wonder you have such lovely subjects for your photography!

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

Isn't is fun going exploring and discovering so much beauty all around you? Thank you for the tour.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely tour, but the only thing I think of in Texas is "HOT" We used to visit my son and his wife and kids. His wife finally gave up on his drinking and divorced him and his kids say he has slowed way down on his drinking. I have no idea why but he never picks up when I call, started sending Nasty email and then silence. I have stood by him through thick and thin, so I have no idea what happened.

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

I sorta wish that I could turn my house around a little bit, too! I love the wide open spaces you have though. Those are so nice - especially with the other necessary amenities (grocery, etc) within reasonable distance.

purplume said... [Reply to comment]

Love seeing your world. I wish I could move my house to change the view sometimes too.

Love the wildflowers.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said... [Reply to comment]

Your view is very different from mine. Our houses are all close by each other.

Stopping by from Writer's Workshop. Here's a link to mine if you get a chance to visit: