I found lots of great old postcards at various used bookstores.
This is the garden of my friends Bob and Carolyn.
And the lovely nursery across the street from them.
Below, this Blackjack oak in my mother's yard has rotted away on one whole side. It's almost completely hollow, but manages to survive.
Mother and I outside our family's favorite Tex-Mex joint, Herrera's.
My brother Rand carefully drew all these beautiful Spirograph designs on index cards years ago and they still hang in a closet in my mom's house.
This is one of the last little independent nurseries left in my home town. I bought plants there for my mother and for Brandon's mother. I somehow forgot to photograph my mom's plants.
Brandon taking a bite of his birthday cake and checking out his Granny's lovely fig tree.
This is my friend Johnette's son Micah knocking over one of her plants.
My Dad at his place south of Ft.Worth. The pond is full this year due to heavy rains this year. He and I planted this pine tree together in 1993 when it was a scrawy, pathetic little throw-away that I rescued from the nursery where I worked. Now it's full and beautiful.
He restored this '73 Jaguar back in the 80s and we got to take it out for a spin.
Brandon's great aunt Bonnie lost an old tree in a recent storm. His cousin Sherrie gave us a piece of this cholla cactus.
More items unrelated to gardening... We visited the Kwik-E-Mart on the day of The Simpsons movie premier.
Brandon's mom and step-niece at the Ft. Worth Museum and my friend Natalie's beautiful twin daughters Sidney and Madeleine.
The great bookstore owned by Larry McMurtry, Booked Up. We make a pilgrimage there each time we're in Texas.
I found this interesting set of small format books on South African plants.
3 generations of Kennedys. Brandon with his grandfather, Weldon and father Kent.
Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)