Gate Swings Both Ways

16 x 20 gallery wrap Oil

Purchase ~ $175.00

The above painting was painted during Paint Historic Terrell. The temperature for the week was great but the wind, at times, was ferocious. I found this sheltered area beside one of the homes and set up my easel. I spent several hours listening to birds sing and placing their melody  on the canvas.

As my previous blog talked about, we have  been busy planting new flowers and some garden plants. Then along came Texas weather…70 degree days plummeted to 28 degree nights and very “mean” wind!! I watched our tender little plants being blown and bent by the storm. I tried to put protective cover over most of the areas and hoped they would still be standing after the storm. Two days later, beautiful sunshine and 70 degree temps but lots of re-planting to do.

There are usually two sides to everything…rain is good but can cause floods, a feeze is necessary  for insect control but causes damage, sunshine a must but can be dangerous…I’m not sure about wind but there has to be a fruitful purpose besides blowing your leaves down the street into someone elses yard!!

Today’s news is full of stories of protests, expert opinions, strikes, lawsuits (ok, when Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, can be sued because he wrongly predicted the weather!!?? REALLY?) etc, and all are based on a subject having two sides, sometimes many more but knowing the correct side is not always easy.

When I have questions on issues, I often go to the one place I know has the answer. It may  not be the one I was looking for but I know it stands on His truth. My husband has an old saying, I think it is from a country song-“if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”…lots of truth to that statement.

Blessings and hugs…

P.S. the suit against Phil was dropped!!

Today’s Melody…

Grace comes after you. It rewires you.

From insecure to God secure.

From regret riddled to better-because of it.

From afraid-to-die to ready-to-fly.

(Max Lucado)


Philipians 3:17-19 The Message

17-19 Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal. There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals, and trying to get you to go along with them. I’ve warned you of them many times; sadly, I’m having to do it again. All they want is easy street.



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