Cat Mystics Rule.

31 May

This one is great.




Well Hello.

29 May

I haven’t blogged in a while.

That just means I have a lot to catch you up on.


(click on images to enlarge.)

Photo by Chip Tompkins

This next one is titled “Blind Date”

Lots of neat stuff happening this summer.  Stay tuned.


Happy Birthday Texas!

2 Mar

Today is the 175th Anniversary of the signing of The Texas Declaration of Independence.  At this time in history we were still constantly getting into it with Santa Anna.  We were not a part of the Union and we wouldn’t be for almost another decade.  We were our own country, our own Republic.  At the time The Republic of Texas was it’s own island surrounded by an overbearing union of states, a violent dictator and thousands of miles of un-civilized, savage land.


I’m really glad this is my native land.  I appreciate it for it’s nature and diverse terrain and it’s people.  My dad moved here from London England in the late 60’s and he never wanted to leave.  I’m glad he didn’t.


So Happy Birthday Texas!


Leaving Town.

28 Jan

Going to Jardine Ranch in beautiful Elgin Texas.  As soon as I’m out of class I am on the road!


I will be making a quick pit-stop at Carl’s Corner.  Pictures soon.


Have a good/fun/safe weekend y’all!




This Just In …

20 Jan

Heather Svokos from The Star Telegram did a really nice article on yours truly.


You can read it online here.


They even put my dumb face of the front!



Scrabble Nap.

3 Jan

I am the champion of Scrabble Naps.  Margo is helping my saw some logs in this picture taken by Colton Batts.


Happy New Year!



1 Jan

I wish I could talk to my Dad just one more time.  Dad died last March, on the Thirty First.  His Alzheimer’s stole his rhetoric in the first three years of the ten year disease.  I loved listening to my father.  Daddy was a good talker.  He specialized in jokes, singing parodies and explaining historical events.  He explained everything from such a wonderful point of view.  He laughed at his own jokes because they were hilarious.  Fart jokes brought this British Gentleman to tears on several occasions and it was beautiful every time.  His laugh was beautiful.  He always asked me how things were.  He was interested in my point of view and then he would advise me from there.  I want to be my Dad more than anything else.  For my Brothers and my Mother and the rest of this strange world.  He was incredible.  He still is but now he’s not here.  I love what he was and what he did more than anything.  He left some big shoes but my feet are growing.  I loved more than anything his advise.  So good.  I don’t get those tips  anymore though, so I have to talk to him differently then when he was still here.  It’s altogether different advise, same principles but different because he’s not here.  I just miss his voice.  My Father lived an incredible life and I’m jealous of how cool he was.  I miss you dad.  You are the reason I smile and I love you.




James Taylor Jardine