Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Postcard from Texas

Hello All, We stopped overnight in Yoakum, Tx. A small town that had a very interesting memorial park with these life size (or larger) topiaries.
This was my favorite. It is a little cattle dog driving the steer to market. Beautiful but cool weather down here. I think this is the first time I have ever worn a winter coat in Tx during winter. Of course I have to shed it shortly after the sun gets high in the sky. Beautiful... Wish you were here.

28 comments:

Susan Tomlinson said...

Those are too funny! I laughed outright.

Kerri said...

The topiaries are amazing and very cleverly done. Love the little sheep dog :)
Soak up some of that warmth for us, please Lisa. It's 12ºF (-11ºC) here this morning but it looks like the snow has stopped, at least for today.

Gail said...

Love the topiaries! Hope you're having a good time in the sunshine and warmth! gail

Roses and Lilacs said...

I was so interested in the Chisholm Trail as a child. I loved the stories and movies and television shows about cattle drives. Such a romantic time in American history. Wonderful topiaries!
Marnie

Layanee said...

Too cool! Glad you are posting from the road so we can experience TX right along with you!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Wow, things definitely are bigger in Texas!
Hope you are having a terrific time!

Rose said...

It looks so sunny and warm in Texas! Glad you are having a good time, Lisa. I like the cattle dog, too; our Coconut thinks he is a cattle herder:)

Phillip said...

wow, those are really impressive!

Teri C said...

Gee, those topiaries are so fun, interesting and creative. Happy to hear all is well and you are enjoying yourselves.

Hugs

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Now that's good topiary! I hope you're enjoying your trip.

Cicero Sings said...

Glad to hear you are having an enjoyable, interesting and fun trip!

mon@rch said...

This reminds me how bad I need to get out to TX to do some birding!

Anonymous said...

I am originally from Yoakum, TX. It was funny that google alerts picked this blog post up. Anyway, just wanted to inform you that unfortunately the topiaries have had problems with diseases so the coverage on the longhorns has suffered over the past couple of years. Originally, they looked very nice. Hope you had a chance to stop by H&H bakery or MiCasa Tex-Mex for some local grub.

Chandramouli S said...

That lamb looking sheepishy [DUH!] at his mom looks adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

What neat sculptures Lisa! Glad you all are having a good, albeit chilly, time!

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

How cool are those! I wish I had the patience for topiaries! I've never tried though, so how would I know that a lot of patience is required? ;)

My Mother's Garden said...

Those are very cool looking! Texans are so good at doing everything BIG. :)

RuthieJ said...

How cool is that? Could you create a topiary of Luna in your Indiana backyard?

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Looks as if you are having fun.
These are a hoot!
Hope you are seeing some lifers.
Sherry

Meems said...

Looks like you are enjoying your trip and oh my... those are some life size steer horns. Where else but in Texas. Be safe and get plenty of sunshine while you're there.
Meems

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Wish I was there with you too Lisa. Thanks for the pics of the topiary, that little sheepdog is adorable!

Enjoy your holiday!

cyndy said...

This is the best postcard I have gotten all year!!

Thanks Lisa!

Continue to have a great time on your Texas trip...(are you wearing cowboy boots yet?)

SandyCarlson said...

Impressive topiaries!

Dawn said...

What fun topiaries! I wonder how long it would take my home-owner's association to freak out if I put a giant longhorn in my front garden. [evil laughter]

Barbara said...

Winter coats in Texas...a funny and strange thought to me. But luckily you had wonderful weather for touring!
Have a good time!

Diana said...

So glad you had a good, if somewhat chilly time. You know it was 91 in Austin on Friday? And 33 here this morning! Nuts.

Kylee said...

Those topiaries are amazing! I like the one with the dog, too!

Annie in Austin said...

Any place in Texas that can grow tomatoes is okay with me, Lisa! The topiary shows they have a sense of humor, too.

We've gone on a few day trips and went SE down to Luling and Palmettos State Park but never were in Yoakum as yet.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose