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.
Those are too funny! I laughed outright.ReplyDelete
The topiaries are amazing and very cleverly done. Love the little sheep dog :)ReplyDelete
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.
Love the topiaries! Hope you're having a good time in the sunshine and warmth! gailReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Too cool! Glad you are posting from the road so we can experience TX right along with you!ReplyDelete
Wow, things definitely are bigger in Texas!ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a terrific time!
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:)ReplyDelete
wow, those are really impressive!ReplyDelete
Gee, those topiaries are so fun, interesting and creative. Happy to hear all is well and you are enjoying yourselves.ReplyDelete
Now that's good topiary! I hope you're enjoying your trip.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you are having an enjoyable, interesting and fun trip!ReplyDelete
This reminds me how bad I need to get out to TX to do some birding!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That lamb looking sheepishy [DUH!] at his mom looks adorable. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What neat sculptures Lisa! Glad you all are having a good, albeit chilly, time!ReplyDelete
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? ;)ReplyDelete
Those are very cool looking! Texans are so good at doing everything BIG. :)ReplyDelete
How cool is that? Could you create a topiary of Luna in your Indiana backyard?ReplyDelete
Looks as if you are having fun.
These are a hoot!
Hope you are seeing some lifers.
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.ReplyDelete
Wish I was there with you too Lisa. Thanks for the pics of the topiary, that little sheepdog is adorable!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your holiday!
This is the best postcard I have gotten all year!!ReplyDelete
Continue to have a great time on your Texas trip...(are you wearing cowboy boots yet?)
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]ReplyDelete
Winter coats in Texas...a funny and strange thought to me. But luckily you had wonderful weather for touring!ReplyDelete
Have a good time!
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.ReplyDelete
Those topiaries are amazing! I like the one with the dog, too!ReplyDelete
Any place in Texas that can grow tomatoes is okay with me, Lisa! The topiary shows they have a sense of humor, too.ReplyDelete
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