Friday, July 24, 2015

Pottsboro, Texas 75076 - Saturday Snapshots

I haven't participated in Saturday Snapshots recently because I've been visiting my I.O.U. Sex co-author (and friend) in Pottsboro, Texas. Here are a few pictures I took on that trip. FYI: Pottsboro was my inspiration for the setting of Bluebonnets for Elly.
(Click on photos to enlarge.)

Pottsboro has doubled in size since my parents
had a cabin on nearby Lake Texoma
The nearby towns of Sherman and Denison boast many
charming old houses, some in better repair than others
We took a few road trips around the area, even venturing as far away as Terrell, TX,
and Durant, OK (see map below). Because of all the rain Texas received this spring
and summer, the countryside was lush green instead of yellow. 
Plenty of water for livestock.
We even saw buffalo hanging out with a herd of cattle.
And, of course, oil wells.
No visit to the area would be complete without a meal of fried catfish at Huck's in Denison

15 comments:

Louise said...

Buffalo! How fabulous. And fried catfish too. I can't believe how green it is. I visited Texas in 2011 and it was in drought and much browner.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I will have to go there the next time we are in Texas.

grammajudyb said...

I've been to Texas only 2 times. Once when our son married his first wife, who was from a suburb of Ft Worth and again several years ago when we were there to see about land inherited from my DH's biological father. We always thought we might retire in Sulphur Springs. We decided while there, to sell the land and stay in Wyoming, Thanks for sharing the photos.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lovely pics! The only time I was in Texas was an unbearably hot week in August in Houston (on business)....ughhhh

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My husband and I lived near Houston for several years, and August was the worst month. The heat, combined with the humidity, sucks all the energy out of you!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Much of Texas had flooding this past spring and early summer, so everything was green when I visited. I've heard that the usual summertime high temps have returned and everything is drier now, but at least the reservoirs are full and there's plenty of hay for the livestock during the coming winter.

Ginx Craft said...

Lovely photos. It does look very green and lush.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is what the roadsides look like in spring. Usually the grass is yellow during July.

kelly Marshall said...

What great pictures of Americana. The sky is so blue.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Lovely pictures, I would love to visit :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Today's forecast high is 98 degrees F. with 100 predicted for tomorrow. You might want to wait until autumn!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I visited at just the right time. The flooding was over with, and the 100+ degrees temps hadn't yet arrived.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love your Texas road trip!

Melinda Ott said...

What fun pictures! I was just talking to someone today about how I wanted to visit Texas. So far, my experience with the Lonestar State is limited to a layover in the DFW airport!

Jacqueline Gum said...

Always so much fun to go back. Looks absolutely beautiful!