May 21, 2021
Rained most of last night and this morning our entryway saguaros were blooming, making our resident owl very happy. Look at all those budding buds!
One Happy Owl
Full disclosure: the owl was created by my Cave Creek artist compadre Judy Darbyshire.
My good friend, Mort Mortensen sent me this excellent photo which I have never seen before. Anybody know where this photo came from? Or, better yet, what tribe? What year? Who owns the photo? We want to run it in True West magazine. Thanks.
Thanks to Chris Eveland, we have found out they are Utes and the photo was taken in 1867.
Speaking of images that make me smile.
Daily Whip Out:
"Billy Smiles In The Moonlight"
Speaking of the history I love and we fight about every day.
"There's much to admire in Texas history and there's a lot to cringe about. If they choose historians that are worth their salt, that are honest to their profession, nobody's going to have anything to worry about."
—Historian Donald Frazier, the director of the Texas Center at Schreiner University at Kerrville, responding to a bill in the state legislature that would encourage the teaching of "Texas values that continue to stimulate boundless prosperity across this state, " while some opponents believe the bill will "over-romanticise Texas history."