2019 Fall Festival

There is nothing like breaking bread with your neighbors to imbue a sense of community. It’s one of the things that make Country Place such a special place in a day and time when interpersonal relationships have become the exception. Oh, and the brisket and sausage were delicious.

So thanks to all the volunteers who helped Valencia Ray put on another successful CPCA event. This year we had seven wagons and twenty treaters for our kids. It was a blast!


Slice of Heaven

Bella, our faithful Giant Schauzer-mix mutt, and I walk several miles each day, leaving just after sun-up so as to avoid the heat. Some mornings we see deer, fox, rabbit, an armadillo…even a pileated woodpecker. But most of what we see are some nice homes, lakes and lovely woods. The scene below is one of my favorite stretches along the Shackelford Creek bottom. The world can sometimes seem like a chaotic and frightening place; I’m glad to have this little slice of heaven as my neighborhood.

Spring Picnic/Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Once again, Valencia Ray and her team put together a fun day for both adults and children at our Three Lakes Park. The skies were cloudy, but the atmosphere was bright, and after a lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers and fried catfish, the children of Country Place made quick work of gathering eggs on the Jacks’ manicured lawn. I had an opportunity to visit with several of my neighbors whom I only see at our CPCA events. I also made some snapshots and am sharing them here.

Old Lake in Fog

On a late winter day, fog still shrouds the Old Lake. First in a chain of three lakes in Country Place, Old Lake has produced a 26 lb blue cat and a double-digit black bass, as well as many copper nose bluegill.