Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Hill Country Mysteries

398 posts ago, the first episode of Hill Country Mysteries was a mix of  hummingbirds and the nature of time. Nearing the 400th post, HCM's horizons are broader but the focus is still unique stories, sights and insights. 

Some early stories, published before many folks read this space, are too interesting to leave buried...

There are Texanisms, like this breakfast analogy of truth: "There ain't no flapjack so thin it don't have two sides."  Or the one that clinches a story about the middle-aged-men's group and Delbert McClinton.

Others are weavings of  joy and pain, real as a pair of cheesy Christmas socks. Or a bowl of perspective.

Most Texans believe reality shouldn't get in the way of a good yarn, like seeing Queen Elizabeth in a local longhorn pasture.

And exaggeration is not exaggeration if there's passion involved.

You won't find a Texan who doesn't talk about water from the sky.  Here in the Hill Country, we dance when it rains  until it rains too much.

At day's end, what is life without good wine made in the neighborhood?  From wineries such as Sister Creek Vineyards in the town of Sister Creek, population 25-63, depending on who's counting.  

We find the drama of nature in our countryside.  And the humor.

Hope you'll join me in raising a Margarita toast to another 400 posts.

Copyright 2009-2013 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.


  1. Happy Birthday, Hill Country Mysteries.
    I've enjoyed reading your posts. Seeing your travels.
    Here's to another 400. Keep up the good work.

  2. Well, happy blogaversary, Hill Country Mysteries! I think I said it in an earlier post that I think of you every time I see a hummingbird light on a plant!

  3. Happy B-day HCM. I love reading your Blog. Always like to see what is going on in the TX Hill Country and abroad. Looking forward to reading your future posts:)

  4. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

  5. So Happy Birthday Hill Country Mysteries, and congratulations Kathleen. Yes Texans are famous around the world, and enjoy the celebration.

  6. Wow - what a wonderful celebration to share and so much to show for it! I'm tickled to be here to observe the milestone - and in such good company. Long may you continue to wave, lady!

  7. Congratulations! I have a long way to go to catch up. I am just over 100 posts after four years.
    I remember when you first posted that photo of the longhorn. I had to look at it several times because it looked like concrete to me.
    Looking forward to 400 more posts.


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