Monday, June 29, 2009

Settler's Crossing

White Iris Garden
Dallas Arboretum
Oil on Canvas

Settler's Crossing
Fredericksburg, TX

Resident CritterSheep

Brighty the Donkey and his Herd

More please!

On the Grounds

The brightest blooms

There is nothing more exciting than 10 days of vacation stretching out in front of you and a trip to the Fredericksburg art gallery on the agenda. Carlos and I will be loading the truck with new artwork to deliver to The Good Art Company tomorrow. Traveling companion and studio assistant Anniebelly will join us for a visit to Settler's Crossing, one of our favorite pet-friendly places to stay in Fredericksburg.

I'm looking forward to seeing the official hosts and hostesses of Settler's Crossing, Brighty the donkey and his herd of sheep. The last time we stayed there we became friends with Brighty and his flock, as well as Sam the cabin kitty.

All of the critters had us trained in fairly short order. We bought the herbivores a fresh batch of veggies every afternoon from the market so they could be hand fed each afternoon. Sam enjoyed his very own case of Fancy Feast. We left quite a few cans for the next cabin residents when we vacated the premises. As we rolled our suitcases out to the car, Sam protested rather loudly. I suspect he realized the next residents might not be so vigilant about the Fancy Feast schedule as we were.

Sam the Cabin Kitty Enjoys Fancy Feast


Becky said...

Enjoy your trip! Love the animals, especially the big orange kitty.

Manon said...

Have a wonderful trip Nancy! We'll miss you! said...

Have a great trip, it sounds delightful. Love the kitty.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I loved this post, it had everything I love...beautiful art, kittys and other farm a log cabin...thanks for the eye candy!!!

Have a wonderful trip...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy trails to you Nancy!
The Iris painting is soooo beautiful. And the photos of Settlers Crossing make us homesick for the desert. What beautiful photos! We used to have two donkeys, so we are aware of how lovely their voices can be.
Have a wonderful time

Unknown said...

Have a great vacation, Nancy. Where did you live in Southern California? You told me, I think, but I have forgotten.

Those sheep are cool.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
oh have a wonderful vacation!
the sheep look like they are part pug! how fun!

Unknown said...

How lucky for Sam and the sheep to have you and Carlos visit. I love the iris painting, especially the deep purple in the leaves.

Art with Liz said...

Oh it sounds like an ideal place for a holiday! Enjoy. Love the irises.