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What will your last words be?. Freeuse photo


Let us depart from our regular nature explorations today and delve into the topical subject of death. After all, this is a state of being we will all eventually encounter and it might serve us well to begin considering what our last words will be.

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Carl Finch, founder and leader of Brave Combo. Photos courtesy of Wimberley Players

A Brave Combo

Scheduled for Aug. 8 as the grand finale of a special series of shows at the Wimberley Playhouse, the Brave Combo band is moving the concert online on the same date.

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Illusion Emerald Lace ornamental sweet potato offers a controlled manageable habit in the landscape. Photo by Norman Winter

Illusion Emerald Lace: A landscape dream come true

In my garden world lime green or chartreuse rules! Last year when I bought my house, I fantasized about what I would do artistically with the long rock wall that stretched almost the whole width of the backyard. Someone referred to it as a retaining wall and I was incensed, this is ‘The Wall’ the focal point of my soon to be masterpiece. My plans included several plants of Illusion Emerald Lace Sweet Potato to gently drape over the rocks.

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Above, a barbecue plate from San Marcos BBQ featuring brisket, pork ribs, sausage, a heaping side of loaded mashed potatoes and pinto beans served with all the fixings. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: San Marcos BBQ

Nothing says the Fourth of July like a good old-fashioned barbecue.

But if you’re among the unfortunate ones who don't have a smoker, well you’re still in luck.


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