Friday, November 10, 2017

Kim Redford’s Magical Autumn Getaway in Texas

Autumn is in the air hereabout, so I couldn’t resist a short trip to the rolling hills, deep woods, and blue lakes of East Texas. When I arrived at my destination, I stepped out of my car and immediately saw a small painted rock with “LOVE” written in bold letters on its flat surface. I glanced around the parking lot to see if the person who’d dropped the stone was still in the area, but the special rock and I were all alone on a sea of black asphalt.

Of course, I couldn’t leave this “LOVE” stone—already abandoned once—so I leaned down and picked it up, knowing it’d inspire me later at home while I wrote romance novels.

When I stood back up, I saw a young man in a black three-piece suit with a colorful tapestry vest coming toward me from the activities center. He pulled a black case on wheels behind him.

“Are you by any chance—” I started to ask.

“Yes, indeed,” he said, stopping for a moment. “I’m a magician.”

“I knew it!” After all, I was holding the surprise “LOVE” stone in my hand, and he’d appeared as if by magic. “I really regret I missed your show.”

“Next time,” he said with a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his lips, then he went on his way.

And I happily went on with my Piney Woods adventure with photographs to reveal just how magical autumn can be in Texas.

Kim Redford is an acclaimed bestselling author of Western romance novels. She grew up in Texas with cowboys, cowgirls, horses, cattle, and rodeos for inspiration. She divides her time between homes in Texas and Oklahoma, where she’s a rescue cat wrangler and horseback rider—when she takes a break from her keyboard. Visit her at Kim Redford.

1 comment:

  1. I love Texas in the fall. in they write a lot about everything about such places and fairs