We have lived in the bustling Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, and in rural North Texas, on the historic Old Chisholm Trail. We currently reside in Huntsville, Texas, in a home that was built in the 1880's. Renovation and improvements of said home will take years to accomplish! The rose shown on my profile picture is 'Cardinal de Richelieu'. I dug up pieces from our last home and planted him here in Huntsville (where he is now growing well, I am pleased to report). It is an antique rose brought from England by one of my great-great grandmothers. Introduced in France in 1840, it goes with our house! Huntsville is home to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Sam Houston State University. Opposing ends of the spectrum, indeed! I really love it here, and feel richly blessed by God!! I surely miss the old Recipezaar!!