I feel this morning as though an old friend has died. The news that the restored barracks building at Ft. Washita has burned to the ground breaks my heart. It has stood there since the early seventies and was a landmark for locals and visitors alike. My children played there and imagined the soldiers standing duty. We have taken numerous children there on field trips. Gary and I strolled the grounds just a few weeks ago. The building had recently undergone painting and renovation and was in beautiful shape. So sad. I hope they don’t find that a person was responsible.
I managed to make a few changes in the yard this weekend. Added a few plants and moved a few. I’m one of those gardeners who doesn’t leave a plant for long if it isn’t doing well. Some of the shrubs I planted last year simply got too hot this summer.
There was quite a wind blowing yesterday so I didn’t take very many photos on my Sunday stroll around the yard. I did, however, have some bird companions checking out the downdrafts.
I’m in the middle of a fascinating research project for my next Caddo book. Just when I think I know a little more about the history of this place, something comes along that just amazes me. Will share later after gathering more facts.
Hope you have a great day!