Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

“Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.”  ~George W. Bush

A smile lifted my mouth when I read this quote from our former president. I could actually see him walking! Isn’t it amazing how a picture can stay with you over a length of time? This is exactly the reason I enjoy traveling to different locations to do research before I begin writing my novels.

Last year my family took a trip to Florida to visit the Tallahassee Museum. While visiting the “Big Bend Farm,” it gave me a glimpse of what living in the 1880s would look like. Here are a few pictures that have helped me to incorporate descriptions into my novel series called All Roads Lead To Texas.

[caption id="attachment_523" align="alignleft" width="300"]General Store General Store[/caption]







[caption id="attachment_528" align="alignright" width="300"]DSCN0331 The Buggy House[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_534" align="alignleft" width="266"] The Potato House[/caption]










If you ever get a chance to visit Florida, the Tallahassee Museum is a wonderful place for the entire family, and fun. There's nothing like flying across the trees at the Tree To Tree Adventures or having a sucker made with ants and crickets for an afternoon snack!

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignright" width="194"]Yep! Bacon & Cheese! Yep! Bacon & Cheese![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_536" align="alignleft" width="243"]YUM! YUM![/caption]









Some pictures help us to write a better story, others to recall special times with family and friends, or as proof when your children eat ants for the first time. In any case, pictures are worth a thousand words, just don't forget your camera!


DSC_0904Tanya Eavenson enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and writes for Christ to the World Ministries. Her novels are available on Amazon and other retailers. You can find her at http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/




  1. Family trips are so memorable! Thanks for sharing this glimpse into one of yours, Tanya! And what excellent fodder for your novel. :)

  2. Aww, thanks so much, Eileen! We had a wonderful time. Yes, memories we will always treasure. =)