Friday, May 4, 2012

This and That

This and That

It's Friday and It's Becoming a Habit: This and That Day!

Today it is hot and humid and cloudy.
Amazing how much cooler I feel when I look into the garden and see and hear the fountain.
I cut the white roses this morning.
 They are the very first blooms from one of the new roses that I planted this year.
This rose is called Chardonnay and is a hybrid tea.
The scent of this rose is a real delight. 

The hand full of green beans came from my balcony garden and I'll put them into my salad.

The strange looking hook/needle looking thing is a Tunisian Crochet Hook.
I'm taking a class on-line at Craftsy to learn more. 
Now that my special tours are over at the MFAH, I have time to go to  class! 

The Rice Owl baseball team has three games at home against our cross town rival the Cougars of the University of Houston. In between baseball games I plan on reading the next book in the Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series: The Ghost and the Femme Fatale.
Are you old enough to remember the wonderful black and white film The Ghost and Mrs Muir?
You might enjoy this cozy mystery series if you do!


It is Friday and that means Postcard Day.

The first card is a vintage linen look card of the Buccaneer Hotel on the Seawall on Galveston Island.
When I lived on the Island, the hotel was still there, but was retirement facility.
Alas, the Buccaneer is no more. It was demolished to build a better facility.
The back of the card does have a message, but it is written in pencil and badly smeared.
There is a 1937 postmark and the stamp has been removed.

Buccaner Hotel Galveston

The second card also from Galveston Island is a modern one.

Hurricane Ike Tree Sculptures

From the back of the card:

"On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike roared ashore on Galveston Island bringing a massive saltwater storm surge that killed thousands of trees, including many of Galveston's stately 100 year-old oaks that had been planted after the Great Hurricane of 1900. Many of the trees have been carved into whimsical sculptures." My favorite is the dog and the water hydrant!

A big thank you to the lovely Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Carol said...

Thanks for the book suggestion!

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful post!I like the frog in the modern postcard! :)
The vintage is outstanding!
And your flowers are divine!
Thanks for sharing this adorable stuffs that always bring good lights to our day here!
Happy Weekend,
purrs and love
Luna and mammy Léia

Sharon said...

Your rose is gorgeous! I can smell it from here. Of course I remember the ghost and Mrs. Muir. I loved that show. I shall look for this book.

Beth Niquette said...

I remember the Ghost and Mrs. Muir, too. It was a wonderful show--I love the whole idea. I think I'd like to see it again--and show it to all my young friends who've never heard of it!

These postcards are marvelous. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Happy PFF!

Ruth Kelly said...

Wonderful post cards. My snowball tree is in full bloom but it's rather cool - only up to 65 today. The roses are loving it but none are in bloom here yet. Nice post.

Lorrie said...

Book recommendations are always great. I am jealous of your fresh green beans. There's still a month to go before we can even plant the seeds!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I can understand that the Buccaneer needed modernisation but it's always a shame when an old building is torn down. Its memories go with it.

I'm really glad the oaks have been put to a more permanent use as sculptures and carvings.

Funoldhag said...

Lovely roses!! And fresh green beans are the best. Found a recipe on Pinterest for Arkansas Green Beans - they have brown sugar and bacon in them. Going to give that a try one day. The sculptures from the old trees that sadly were destroyed are wonderful. Great post!

Debs said...

what a delightful post...and a coincidence too - quite by chance I've posted a vintage hotel card for PFF today too...!

Carol said...

I'm sure I'd like that book, I loved The Ghost and Mrs Muir, the movie and the series! Love the picture, the roses are stunning.

Barb said...

Roses and beans already! You're forging ahead to summer.

Sreisaat said...

Love your entries for both PFF and This and That. The roses are lovely I can almost smell the scent. My pink ones are in bloom yesterday and they have the most amazing smell. I don't have any linen postcards but they are really great to collect.
Have a nice weekend. I'll see you (and your entries) again next week.

Postcards Crossing

jinxxxygirl said...

HI there!

I remember The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Althought i think what i remember may be reruns....I loved it! Now that i think of it i want to see it again...:) Hugs! deb