Friday, May 25, 2012

This and That

Things have been busy around Casa Dragon on Twisty Lane.
Some work has been done around the house -- inside and out.
Hanging some ceiling fans, painting a bathroom, paving the side yard.
The kitties were busy supervising until they got tired of the noise and they decided to 
huddle under a quilt in the back bedroom and sleep. 
I'm happy with the work that was done and smiling because it is all finished and quiet again!

Mosaic: Curiosities

Some other things that made me smile:
- I made my favorite soup - split pea.  I love how it tastes and smells!
(Soup photo from Google photos)

- On the way to the gym one morning I saw a opossum with her baby on her back crossing the street.
Right here in the middle of town. I know some people don't like the opossum, but I'm not one of them. 
(Opossum photo from Google photos)

- My photo of teacups was selected as one of the winners for My Favorite Things at 
Focusing On Life. I was like Sally Field -- they like me, they like me! 
Many of the ladies there are pros when it comes to photography.
Big smile!

- Musashi's Garden always brings smiles to my face every day. I never know what is going to be
blooming -- in this case the last of the gardenias. Or what bird will be entertaining me in the bird bath.


Friday means it's Postcard Friendship Friday and here are two more Galveston postcards.
As always, thank you to the lovely Beth for hosting.

The first postcard is a modern reproduction of a vintage card featuring the seawall 
and the Hotel Galvez.
I love the fashions and the cars!

Galvez Hotel: Reproduction of Vintage Postcard.

The second card is a vintage linen look card of the Galveston Causeway.
It is blank on the back side except for the description:
"Galveston's great causeway, Galveston, Texas.
Galveston's Causeway is one of the world's greatest engineering feats. This causeway is a three mile structure accomodating two railroad tracks, and electric car line, a driveway and a footway, it's proportion and designs are scientifically accurate, making it a thing of classic beauty as well as"
and that's where the description ends!

The old causeway is still there and it is still used by trains.

Galveston Causeway: Vintage Linen Look Postcard

Wishing all of YOU well, much joy and a fun filled holiday weekend!


Birdwoman said...

Your teacup photo is lovely. I can see why it is a winner. And I can almost smell that gardenia! Love gardenias, but I never seem to have luck growing them. Maybe it's time for me to try again.

I often have possums visiting my back porch at night. I have two outside cats that I feed there and although I bring their food in at night, I guess the possums can still smell it. They are interesting critters.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your gorgeous photo deserved to win!

Brenda said...

Snap, your split pea soup looks AWESOME! I love the tea cups! And the Galveston postcards are wonderful! My, how things have changed, but these photos are remarkable! I am amazed that they had a "footway" on the Causeway. Great piece of history here. Thanks for sharing.

Corrine at said...

Great post Snap. Love the opposum's too. Sounds good. Great old photos of Galveston. Enjoy your weekend. xox

Blair Shackle :: The Turquoise Heart said...

Great list! I think opossums are cute too (especially with a baby!) :) hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ruth Kelly said...

My very favorite soup is homemade split pea soup - the can stuff can't even come close. The postcard with all the people was wonderful. Interesting that it is in Spanish first, then English.

Barb said...

Split Pea is one of my favorites but nobody else in the family likes it. If we ever meet, Snap, let's have Pea soup. Congratulations on your winning phoo.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap----I Love split pea soup and I love gardenias....Thanks for sharing them today!!!!

Every time I see vintage pictures from Galveston, I think of that horrible hurricane in 1900 which devastated that little area...

Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend. It's going to be a hot one here (temps. in the 90's)... Yipes!!!!!


Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

... as well as functional? :)

I love all your images today. Congratulations on your teacup photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

First time I ever hear about opossums... Curious creature...
God bless you!

Lori said...

Congratulations regarding your teacup photo. It is stunning. I've visiting from Liv's bliss list - here's to another blissful week. Lori

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

Very cute tea cups! Mmm fave food! I'm always grateful for food which turned out well. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

so exciting to have your photo picked! it really is wonderful. i've never seen an opossum, they're adorable! fantastic postcards, thanks for sharing. hope you have a blissful new week! xx

Sharon said...

Of course they like you you silly girl. Your photos are the highlight of my blog perusing. Hope you have a good weekend too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your teacup photo is very nice, for sure! Congrats!

I can understand why you'd be happy the work on your home is now done. ;)