Thursday, May 15, 2014

It's A Good Thing!

It's Thursday.
Time for some random little things.
I'm slowly catching up after a visit from my buddy.
We went to university together (back in the middle ages).
We explored Houston while she was here and I'll continue to share with posts like Critters and Our World.

-Several weeks ago Earth Day was celebrated.  I had dinner at the zoo. The evening started with a short, but wonderful and informative visit with the Asian Elephant herd. For the first time in a long time I didn't take my camera. I just enjoyed the company of close friends and the beauty of the setting. Dining alfresco. Under the beautiful live oak trees. Around the reflecting pool. To the sound of a jazz trio and fountains. Pretty close to perfect.

- One of the local television stations sponsored an electronics recycling day.
I was off early in the morning to dump some keyboards, a couple of old computers and an old cell phone.

- Finished reading The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory.
I started this book months ago. It was my treadmill book. It got lost in my stack of TBRs and I found it last week and thought I should finish it before I start another book. It is another of the royal historical fiction books that Gregory does so well. The Lady of the Rivers is Jacquetta. She was first married to the Duke of Bedford and after his death she marries (for love) the duke's squire, Richard Woodville. Lancasters vs the Yorks. What a tale!

- I usually buy an amaryllis during the holidays. I didn't do that this year and I missed having one. This one is blooming in Musashi's Garden now. A little reminder that an amaryllis is a good thing!



Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Little by Little
Thank, Kim!


Willow said...

The book sounds like it would be up my alley ~ so thank you for the tell of it.
What an absolutely gorgeous amaryllis ! Beautiful photos.

Vee said...

Glad that you got a reprise on the amaryllis with the one blooming in the garden. They are such elegant, striking flowers.

Oh so your visit is over so soon? Time does get away from me. Glad that you enjoyed a good time and look forward to seeing more posts about what you did.

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely wonderful photography of the beautiful flower ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Kim said...

Such a beautiful flower and glad you went ahead and enjoyed one even after the holidays. Your night at the zoo sounds wonderful!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Gorgeous amaryllis!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh what a beautiful flower! Your evening out sounds perfect, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Snap,
what a wonderful Amaryllis. We have them around Christmas here in garden centers. They are all wonderful. It looks as if you had a great time with your buddy.
Best greetings, Johanna

Deborah said...

The dinner at the zoo sounds wonderful!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The amaryllis is a pretty colour and the macro shot is superb.

Michelle said...

That is a gorgeous flower.

Barb said...

That's quite an amaryllis! Your night of elephants and jazz sounds terrific. Hope that you're enjoying spring in Houston.

tiarastantrums said...

pretty flowers! I need to find a location that will take some old equipment!!

Sue said...

I have always wanted to grow an Amaryllis, maybe this winter. You have captured this one's beauty so well, Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your night at the zoo sounds like so much fun!

The Artful Diva said...

Your amaryllis are so pretty. Mine have already stopped blooming.

Bi Ti said...

Great little things Thursday Snap, I especially love the macro. Thank you also for stopping and leaving the sweet comment. Have a wonderful weekend!