Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Crickets Are Singing

It is not summer until the crickets sing.
~ Proverb

Summer Solstice is today.

It is the day when the light shines the longest.
The Crickets are singing so it must be summer!

It's also time for iced tea.

Mango Tea

This was in the June Texas Market subscription box.
Mango Black is from a company I wasn't familiar with.
A little research and I found out that Hello!
 is from a subscription tea box company
called My Story Tea.
(Just what I need -- another subscription box!)
I'm really enjoying the Mango Black tea iced.
There are four 1 quart pouches in the pack.
It arrived just in time for June - the official iced tea month.


It's raining and will probably rain for several days.
While it isn't a tropical storm, after Hurricane Harvey last year,
everyone is a bit nervous to have it rain and rain and rain.

Mina is keeping me company.
She is making biscuits and chewing on her favorite blanket. 

I think she is completely bored with the rain!



Wishing YOU well and much joy.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

It's Not UGHust yet!

Boy, it is HOT.
It's not UGHust yet!
Yes, I hibernate because of the heat.
I get up very early, feed the kitties, take my walk.
Errands must be done early in the morning.

Avalon Diner

Fun breakfast with one my soul sisters at the Avalon Diner.
Now in a strip shopping area, but once a stand alone.

Avalon Diner

Mina in one of her favorite places.

In Her Tunnel

Birthday Bouquet

Birthday Bouquet

The perfect tea cosy for an Owl lover!

Tea Cosy for Owl Lovers

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Avalon Diner


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This and That

I hope you had a lovely Holiday weekend.
I always think about my Daddy.
He is buried in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
When I lived in New Mexico, I would visit around Memorial Day.

Memorial Day

I have my patriotic decorations out.
They'll stay up until after the 4th of July.

Memorial Day

I do love Quirky!
The cat and owl vases are from the West Elm Fairy Tale collection.
Perfect for a cat and owl lover!

Quirky Vases

I finished knitting a shawl.
It is light weight from Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.


And, I'm all set for my summer hibernation.
(I hibernate because of the heat.)
I have plenty of yarn! 
I found the pattern for the shawl in Knit Simple Holiday 2017 magazine.

Knit Simple

Wishing YOU well and much joy! 


Star collage

Yarn collage

Thursday, May 17, 2018

This and That

It was one of those "this and that" weeks.
Heat records have been set all week.
It's not even UGHust! 

The last Rice U baseball home series has come and gone.
I found these at the grocery and thought they'd be fun at the tailgate.
They were!

Blast From The Past

Mother's Day with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
I do love Orbit and all his shenanigans.
He must be one of the best major league baseball mascots.


Lots blooming in Musashi's Garden.



Miss Amelia Day Lily

Miss Amelia

Persian Garden Day Lily

Persian Garden

Mini Pearl Day Lily

Mini Pearl

I order all my daylilies from Oakes.
I've been very pleased with the plants and the service.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Musashi's Garden

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tra La! It's May!

It's the magical month of May.

I couldn't resist a lovely May Day bouquet.

May Day

I have several pots of Lantana blooming in
Musashi's Garden.
I hope the butterflies like them as much as I do!


The crocosmia blooming came as a surprise.
I didn't see the plant at all last year.


Another amaryllis is blooming, too.


May also means that I start preparing
for my six month summer hibernation!
I have plenty of yarn for projects.
Never too early to start holiday gifts!

It's already hot and humid.
Smoothies are definitely in order.

It's also time to think about hurricane supplies.
I've started loading up on water
and will think about what canned goods I might like.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pancakes and Pollinators

Family night at the zoo was filled with
fun and education with
Pancakes and Pollinators.

Long tables were set up showing the importance of

Plants That Pollinators Love

Two of my favorites: Lantana and Lavender.


Kids had fun having their face painted and playing games.
Two beautiful tiger sisters and one handsome brother snake.

Screech Owl

Some of the Animal Ambassadors were out and about.
This is an Eastern Screech Owl.
He looks like a tiny tree!
Great camouflage.

Screech Owl

Most of the Animal Ambassadors 
have been injured in some way
and can not be released into the wild.
The zoo gives these animals a home and uses them for 
educational purposes.

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle


In some ways, this gentleman is an Animal Ambassador, too.
He is one of the official photographers at the zoo.
We were laughing taking pictures of each other, taking pictures of each other! 

Can't leave out a mention of the menu.
Fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, potatoes,
chicken nuggets and
shrimp and grits.

Pancakes and Pollinators

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Little Things

It's The Little Things like this:



That make things like this ... bearable!

Neighborhood Action

It really hasn't been too bad.
They don't work on the weekend.
Closing off one lane of traffic has made crossing the street easier.
(Always look on the bright side.)
Rebuilding the street will take awhile. 


I have my pond cleaned once a year.
I try to schedule the cleaning before it gets too hot and humid.
Cody does a fine job.


This year, in addition to my six gold fish,
Cody found eight crawfish.
We have no idea where they came from.
We blame everything "abnormal" on the waters of Hurricane Harvey.

Water Lily

The waterlily isn't the only bloom in the garden.


I save the amaryllis I get at Christmas and put them in the garden.
With a little luck,
a year later,
they bloom again.

Azaleas In Bloom

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


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