Friday, February 9, 2018

This and That

Mardi Gras is going on - despite the nasty weather.
Let the good times roll!
Friday, February 2-Wednesday, February 13.
Galveston, the third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, is spread over 12 days and includes parades, music, food, family-friendly activities, 5K fun run, and galas including the Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball and the San Luis Salute.

Photo From Galveston Mardi Gras Ad


King Cake for Mardi Gras
Strawberry filling - YUM!
Only one piece left!

One piece left!


Poor robin redbreast,
Look where he comes;
Let him in to feel your fire,
And toss him of your crumbs
–Christina G. Rossetti (1830–94)

Having a Drink
Robin in Musashi's Garden


I walked to the drug store to pickup Teddy's heart meds.
(He's doing fine.)
I found these Valentine socks.
They are the non-slip kind with the little plastic dots on the bottom.
Perfect for someone who doesn't like shoes!!!
And, they are cute!

Valentine Socks!



Amaryllis Blooming

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Lea said...

Beautiful lily, cute socks!
Have a wonderful day!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

i love Mr. Robin Redbreast! Happy day to you!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy that King Cake and those cute sox!

Adam said...

I always forget about king cake

Lois Evensen said...

Such a fun post! Love those flowers and the socks, too. :)

Tom said...

...I'd love to see Mardi Gras one of these years.

Michelle said...

Enjoy some King Cake for me!

Betty J. Crow said...

Haven't had a king cake since I moved away from Texas. Looks yummy. Beautiful amarylis.

Angie said...

Galveston - third largest? Never would have guessed! We just had king cupcakes for our faith formation class - so much fun! Thanks for mentioning the socks with the 'grippers' on the bottom - we are going to need them for our guests in our new log home so they don't slip on our stairs! Happy Fat Tuesday to you!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos - love the poem for the robin. I've not had a king cake before - had to look it up - sounds delicious. I adore sticky-foot socks, as I don't ever wear shoes unless I'm going to town. I even forgot last year at my husband's big birthday bash - lots of his coworkers were here and I realized halfway through the party that I was out on the lawn in the midst of the party in bare feet. Oh well, they should be used to me now.

Jeanie said...

Oh, how I long to see a robin again. Too much snow -- not happening here soon! But those socks are just the best. Really cute. I love socks and these would definitely find their way into my collection!

Ida said...

Mardi Gras always sounds like such fun. They featured King Cake (which I had never heard of) on the "Chopped" show the other night., Haven't seen any robins here yet. I want the Smitten Kitten socks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun collection (love those sox)..... AND the memories of Mardi Gras from the winter we spent near Mobile (which I assume is the second largest?...) anyway, people there told us that New Orleans stole the party from them ;>).... anyway it was one of the coolest things we experienced in our full-time traveling life. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we had absolutely NO idea about what it was all about. Let the good times roll! (I learned to say and write that in French when we were there, but it has been too long and that knowledge has left my weak brain.).

Curtains in My Tree said...

None of my friends do the King Cake and I really like finding the baby inside
We are all looking for our Robins we are covered in ice today


Gillena Cox said...

Enjoyed your sharing today. Thanks for dropping by my blog today
Happy Monday

much love...

Mascha said...

Looks like a lot of fun. And the socks are so cute!!!
Poor Robin (what has the google translator done with the words... - better to read in English!)
Have a good new week

Lorrie said...

Looks like lots is happening in your corner. Beautiful lily and very cute socks. I don't like wearing shoes very much either. Enjoy that last piece of cake.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad he is doing well. Love those cute socks you found and the pretty bird photo! Enjoy your afternoon!

Barb said...

Your amaryllis is beautiful! Mine is still in the bud stage barely out of the bulb. I like those socks - perfect for Valentine Day. No robins here - it's finally snowing a bit. Enjoy your festivities.

Maggie said...

Keep the good times rolling! Gorgeous amaryllis, the white ones are my favourite, cute socks and slip proof too, result.

Katie Mansfield said...

I didn't know that about Galveston. We love Galveston. I also love King Cake! I should have picked one up this year. Thanks for sharing at Keep IN Touch.
Katie @ Let's Add Sprinkles