Sunday, February 22, 2015

More Texas

On the road toward Nathan's house
What kind of idiot puts metal testicles on their truck?
Goat Walkers in Katy
Trying out the small dog pool before going in to the big dog area
Walking Gordon
Brenham dog park, this was the only dog that did not terrify her
Didn't get to verify this

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Family

 We spent two weeks in Texas during Christmas break. Relaxed, slept, ate the Mexican and Chinese food we were severely lacking. Looks like winter isn't ending anytime soon, so it may be time for another trip down there.
Everyone in the room was asleep except me
Saying goodbyes
Cutest Boy in the Universe
Love you, Sharon.  Always.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Odds and Ends

 I haven't seen hide nor hair of Petey for months and months. I worried he'd come to a bad end, or found out I was showcasing him and had gone underground to find me. But I guess not!

She loves Walt.  He tolerates her. She kept looking for him after he went back to school, then left this outside his door.
After posing for a picture, she walked a few feet past the door and ate half of the rhododendron bushes.

Plowing

Wouldn't it be neat to have our own plow, so we could clear the driveway whenever we needed to? It would be so much easier, maybe even fun!
Christmas, look how wide the driveway is, not much snow
That's the Taking a Tinkle stare
More recently, snow's deeper and harder to plow, more narrow drive
Town snow plow fills the end of our driveway with rock hard stuff, takes forever to push thru, then plow it back so we don't get in trouble for pushing snow in the road.
Today. Plowing is not really all that much fun.

Best Buddies, Until One Decides Enough Is Enough

...and its always the cat who gets to decide that.
They were the same size when we got her
This one is old--I can't even see the back deck anymore

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Frozen and Bored

Popping out of the bushes
Bored with too many toys
Best friend/Arch Nemesis
Bored again
Still frozen
My way of mixing patterns is catching on, so stylish
STILL frozen

Monday, September 22, 2014

Frog And Toad Are Friends


Nemesia
Wild grapes in back yard
These pretty weeds fill the ditch all the way down the driveway. I decided not to mow them down.
Looks like it ate something before I picked it

Balsam
   I planted over 100 bulbs Sunday, then went back and bought 50 more today.  I lined the front sidewalk with nearly 80 crocus. The rest were tulips, pink and purple hyacinths, and purple alliums.
The frog and toad appeared while digging under the lamp pole. I tried making a diagram of where things were planted, but then realized I'd just obsess about what did or did not bloom next spring, so I tossed it. By the end of the day I'd forgotten where most of them were anyway, so whatever happens then will be a pleasant surprise.
  The balsam bloomed late this year. It's obvious that they grew best in the driveway gravel. The sedum at the front steps keep getting pinker every day.  The plant in the second pic is Nemesia fruticans.  It should win an award, as it bloomed non stop(no dead heading needed) from very early spring through fall.  It's still going strong. An annual up here, but I may dig it up to see if I can keep it alive indoors.