Monday, December 08, 2014

Decorating

This is about as much decorating as I do! Not much inside ... mostly outside!





Thursday, February 06, 2014

Weird weather!

Very strange weather for SE Texas! There's a thin layer of frozen rain on plants, mulch, roofs, guardrails, and cars this morning, and it shows no signs of melting!

Just outside my front door.

On the roof

Front yard and roof

And all those eensy-teensy spheres of frozen rain that show up on leaves!

This cold spell (31F in my back yard right now) is supposed to last until Saturday. Brrrrrr!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day, 2013

While it was frosty and cold outside this morning (but at least not raining!), Ruse was helping me pay some of our December bills!








Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"We are the clay ... "

Here is my latest project to brighten up the entranceway to Wee World, the nursery ministry in our church, The Church at Creek's End



Finishing touches are still being applied ... a few decorations on some of the "clay jars" and the addition of children's names. 

I love doing these!



Friday, June 28, 2013

Sad day ... lost another tree

This is the fourth tree I've had to have removed since living here. Two were fairly small, having been planted in the front yard after I moved in, but the two in the back yard were part of the original forest here: one oak (about 2 years ago) and one pine (today). Breaks my heart. =(

 Signs of pine beetle infestation.

They get into the tree through these tiny holes they bore. 

More signs of pine beetles' destruction. 

The tree team got the top of the tree down first. There was no doubt that this tree was a goner. Breaks my heart. 

 Here's the topless tree ... it's still incredibly tall.

The guys on the ground were cutting up what was cut off and lowered by ropes. 

Absolutely no doubt ... it was dead. =( 

 Now there's only one oak left where there used to be two oaks and a pine. 

It's still a pretty back yard, but to lose two full grown trees in two years is heart-breaking.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kira's baptism today

Today, Kira was baptized during the first service at church. We are all very happy for her!

 Pastor Tim is introducing Kira to the congregation.

Pastor Tim is baptizing Kira.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On Mother's Day

On Mother's Day, Ken treated Anne and me (and two kids!) to an afternoon at the ball game, watching the Astros from one of the suites. It was a beautiful day, and the big roof was open ... the first time I've watched one of these games in open air. Usually it's so hot and humid, the roof is closed and the a/c is on!

We had a wonderful time!





Thursday, April 18, 2013

Odd weather for TX!!

We're on a roller-coaster of sorts ... warm and muggy and then cold and windy and dry ... sometimes rain in between! Very strange!!

 Sideways rain today!

LOTS of rain for about 45 minutes!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

More bluebonnet photos!

More ... in no particular order ...





And on my walk back to my car, I found some weedy looking plants that have cute little flowers, too!

Bluebonnets in Creekside Park

Creekside Park is a residential area in The Woodlands where there's a large open section with bluebonnets in it. I think they were cultivated, but now the area is open for people to enjoy ... have picnics, take photos, etc!!








And a couple of panoramas, just to get the feeling of the expanse of this!





Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spandaus on Spring Break

Out of the cold and snow in PA, and into the sunshine and warmth of Key West!! Hooray!

Simone ... in front of the original "Sloppy Joe's" 

 The view on the drive to Key West.

A stop for lunch at Islamorada. 

Beautiful sunset! 
=)