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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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Search Was On

Another beautiful day and a walk up to the village.


I always take a book with me.


This one is going to be a tear-jerker.
Written in first person plural voice.
Very intimate feel.
The Buddha in the Attic won the Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction.

New Friends

I met these two cuties while reading my book.
They didn't want to hold still to have their portraits taken. 
Their parents were also visiting Starbucks and enjoying the lovely day.

Just a few steps from Starbucks is Susie Cakes.
Oh, my.
Their cakes are delicious.
But have to admit, I like them because they do this:

Dog Treats

I really walked to the village to find the new mural.
I missed it completely on my last visit
and was determined to find it this time!

The Search was on and I found it!

Space City Mural

Here's what the Village management said about the mural:

Rice Village District has launched another public art piece with the Space City mural by artist Michael C. Rodriguez. The mural, by the stairs on Amherst Street near SusieCakes and Shake Shack, shows a female astronaut with the Houston skyline in the background.
"Rodriguez has painted over 30 murals in Houston throughout the years including the Houston Zoo, and The Children's Museum," assistant general manager of Rice Village Donna Molho said in an announcement.

"We are thrilled to welcome his talent to Rice Village. His mural helps us to continue to expand the art scene on our property and give our customers a rich, cultural experience while they're shopping and dining on our property."

Space City Mural

Space City Mural

Space City Mural

What a great way to spend a beautiful day.

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a beautiful day.

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