Monday, January 26, 2015

Texas Paintbrush (or Indian Paintbrush), April 8, 2014

I am anxiously awaiting spring. I miss the colorful wildflowers and plants. We just finished building a new potato bed and we are getting geared up for gardening soon.

Forewarning: Be prepared for some wildflower picture dumps in the near future. They are from last Spring. I have been going through some pictures that I have yet to process and the wildflowers fit my current mood (longing for spring).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

This girl...

stole MY chair...

in spite of having one of her own.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We spent a little time in Galveston on October 30, 2014. We finally just went to Houston to take care of some personal business along with my wanting to go to the Houston International Quilt Festival and visiting Galveston Island. I grew up in the Houston area and Galveston will always be my first love. However, this most likely will be the last time we go to Galveston as Padre Island is closer to where we live.

Anyway, here are a few pictures I took while wandering a bit on the beach. By the way, the first picture is of the Historic Pleasure Pier.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Turkey Vultures are a common sight around here. But lately, for some odd reason, I’ve spotted other raptors hanging around. I have not seen a raptor, other than Turkey Vultures, near our land until recently.


I spotted this one flying around and managed to hold myself steady to shoot this picture with my long lens. He/She was miles and miles away though and I was unable to identify what kind of raptor it was.

I believe this is an American Kestrel which is also known as a Sparrow Hawk.

Shot through a window with long lens on 1/9/2014.

Abby Gail spotted this bird roosting on the corner of our roof. It was an extremely cold morning (below 32* Fahrenheit). Abby was frozen with front paws on the windowsill. You could see the definition of her muscles in her hind legs. She was ready (and wanted) to leap through the window and go after the bird.

Dream on little girl, dream on.

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