Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011 - Day 384

Gas tank is full (ouch!) so now I just need to wash the car.

March 29, 2011 - Day 383

It rained a bit in the last few days, so things are looking pretty lush.

March 28, 2011 - Day 382

I don't know what these are, but they grow in bunches on long trailing stems and look like waterfalls of yellow flowers. I was surprised at how hard it was to capture that - I'll have to try again!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27, 2011 - Day 381

Having a big jackelope on the roof of your business - just a little creepy!

March 26, 2011 - Day 380

Pretty blooms seen on our long walk. It was a beautiful sunny day.

March 25, 2011 - Day 379

No, baby Zac was not having wine flights - there were five adults at the table.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 24, 2011 - Day 378

From a distance this tree seems to be full of snow - or cotton balls.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011 - Day 377

Michael and the molecules - no, not a band name - sculptures outside the science building at his college this semester.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 1011 - Day 376

All of a sudden everything seems to be leafing out!

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011 - Day 375

A lone bluebonnet. Eager to find a really large field of them.

March 20, 2011 - Day 374

The contents of a couple of drawers from a very old sewing machine table. When's the last time you saw a metal zipper that wasn't in blue jeans?

March 19, 2011 - Day 373

This was called a "super full moon" or "perigee moon"- the biggest in almost 20 years, due to the shape of its orbit. I thought it would be bigger, but it was still pretty, and the clouds made for quite a show.

Friday, March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011 - Day 372

Ducky weather for spring break. Temperatures finally acting like spring.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011 - Day 371

I noticed the other day that this rock looks a little like an ear.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 16, 2011 - Day 370

I gave Michael a hard time when he said that Leo kind of scared him when he opened the mud room door and saw him sitting there. (He looks like a dog out of the corner of your eye.) But I have to admit that a couple of times I have almost been a bit startled.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011 - Day 369

I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but have been enjoying that the blooms are more than one color. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011 - Day 368

Today was windy and cool, following a short but intense thunderstorm that rolled through the neighborhood about 1:45 a.m. My first memory is a flash of lightning that seemed to come from within the room, followed by a very large "kaboom" that rattled the windows. Luckily, the storm passed in 10 minutes so I could go back to sleep.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13, 2011 - Day 367

Birthday flowers from Michael. They were the brightest part of my day because it was cloudy and dark.

March 12, 2011 - Day 366

We took a walk through the (in)famous neighborhood St. Patrick's Day block party. I'm told that many years ago it was more like a family festival. Now it seems to be more of an occasion to drink beer starting at 10 a.m. while wearing green. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 11, 2011 - Day 365

Cute dog we saw on our walk. "Hey, let me out - I want to play!" 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011 - Day 364

Best cat toy ever. It's about 6 feet tall. I have always thought it to be a strange decor piece, though.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011 - Day 363

Happy birthday to me - a few days early!

March 8, 2011 - Day 362

Ah, spring: so full of color and new life!

Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011 - Day 361

Unless there's something I don't know these are definitely not green, but they are very pretty!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 6, 2011 - Day 360

The redbuds are lovely this time of year.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 5, 2011 - Day 359

This is why we don't live in Houston - traffic's bad even on Saturday afternoon.

March 4, 2011 - Day 358

Grandma's tulips. We were very happy to celebrate your 85th birthday with you!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011 - Day 357

Windy day = swoopy clouds.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 2, 2011 - Day 356

What an impressive row of narcissus - it runs the full length of this yard along the sidewalk! I'm on the hunt for an equally large group of yellow ones.

March 1, 2011 - Day 355

When we walked on Sunday we were overcome by the rich fragrance of these purple flowers. There were tons of them in one of my favorite neighborhood yards - it's small but landscaped in every possible space with hills, trees and flowers. Almost wild, but in a lovely way.

Feb. 28, 2011 - Day 354

I don't know what this shrub is, but it has pretty flowers. As you can see in the background, trees, bulbs and bushes are blooming, but grass is taking a while longer to come back.