Thursday, April 30, 2009


Jessie joined me in the yard today. He has a favorite rock that he rubs and then lays on. Don't you think those warm rocks feel good on his old bones!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


My Forest Pansy Red Bud Tree's heartshaped leaves with beads of rain.

We've had a few days of good soaking rain.

The Prickly Pear Cactus are blooming.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Agave Bloom Watch

This Agave Plant (and 3 others like it) are growing in the median of the street entrance to our subdivision. About 3 weeks ago, the center stalk started growing at a fast rate. I'd guess about 5 foot per week. I'm watching and anxiously waiting for the blooms to appear. I have read that these plants, sometime called century plants, bloom at about 10 years of age and then die. Our subdivision was built about 10+ years ago. I'll update any progress that I see.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


The PURPLE of the blooming redbud trees and the GREEN of the new wheat and new leaves on the trees was outstanding!

Spring Trip to Kansas

I went to Kansas this week and had a great time!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Today Don and I visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for the annual spring plant sale. While we were there we saw an exhibit of paper cut flower art. They were amazing! Here is a photo of the iris frame, although I don't think you can see the depth in a photo. Very cool!
Shou (pronounced "Sue") Ping brings a new dimension to artwork by creating what she calls "paper sculptures" of hummingbirds, wildflowers and other subjects. With a pair of scissors, she expresses herself and transforms an ordinary painting into a 3-dimensional work of art that speaks to the heart and the senses.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Garden Friends

It's definately SPRING here. I spent a beautiful afternoon outside planting and weeding. I was kept company by some garden friends. The Gecko used his camo to mimic the green and pink of this blooming amarylis. The snail scaled the large water pot and did a lap or two around the rim with the water rushing by him. In the photo he stretched his neck out to look around. I also saw a hummingbird enjoying a drink from the same pot. I'll have to be quick with the camera next time to capture his photo. More work to do in the garden - it's a work in progress - a therapy journey to enjoy.