Recently, we were able to travel to an area that was new to us…Brenham, Texas. It’s about an hour east of Austin. Such beautiful countryside. It was Bluebonnet season and I was snapping lots of photos of the flowers in bloom.
I fell in love with the sweet little fellow. He was curious and came closer when I took his picture.
Spring is busting out all over in our little corner of the world. Enjoying the beauty of our Redbud…as are the bees.
Something I’ve been wanting to try is photography using a crystal ball to capture images.
Still learning to use this tool and I have lots to learn.
The crystal ball picks up the reflections of everything in range.
So far…I like it.
When staying at the Back Bay Inn you may find some peace and quiet. Just looking at this picture brings me back to that peaceful place.
Driving up the coast on Highway 1 in central California is one of my favorite drives. The fresh air, colors and beauty of God’s creation is awe inspiring.
When I think of favorite things…I think of some of the places we’ve been blessed to visit. The Back Bay Inn, located in Los Osos CA, is at the top of my list of favorite places.
Boy, oh boy, I’d love to be there on a hot summer day like today.
This picture was taken back in 2011, on our first trip up the coast headed to Back Bay Inn in Los Osos. This is Pismo Beach. Doesn’t the water look cool and refreshing?
Shortly before we moved from California in 2014, my husband Chris took me to the Huntington Library. I had never been there, but he had some good memories going there when he was young.
The gardens at the Huntington Library were truly among the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, especially the roses.
This picture was taken at one of my favorite places, Back Bay Inn in Los Osos, CA. It’s one of the many beautiful views from this hidden gem of a hotel. When you check in, you can feel your stress melting away.
The yarrow in our garden is one of my favorite plants. In the wild, it’s just as pretty.
While the picture is not great…the subjects are pretty cool. We were traveling down the highway in the Hill Country, at a pretty good clip, when what to my wondering eyes should appear…Oreo Cows! Who knew? Never heard of them before, but they are pretty catchy.
Last December, we went on a road trip into states I had never been to. This rusty old car was by the roadside in Arkansas. Love the colors and the home behind it…kind of captures some of the sights we saw along the way.
I love driving down old country roads. You never know what you will happen upon. We came across this interesting scene in Ennis, TX during bluebonnet season last year.
What is it about an old barn that catches my eye? If I had my druthers, I’d probably stop at everyone I pass and take pictures.
Love the weathered wood and the metal roofing that’s rusting set against the gray winter sky.
Recently, Chris and I had the opportunity to visit Fredericksburg, Texas. One of our favorite places was the Wildseed Farms. We walked their fields and the glory of God was on display in His creation. I think God must love colors and variety as seen in nature.
We purchased some sunflower seeds, tropical milkweed and cosmos to try at home. Many of the seeds have come up and are starting to bud and bloom. Looking forward to spreading the seeds in our flowerbeds next spring.
Now when I think of the Hill Country of Texas, I remember the beautiful town of Fredericksburg.
I’m looking forward and very excited at the prospects of hummingbirds soon returning to north Texas. It will be a few more weeks, but they are likely in route from Central and South America. They will only be around for six months, but I hope to enjoy them each day they are here.
This little girl’s picture was taken in central California back in 2011.
Feeling grateful today. After some significant knee pain for about a month, I went to the orthopedic doctor. He was able to give me an injection in my knee and already the pain is significantly lower.
I know that all health and healing is from the LORD. I know that He uses sickness and pain in our lives for His good purpose and plan. I can trust God who is good and sovereign in all things.
I’m prayerful that the pain relief will last and today give thanks with a grateful heart. I give thanks that He has helped me each day in dealing with the pain.
On our recent trip to Oklahoma, we planned to visit Ree Drummond’s new store The Mercantile. For any of you who watch The Pioneer Woman this may be on your list of places to visit.
Saturday is a busy day for The Mercantile and this particular day it very cold outside. They graciously provided heat lamps for people waiting for their turn to go in the store. Pawhuska is a small town. They have some beautiful old buildings. Hopefully they too will be restored.