I decided to at least put a more festive picture on here even though I have been too busy to get out and take pictures.
Monday, December 11, 2017
We have been experiencing a cold spell here in Texas and it has kept us indoors. Over coffee yesterday mine and my husband's conversation went like this: Tom: Wouldn't you like to go back to Hawaii? Me: Yes, someday. Tom a few minutes later: Let's go play golf in North Carolina after Christmas. Me: Tom it is cold in North Carolina in January. Tom: How about Florida? Yep, he's got cabin fever.
The park runs along one side of the west fork of the Trinity River.
This first part of the two mile hike, you could see the river through the trees.
There is not a lot of color in the woods this time of year, so the green cactus caught my eye
as did the pretty green moss on rocks and trees here and there
but mostly there was just tall dead grasses on the trail,
and I am not sure what this plant use to be?
Occasionally, I did spot some colorful leaves...mostly on the ground.
At the end of our walk we toured the Nature Center Museum.This room was definitely a place children would be fascinated by. You could pick up and examine all sorts of things that you might encounter on a walk through the woods,
and this was fun. ...Yes we stuck our hands in. A bone was inside.
There were also furs to touch
and tracks to identify. Well, you get the idea....we got out of the house, got some exercise and learned a few things.
Tell me about your cure for cabin fever?
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Recently I spotted a couple of parking spaces marked with a sign I have not seen before.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Hi everyone. I guess you are probably as busy as I am? Can't tell you how happy I am that we finally had a cold front come in. Some of you may have had some snow by now... Gosh that would really make me happy. Although, Grace down in Perth must be headed into summer.
We have our tree decorated and a new container of sipping chocolate from Trader Joe's . I am looking forward to another episode of Poldark ( a Netflix series) in front of the fireplace tonight.Now if it would only get dark so I could put on my pj's
I have been baking again, so why am I showing you a child skirt hanger? Well, I may have told you this trick before....but here goes. You see, so many of the recipes I use I print off of the Internet.
I use the hanger to clip the recipe and hang it on the cabinet knob in front of me.
Actually I prefer to cook out on my kitchen island, so I clip it around the knob on my cake pedestal. This method works great. It keeps the sheet of paper out of the mess...I am a messy cook, and it puts the recipe at eye level.
In case you were wondering what I was cooking...it was cranberry nut bread. We were invited to a dinner party and I decided to take the three other couples something home baked as a Christmas gift.
If you are interested in the recipe it is:HERE
Sunday, December 3, 2017
My husband and I have started a new tradition since we have moved to town.
It is always nice to see what folks have done to these magnificent old homes.
Kitchens were smaller back then, and this homeowner added a clever addition to theirs.
and last but not least...I loved this sweet guestroom.
Do you enjoy attending home tours?
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Just off the hallway in our new (downsized home) my husband and I have a U-shaped office....that we share.One side is his
and the other is mine. Most people that know me would say that I am very organized....well this is where I am not. I do have enough storage space that I can scoop all of this "stuff" up and hide it in a moments notice...but this is it's usual look. If anything is important..or needs doing. It lands here....in my control center.
Do you have a place that you can call yours?
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Fall has finally arrived here in North Texas
I noticed my neighbors little tree when I opened the shutters this morning. I also noticed that their grass is a bit greener. Hmm
I spotted this one when I was driving home from the grocery store. Maybe if I had slowed down it wouldn't have been so blurry?
We don't have a yard since we down sized, but we do have a side courtyard, where planted a Crepe Myrtle against the fence. It has really grown since we moved in, and it too is showing some color.
Does it look like Fall where you are? Or are the leaves already gone?