From my house to yours...Merry Christmas, happy holidays, seasons greetings...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This is the first time in 15 years that I have put up a Christmas tree and decorated it. I have to admit that it does put me in a more holiday spirit. I had the help of 2 granddaughters and their dad. Here is a pic of the tree and some of the ornaments. I have been collecting the ornaments for about many years.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Since we are getting close to 200 on the last post, I will post some pictures I took just before and during this Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful for so many things, but most of all for family. There are often (even now) crises and conflicts but that too is what family is about. After my dad turned 70 years old, every time we got together he would say, I am just thankful to be here another day. I used to chuckle when he said that. Now, I understand what he meant. I am happy to be around in this amazing world another day.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
It wasn't really a big day but seeing The Big Year yesterday inspired us to go on a bird sighting expedition today. We headed south to a new wildlife preserve that recently opened. It was a nice day with nice weather but not many birds were out and about. We did manage to catch a few pics. I was surprised to see the gators were still out.
The first six pics were taken at the Pintail Wildlife Drive which is in the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. The last pic was taken last week at a Wetland Walkway. This is all considered part of the Creole Nature Trail which circles the area where I live.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This has been a wonderful few weeks of looking at the sky in our little neighborhood in NM. I took all pictures from my front porch. We had some beautiful clouds and rainbows about 2-3 weeks ago and then this morning the hot air balloons from the Balloon Fiesta flew over.