Sunday, December 14, 2014

Light Up the Night...

Yesterday was our Annual Family Christmas Party.
The day we get together with my nieces, their families,
and their dad & step-mother.

It's a good time to catch up with those members we don't 
see very often.

And, meet any new members, we haven't had a chance to meet before.

This year, it was in Granbury, at my niece's home.

We traveled on Hwy. 281, and came right by Johnson City on our way home.
Their light display is a good one.

The courthouse is lit on all four sides.

There are lots of light displays.
Santa here, in a covered wagon.

 The shops and restaurants around the square, get in on the action.

There is music, and you can get a ride in a wagon pulled by a tractor,
or the regular house and carriage.

A couple blocks south of the square, the
Pedernales Electric Co-op Headquarters,
puts on quite a light show.

I don't usually like just blue lights, but this is amazing.

Now THOSE are lights.

If you're in the area, it's worth the stop.

I gotta go finish up the decorations....and, wrap some gifts.
I get slower every year.

Hope you're enjoying the season.

Happy Gardening...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

This and That....

It's been busy around here.
 Getting ready for Christmas.

Every year, I say I'm going to start early.
Every year, I don't.
Hmmm....I'm sure some expert would have some answer
for why that happens.

The weather's been nice.  This was yesterday's morning sky.

The day before was colder and the moon looked crisp and cold, in the morning sky.

 I've been spending a lot of time inside....getting the decorations put up.

We put down some stepping stones, in the New Front Bed.
Maybe a little too straight.   But, they're there.

I finally got the pansies planted.
I'm good at buying bedding plants.
Not as good at getting them planted.

Of course, the ever-present deer are still here.
They look so nice, don't they.
Yeah...don't believe it.

We still have shopping to do.
We still have some decorating to finish.
And, we have family and friend events to attend.

I think maybe Santa (above) has the right idea.
Let's all run away to the beach.

That's what's going on here.
Hope things are coming together for all of you.

Happy Gardening...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014....

The table is set.
Let the cooking begin.

We have SO much to be thankful for.

Hope your Thanksgiving is a happy one.

Happy Thanksgiving...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

'Tis the Season....

Leaf Season.

There is a lot of beautiful fall color here, this year.
Maybe it's because of the early cold weather we've had.

This Oak is out by the Veggie Garden.
The sun through the leaves yesterday, made me grab my
camera and make this my 
365 Project Photo of the Day.

I think it's a Spanish Oak.

Then, there's this.

I love the trees, but.....

Keep in mind....I swept these up yesterday...twice.
Looks like it'll be twice today, too.

I have to do that, so the inside of the house doesn't look like this.
And, the driveway is just as bad.

half a pile
We're past the 'seed stage'.  So, I can put these in the flower beds, for mulch.

Some 'people' just like to lay around,
watching other people do all the work.

Happy Gardening...