Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Quote

I'm in love with writing, 
but sometimes I swear it hates me.
   --Buffy Andrews

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Picture

Picture property of Annie Rachel Cole
Quartz Skull (Houston Museum of Natural History)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring in My Backyard

Spring smacked my backyard while I wasn't looking.

Hello! It's April.

It's supposed to be springtime, but the weather has been up and down. It's definitely getting warmer, but we've had some cooler (almost cold) days mixed in.

So what happened in my backyard?

First, the grass started turning green but taking a closer look, the yard was filled with weeds. So what did I spend an evening after work doing? I helped DH pull weeds. Big weeds, small weeds, clover and everything else was yanked out of the ground. pulling weeds by hand is effective, but I don't recommend doing it for any long period of time. It's tough on your hands and your back.

Yes, we did spray weed killer. Unfortunately, the weeds seemed to like the stuff.

I have a variety of fruit trees in my backyard. They are all in various stages of flower and fruit growth. The trees are covered. Only time will tell if the fruit makes it to full maturity.

The trees and bushes have leaves popping out all over their limbs. It's crazy seeing all the different shades of green.

And then what happens over the weekend?

We get a weird cold spell. The good thing was that it wasn't really cold, cold, just in the 50s and 60s. The best part--we got some desperately needed rain. My lemon and lime bushes (not big enough to be called trees) are finally putting out leaves. They're a little behind the other trees and bushes in the yard.

So even with the crazy Texas weather, spring has landed in my backyard.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Quote

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
   --Dr. Seuss

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Picture

Picture Property of Annie Rachel Cole

There are a lot of dead trees in Texas, like the one you see in this picture. The drought has taken a huge toll.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Picture

Picture Property of Annie Rachel Cole

A view of the Guadalupe River.

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Music

If someone got a hold of my music list, they would find all kinds of stuff on it. I like pop, country, classical, and rock, just to name a few.

Yesterday by The Beatles
West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys
Remember When by Alan Jackson
Song for the Lonely by Cher
Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood
Crazy by Seal
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Brick House by The Commodores
New Attitude by Patti LaBelle