Thursday, April 5, 2018

Little Things







It's The Little Things like this:



azaleas


azalea


That make things like this ... bearable!


Neighborhood Action


It really hasn't been too bad.
They don't work on the weekend.
Closing off one lane of traffic has made crossing the street easier.
(Always look on the bright side.)
Rebuilding the street will take awhile. 

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I have my pond cleaned once a year.
I try to schedule the cleaning before it gets too hot and humid.
Cody does a fine job.



Cody


This year, in addition to my six gold fish,
Cody found eight crawfish.
We have no idea where they came from.
We blame everything "abnormal" on the waters of Hurricane Harvey.



Water Lily


The waterlily isn't the only bloom in the garden.


Amaryllis


I save the amaryllis I get at Christmas and put them in the garden.
With a little luck,
a year later,
they bloom again.



Azaleas In Bloom



Wishing YOU well and much joy!



Flowers





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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Search Was On






Another beautiful day and a walk up to the village.


Reading


I always take a book with me.


Reading


This one is going to be a tear-jerker.
Written in first person plural voice.
Very intimate feel.
The Buddha in the Attic won the Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction.


New Friends



I met these two cuties while reading my book.
They didn't want to hold still to have their portraits taken. 
Their parents were also visiting Starbucks and enjoying the lovely day.

Just a few steps from Starbucks is Susie Cakes.
Oh, my.
Their cakes are delicious.
But have to admit, I like them because they do this:


Dog Treats


I really walked to the village to find the new mural.
I missed it completely on my last visit
and was determined to find it this time!

The Search was on and I found it!


Space City Mural



Here's what the Village management said about the mural:

Rice Village District has launched another public art piece with the Space City mural by artist Michael C. Rodriguez. The mural, by the stairs on Amherst Street near SusieCakes and Shake Shack, shows a female astronaut with the Houston skyline in the background.
"Rodriguez has painted over 30 murals in Houston throughout the years including the Houston Zoo, and The Children's Museum," assistant general manager of Rice Village Donna Molho said in an announcement.

"We are thrilled to welcome his talent to Rice Village. His mural helps us to continue to expand the art scene on our property and give our customers a rich, cultural experience while they're shopping and dining on our property."


Space City Mural



Space City Mural



Space City Mural


What a great way to spend a beautiful day.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Steep Right Up!






The sun finally came out 
and I enjoyed the day by walking up to the Village.


Book and Starbucks


A stop at the new Starbucks for a Green Tea.
Sitting outside with my book.
Wonderful!

The book, LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE by Amy Stewart
is the second book in the Kopp Sisters Novels.
GIRL WAITS WITH GUN was the first in the series
and I loved it. The books are based on the Kopp sisters'
real life adventures in New York in 1914.
Great covers, too!



Mural



Painted in Rice Village after Hurricane Harvey 
by street artist Gonzo247.
This hand embodies the resiliency of the Houston spirit
and even has a little Texas embedded in the center of the palm.



Bunny Teapot



Speaking of tea (!),
I wanted to share my new tea cup.
A dear friend surprised me with this cup and spoon 
from Mud Pie.
"Steep Right Up" to spring!



Opening Day


"Steeping Up" to spring also means
it's time for college baseball!
This was opening night at Reckling Park.
I like to get to the ball park early!


That's my This and That for the last week. 
Wishing YOU well, much joy and sunny skies!



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Friday, February 16, 2018

This and That






The sun came out yesterday.
It brought 100% humidity and record temps.
It's a little too early for me for sticky weather and running the AC.
So I went across the street with my book and had a cup of tea!

It was nice to get out after all the rain
and I picked up some meringue hearts.
YUM!


Always Time for Tea


I'm getting ready to put up my Valentine decorations,
But I think I'm going to leave the Lori Mitchell figures out for awhile.
They are just too cute!
The Emma Bridgewater teapot and mug have been put away in 
my Grandmother's buffet -- a place of honor.



Valentine Day


Today is the Lunar New Year - the Year of the Dog.
Traits of those born under this sign are:
Affectionate, Faithful,
Straightforward,
Courageous, Smart,
Inspirational, Loyal,
Honest, Trustworthy,
Warm-hearted



Lunar New Year

The table is all set except for the water glasses.
Mandarin Orange Chicken will be the main course. 



Lunar New Year


Lunar New Year


World Market had these cups in all the Chinese Astrological signs.



Lunar New Year


Lunar New Year

If you didn't celebrate the New Year in January,
or even if you did --
here is the chance to celebrate again!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Lunar New Year








Friday, February 9, 2018

This and That






Mardi Gras is going on - despite the nasty weather.
Let the good times roll!
Friday, February 2-Wednesday, February 13.
Galveston, the third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, is spread over 12 days and includes parades, music, food, family-friendly activities, 5K fun run, and galas including the Tremont House Mardi Gras Ball and the San Luis Salute.




Photo From Galveston Mardi Gras Ad


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King Cake for Mardi Gras
Strawberry filling - YUM!
Only one piece left!



One piece left!



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Poor robin redbreast,
Look where he comes;
Let him in to feel your fire,
And toss him of your crumbs
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–Christina G. Rossetti (1830–94)





Having a Drink
Robin in Musashi's Garden

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I walked to the drug store to pickup Teddy's heart meds.
(He's doing fine.)
I found these Valentine socks.
They are the non-slip kind with the little plastic dots on the bottom.
Perfect for someone who doesn't like shoes!!!
Score!
And, they are cute!



Valentine Socks!


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Blooming! 



Amaryllis
Amaryllis Blooming

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