Tuesday, May 26, 2009


What's not to love about a day which begins like this?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Oatmeal Boiling

Breakfast is served ...rather late.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Walk Around Our Block in Pictures

Our neighborhood and our rectangular block with our house in the southeast corner. It's very quiet and rustic out here which is why we love it so much.

Today we started our one mile walk by turning left (north) from our house to the corner of Lauralan and Claxton and turned west for roughly 4/10ths of a mile to the end of the street.

As we neared the end of the street I turned around and shot this next picture looking east on Claxton. That dog in the yard on the left was trying to scare us.

Once at the end of Claxton, we turn south on Pitter Pat which offers a very nice view. Also at this point we are about 50 feet higher in elevation than at our house, so it's all downhill from here. At roughly the point where you see the white speed limit sign on the right, that's where we turn east onto our street again.

At the corner.

Then we're heading east back home on Lauralan.

The street curves north here and our property is on the left.

In the last shot we are heading north on Lauralan, again with our lot on the left.

And thus concludes our daily one mile jaunt around the block. I'll probably do this again in the afternoon. I wouldn't mind getting up to 3 miles a day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Purple Prickly Pear Flowers

txrad snapped this picture today of the purple prickly pear in blossom. Magnificent.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jerusalem Sage

txrad took some photos of the Jerusalem sage in bloom a few days ago. It's beautiful!