Antique firetruck – March 18, 2012 – Houston Texas
Little critter in the Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Quick cell phone picture of my helper. If only she would mop floors, too. But her expertise is in guarding my mess in the sewing room!
Considering that our temperatures are still in the low 90’s I suspect that these pumpkins are now half baked (or half rotten). I’m glad I made the pictures when they first arrived at the pumpkin patch!
The U.S. Capitol replicated in…..Legos! It’s part of the Lego Americana Roadshow that’s touring the U.S. along with other landmarks. The Capitol was built in 1,700 hours by 8 master builders! It measures 25 feet 7 inches long and is about 10 feet tall and it’s amazing!
Sometimes you just need a quiet, peaceful moment to yourself.
Zinnias are high on my favorite flower list. They are very hardy, tolerating sun and heat, and don’t depend on daily water. They resist bugs and will bloom steadily. Plus, check out those colors! They are just downright cheerful, aren’t they?
My grandmother had a yard full of flowers, although not like she did in the years my mother was growing up. Still there were always flowers to cut and bring into the house to make fresh arrangements or bouquets as she called them. A line of zinnias extended from the clothesline along the road to the barn; they were always a good addition to any bouquet since they stood upright in the vase and would last far longer than the other flowers. In honor of that line of zinnias I planted a small line in my little herb garden to remind me of pleasures past and joyful moments to come.
Signs from the past in the Gruene General Store, Gruene Texas (Gruene is pronounced like the color green).