Sunday, November 25, 2012

Perfect Afternoon

I am having hard time getting started on all the decorating when our weather is still so warm! Who wants to go up to the attic and hunt down ornaments,wreaths, and tangled lights?
My mind is thinking southern style iced tea with a twist of a ripe valley lemon
sitting in the porch enjoying, yet another piece of that delicious pecan pie,watching the hummingbirds sip the nectar off the fire-bush, and watching the wind blow this flag makes a perfect afternoon!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape & Prayer

On this Thanksgiving Day, I take the opportunity to thank God for all the wonderful blessings he has bestowed upon us, I give him thanks for his overflowing generosity to my family, friends and me. I am thankful for the countless things he provides for us on a daily basis!
Thank you Lord for everything that you allow to cross my path and for the decisions that you allow me to make and the lessons that come from these decisions. Thank you Lord for always being with me, guiding me and listening to my prayers answered or unanswered.
For these, and all the countless blessings though out the year, I give you thanks, eternal loving God through Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

House love..

Anyone who knows me well, will tell you that I LOVE homes! All kinds small, big, old, new, and anything in between! Anytime we are driving and I notice a remodel or a nice curb appeal I make my husband Romeo slow down or turn around just so that I can take a good look. I, especially love times when I am driving by at night and the home owners happen to have a their drapes open and a cozy lamp on.  I love taking a peek inside don't you?

I have a small collection of pictures I have taken over some years of houses that wowed me.. this is one of them.   We have driven by this house many times just to see how the remodeling is coming along.. I wonder where all that brick is going? Isn't this just gorgeous?
I love this cute charming house! I love how clean & well taken care of this home is. Look at the wooden door just adorable!!
This beauty in La Feria, TX is located down an old country road..I love how they combined the paint colors! I wish I could have taken a better picture of this property because it had so many trees up front..all this home needs is a porch swing!
I love this house because it reminds me of my aunt Rosa's Escalon's home in Weslaco.  I remember her home looking just like this fresh cut grass and plenty of room for us kids to play. I love the manicured lawn,and the size of the lot. This is Ranch living at its finest!! I can totally see myself living here and sipping some iced tea on a hot summer day..
I just love the long winding drive-way in this home, the trees, the green grass, and the white framed windows..this house is on a huge lot!..I sound like a Realtor don't I?...I bet they have big parties here!..
Now this is curb appeal! If I could I would park my car on the curb and just sit and stare! It takes a while for you to take it all in...Landscaping is everything! It dramatically changes the appearance of your home.  This home is located in Harlingen, TX.

And I could go on and on...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bird watching 101

Two week-ends ago, we woke up to a nice cool front and decided to go for a bike ride at Bentsen State Park. As we were leaving we noticed many professional, out of town, bird watchers with fancy cameras that had lenses a mile long we decided to stick around and see what they were taking pictures of.
Very quietly I may add... (I quickly learned that is the first rule in bird watching)
I also learned - you have to have a good pair of binoculars something I don't have.
Always remember to keep your camera steady and ready to snap all while trying to focus...
Try not to get too excited when you see a Cardinal and disturb the peace..
Patience always helps!

And if you have a GOOD EYE...
You might just spot an Owl..                       See it?
I loved taking pictures of all the birds! Aren't they neat?... I think I discovered a new hobby...oh boy..