Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flowers and Chili Cook-off

No...They really have nothing in's just that they were on my camera. My Confederate Rose finally bloomed. I am really rather shocked. It was such a hot dry summer and I did not keep it watered. It really needs moved, but the rootball is huuuggggee! Many more to follow! Look at the buds on my Christmas cactus! I always pat myself on the back over this one. It generally blooms between Thanksgiving and may be early this year.

Earlene and Nancy invited me to help them in a chili cook-off. Earlene picked me up at dark-thirty this morning. Before we got to Rocky Branch, you could see the fog hovering over the that ONE spot.
Earlene knows that I put photos like this on my blog, so she pulled over before I even started pulling my camera out of my purse. I doubt that the fog covered even 1/4 mile. Spoooooky!

Betcha can't guess what our chili cook-off theme was?! LOL
Earlene was having a see-no-evil problem. Twice. Aaaah! Here's a good one. was contagious. Then my camera battery died. It hasn't been that long since I charged it...and very few photos taken. The camera is about two years old and I have taken lots of photos...perhaps the battery is dying. I'll have to price them. If it's too high...I'll just buy another camera. I am absolutely amazed at the price of GOOD digital cameras! The first one that Sam bought was right at $700. It takes AA batteries. But my little $100 camera takes photos just about as good.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beautiful Sunrises and other Surprises

When the time changes, I'm going to miss the early morning sky. But I'm not setting my clock an hour earlier just to catch it! This photo was taken just 15 minutes later of the southern sky as the rising sun cast its glow on the clouds. I've been crocheting a baby blanket. It is an off-white color. I'm not sure who it will go to. In addition to Sam's two about to have babies, I have a nephew whose girlfriend is going to have a little girl between the grands. I may not get around to making a quilt for that this may go to her.


The following photo is not pretty.

I am growing...

...MAN BROWS! Just take a gander at that honker.
I could hardly believe my eyes! I've been plucking chin whiskers for a couple/three/four...OKAY!!! Almost seven years now. What's next? I shudder to even think about it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Next Generation

Check this out. I am glad to have been a substitute teacher for the group of kids who did this:

I tried to embed the video but it did not work. You'll have to copy and paste the link in your browser.

Monday, October 25, 2010

About Texas

(I borrowed Aussie Cherry's photo of the ornament I sent her.)

A Belgium guest in my home once said, "Texans are too proud."

What in the h e double l is he talking about? Well. DUH!

There's something you've just got to understand...

There is not one blasted thing wrong with being proud to be a Texan. Only thing better is an American Texan. Only thing better than that is a Christian American Texan. PERIOD. EXCLAMATION POINT!

Others say it like this...
Edward Smith: "Texans ignore 'better;' long ago forgot the word 'good.' Everything in Texas is 'best.' "

Tommy Tune: "I think Texans have more fun that the rest of the world."

Sam Houston: "Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages."

John Steinbeck: "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there is an opening covey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner."

Davey Crockett: "I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world, the best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here."

Author Mary Lasswell: "I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand."

If you are not proud of who you are and where you are from...then thou needest to get thee to Texas as fast as thou can! ;o)