Today we wandered the streets of Paris. This was down one of the side streets on the Left Bank. The smell was incredible!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
I am in Paris! Gail is teaching at Creative Glass in both Zurich and England. I am tagging along as a TA and travel companion. In order to acclimate to the time change, we decided to spend a few days in Paris. You know, since they are in the same time zone...
Above is the view from our hotel near the Opera House. When we arrived, we did some walking around in the rain and stopped at a Bistrot for lunch. Bedtime came early, but after twelve hours of sleep, I am ready to hit the streets to see what wonderful things we can find today!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
I was down in the creek bed the other day looking for things to photograph when I noticed these wild poppies. I've seen them in wild flower gardens, but never really "in the wild". I guess they truly are wildflowers here in the hill country. I'm going to have to go back and get some seeds when they finish blooming. They are so delicate and beautiful against the drab color of the creek.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Mr. Tabby and I have been revamping the vegetable garden. We are doubling the size and had grandpa Tabby do some tractor work in February. Today, we spent the day working on the new fence. The new vision for the garden will have more roses and a cottage style flower garden on the perimeter. It will be another year before it actually has vegetables again, but we are making progress.
Above is a picture of the old part of the vegetable garden. The arbor that Mr. Tabby made for me is completely covered with climbing roses. And, the roses have swallowed my bottle tree. That's another thing on the list to fix. Below, Lulu patiently waited all day until she could do her inspection.
|Can we come in yet?|
Friday, April 3, 2015
We have had a nice wet winter this year, so the wildflowers are going to put on a stunning show. Our backyard is still a bit sparse, but the show is getting better and better every year.
A hill country tradition is to take your kids out to a field of bluebonnets and take their pictures. C isn't around this week, so I have had to improvise. These were my helpers as I took pictures in our backyard.