Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wandering and Wisteria

Tangerine Tabby Studio

Today we wandered the streets of Paris. This was down one of the side streets on the Left Bank. The smell was incredible!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bon Jour!

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

Wild Poppies


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

Studio View

Tangerine Tabby Studio view
I may not be getting much done in the studio lately, but the view out the back is fantastic...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Garden Gate

Garden Gate
Well, the garden has been winning out on the priority list. Since we have received a decent amount of rain over the winter, everything is growing like gang busters. I have tried really hard to be good at our local nursery Rainbow Gardens. And, I have been. Really. Most of my perennials are actually coming back this year so I only have a few holes to fill. Oh, and a tree to plant...

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?

Rainbow Gardens

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.