Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Walk to the Lake

After Christmas Dinner we all walked down to the lake a couple of blocks from our house. It was a beautiful, sunny cool day. The weather changed suddenly in the late afternoon and storms came blowing in. But we did get some time at the lake first.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Beautiful Live Oaks

When my sister visited us in December, she and I made a trip over to Mississippi to see my Kids. One thing I noticed and enjoyed seeing again was the beautiful Live Oak trees on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. These beauties can live for hundreds of years and get huge. The limbs will get so long and heavy that they will go to the ground and back up again. They can survive hurricanes, flooding and drought. Along the coast after Katrina, Oaks were all that were left for miles. They are beautiful to me and I love seeing their shape and structure. However, they do drop leaves years round and tons of acorns in the fall. The squirrels love them. I find baby oaks trees growing in my flower beds all the time from the squirrels hiding them. Here are a few pictures of these wonderful trees I took on our trip
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Moody Gardens

I haven't blogged anything about our wonderful Christmas Holidays. The whole month of December was so pleasant and busy with visitors and a trip to Mississippi. My daughter and her family came out for a week over Christmas and one of the things we did while they were here was to load up and drive down to Galveston, to Moody Gardens. My daughter has 3 wonderful boys and we took 3 kids with us that are our neighbors. One of the pyramids is a Tropical Rain Forrest and I think it is our favorite place. Especially in the winter when nothing else is blooming. Here are a few of the beautiful plants and flowers