Friday, December 25, 2009
How cool...uh, cold...is this! We love to have coffee on our deck each morning. This morning we were in Dallas and got to have coffee in the snow in Dijea's back yard. This is my first ever White Christmas! This is the first white Christmas in Dallas in 80 years. How cool is this!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Christmas is magical in San Antonio. The trees that line the Riverwalk are strung with thousands of colored lights. No better time to ride the riverboats than at Christmas time. I have to do it every year. Last week our son and his wife joined us. Weather was just cold enough to make it feel like Christmas.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I love my new computer!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I'm betting anyone who goes to the Dallas Arboretum where pumpkins line the walks, decorate the landscapes and become the building blocks of a playhouse will feel happier in their presence.
Just stopping to pick out a pumpkin in a farmer's market or at Methodist Church provides a lift. So many to choose from, so little time. (Click on the link for a movie)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 T light corn syrup
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a pan a cook until sugar is smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Stir into other ingredients. Press firmly into 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20 to 25 min in a 350 degree oven. Cool for 20 minutes then cut into bars.Think of the possibilities with various nuts, chocolate chips and dried fruit added in.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Lately, we've observed a bird which tries to eat on the wing. She seems to struggle so hard to get feed, but quickly turns away. For some reason, Walt decided to leave some feed sitting atop the railing just under the hanging feeder. Soon, a tiny bird was resting peacefully...feeding. We continue to leave feed in this way, and the little bird continues to come.
I've had a chance to watch her in my binoculars. Her body rests on the railing...no legs are seen. Walt, who possesses an eagle eye, tells me she has a club foot, or, a foot that has been damaged. It obviously prevents her from grabbing hold of the mesh to feed.
I'm amazed that she survives. We'll continue to make sure her food is there, but what lies ahead is less certain than for the rest of the little birds. Still, she greets each day with hope, and probably with more appreciation than the others.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Her Texas family and friends will have to get used to missing her all over again. She is such a love.