Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Owls in a tree

The flooring guy is here pulling up my old floors.  He came in and said that he heard a sound when he was putting some of the old floor out in his van.  He looked up in the live oak tree by the driveway and saw a little owl.  I grabbed my camera and lo and behold, there was an owl!  He made the sweetest sound for a couple of minutes and along came another little beauty.  There were actually two owls up in the tree!  They are small, about 6 or 7 inches tall.  I told hubby about them and he said he thinks he may have been hearing them talk to each other for a couple of days.  I don’t know if they are taking up residence somewhere close, but I am sure happy they dropped by my front yard today!  They are beautiful.

Look what the flooring guy found in the live oak tree in our front yard...two little owls!

Monday, May 9, 2011

In bloom!

I planted a lot of hanging baskets this spring and they are now beginning to bloom.  This is my favorite, portulaca or moss rose.  When I was growing up, my Grandma always had moss rose growing out of strawberry jars.  The multi-colored flowers would fill up the pockets and grow like crazy in the Texas summer heat.  Grandma was at my house for Easter dinner and noticed that I had moss rose planted, so for Mother’s Day, I planted her a big hanging basket full of moss rose.  Mine hadn’t bloomed out as of yesterday, but this morning, when I went out on the patio, my baskets had bloomed!  Hopefully my hanging baskets will look as good as Grandma’s moss rose filled strawberry jars looked when I was little.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day

I had a wonderful, restful Mother’s Day today.  Hubby had breakfast and Starbuck’s for me when I got up.  We spent some time with my Mom and Grandma and had an ice cream cake at my Grandma’s then lots of vegging on the couch.  Couldn’t have gotten any better!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Laptop!


So today I received may Mother’s Day gift early!  A brand new Dell laptop.  Woo Hoo!  Can’t wait to get aquainted with it.  Lots of cool new software.

Hubby has been asking me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and I didn’t know what to tell him.  Today, I took my mom to pick up a new laptop that she had ordered and they had some deals that were hard to beat.  I called hubby and he approved the purchase right away!  Mom and I both walked out of the store with cool new laptops!