Friday, April 9, 2010

Wildflower on a Breezy Day

04-08-10 Alternate

98/365 In the Breeze

I know...I need to stop with the flowers but they are just everywhere saying "take a picture of me, take a picture of me". So at the end of the day most pictures in my camera are either flowers or Dory.

I took this yesterday at a local park. There was a good breeze and I really enjoyed trying to catch the petals blowin' in the wind.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pretty in Pink

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Another set of Wildflower Picture this one....


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...and this one were taken last Saturday at the Wildflower Center.



96/365 More Wildflowers
I took this one yesterday while Dory and I were out on our daily walk.
After a cold front blew through, it is a wonderful 70 degree day here in Central Texas so I will be heading out this afternoon to a local park with camera in one hand and Dory in the other.

Happy Almost Friday!



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wildflower Week - Day II

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Indian Paintbrush...

This is the first year I have really "looked" at other wildflowers in the area besides the bluebonnet and Indian paintbrush. So, I am learning and researching what the others are. Obviously, bringing a notebook with me when I was taking the pictures would have been way too easy....Next time maybe...For now, I'll check out the Image Gallery on the Wildflower Center website OR, maybe someone out there can help out?? Pretty please??


Hummers

The park actually has a podcast you can download before you go, or you can listen via your smartphone when you get there. It explains about the different areas of the park and includes a special welcome recorded by Lady Bird herself in 1995.


CupperFlower

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Wildflower Week

Bluebonnet
Texas Bluebonnet

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On Saturday I took a drive way to South Austin to pay a visit to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
As per the brochure:
"The Center's gardens, open almost every day to the public, display the native plants of Texas with a focus on the Central Texas Hill Country..." 
and let me tell you...we are having a wonderful wildflower season this year! 
I took tons of pictures...So here in my little corner of the internets I am declaring it 
Wildflower Week!



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"Wildflowers and native plants are as much a part of our natural heritage as Old Faithful or the Capitol Building" Lady Bird Johnson


Field-of-Flowers
A Meadow of Indian Paintbrush

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Bluebonnet Bunch!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Who Me??

Bluejay
Me???


BLuejay---ME
You talkin' to ME???

Bird Drama....

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Love is in the Air


Birdie-Love

I saw these two kissey facing on our shed

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Window---Spring

The month has slipped away, but I promise it has been full of it's ups and down. That's right..just one down as I am temporarily unemployed, but the ups have been many!!

71/365 - Blue Water
A week in the Carribean....

74/365 - Serenity
Which contained Five wonderful days of scuba diving....

77/365 - Sunrise
Beautiful Sunrises

75/290 - Turtle!
Cool Turtles

78/365 - Sunset
Amazing Sunsets


and when we got home....Spring had Sprung!!


83/365
Trees Blooming...

81/365 - Sure sign of Spring
Red Breasted Robins....

87/365 - Wildflowers
Wildflowers...

86/365 - Misto Finch-More Crop
and Little Misto Finches!

Welcome Spring!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Buzzzzzz.......

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Bee-Rosemary



Bee-Rosemary-Close-up

It is amazing how much you can see around your neighborhood when you take the time to really look....I found these busy buzzers during one of my walks with Dory last week.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Crafty Fun!!

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I came across a cool craft chain, whilst browsing the internets last week. The concept is that for every 1 craft you send out, you should receive 36 back. I say, ok....but if I get even one or two I'll be happy. This doesn't have to be an elaborate craft. I am making a little crochet doo-dad. But you can sent a photo, a card, or anything else you can think of. Here is the description I received:

Here are the details on the "Art Exchange" project.

To participate please make one work of art/craft

It can be anything you want--a little drawing, painting, a print, a photo print, stamped/printed cards, something felted, sewn, beaded, crocheted, knitted...whatever fits you!. Whatever fits your niche and mood, and can be dropped in the mail within a week (or something like that...).

If you are interested, please shoot me an email at bethatebchristiansdotcom and let me know.  I'll get back to you with the info letter showing who you are sending to.

There are people participating from all over the world, how cool is that! 


Friday, March 5, 2010

After the Rain

Tri-Berry-Droplet
Lately, I have had this "thing" about running out after it rains to take pictures rain drops
 as they cling to the trees or berries, or grass, or anywhere :-).

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It all began after seeing Judy, aka Squirrel Queen or at Road to Here, and her beautiful shot of a drop that seemed to contain a universe of color and beauty in it's reflection.

Hand-Droplet
Thank you so much Judy for opening this world to me!


Berry-Shadow-Droplet
and showing me that going out and playing in the mud can be fun!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Morning at the Lake

A Beautiful morning at the lake

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Seagulls-Ducks

Mornimg-Fog

Cypress Creek Park - Lake Travis - Austin, Texas

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary

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Happy Ninth Anniversary to my Loving, Patient and Kind husband!


EdBethDiving
Hang in there Babe, only 8 days until we leave for Blue Water!!!!!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Two Weeks and Counting


57/365 - Little Fishies

In just two weeks I leave the fishies in my office for the fishies in that Carribean waters.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What do February Flowers Bring??

Spring-is-Springing
What a beautiful day it is here today


Flower-and-bud
Such a big difference from just 2 days ago when it was snowing


Shady-Spring-Flower
A lovely day to take a relaxing walk


Cinderella-Bird-House
and dream of spring.