Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

tourist attractions

a fun travel destination for the summer... the view from the top is spectacular!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

on the back porch

a mystery seed planted in the spring bloomed into a beautiful red Texas Star flower =)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

a new box

you don't know how happy i am right now!

do you see this big box!

it's a big box!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

rainy days

we had a nice rain storm move thru the area tonight - bringing some much needed water for the plants!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

marathon tattoo

the 26.2 marathon tattoo i got for finishing the Marine Corps Marathon 2012!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

harbor at rockwall

every thursday during the summer, they have a free concert at the Rockwall harbor.  it's a great place to catch a beautiful sunset too!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

in the backyard

sorry for the lapse in posting, but i've been busy working in the backyard =)  and trying to spend less time on the computer too...

i've got some 'before and after' photos of the sunflowers planted near the back fence and shed -- but still no flowers yet. i think they've started, but no yellow growth. but soon =)

i'm also posting a barrel full of petunias planted in an old jack daniel's whiskey half-barrel. the miracle grow potting soil seems to have worked really well on them...

finally, yesterday morning i found hundreds of little mushrooms growing in the backyard... after the sun came up, they all completely disappeared... and i've included a photo of one...

i'll try to be more timely with my posting going forward... =)  hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

back porch

today's project was to find some cheap Texas license plates at Canton to make a 'skirt' around the back porch to hide the ugliness underneath =)

the reflective material makes it seem like the porch is lit from below...

and the in the day it's a little much, but better than before.

 we'll have to do a Texas theme on the porch now.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


the bees were too busy with the flowers to bother with me taking their picture =)

Saturday, April 6, 2013


got some work done in the yard today - the weather was beautiful!  got a new picnic table too and put it together! =)

Saturday, March 30, 2013


thoughts and prayers to the family of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife tonight - they were both found gunned down in their home. this following the murder in broad daylight of the assistant district attorney Hasse back in January while walking to work near the courthouse.

It feels like the wild west, like it's better to not answer the door at home. in the daylight or night, it doesn't matter. crazy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

view from the back porch

the flowers in the backyard made it thru the freeze last night... but the bell peppers and jalapenos didn't.  i'll have to get some more now that the last cold snap should be over with! =)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

rock n roll

i finished my 4th half marathon (13.1 miles) in 2 hours 38 minutes today  - not my best time, but not my worst either... i had to stop and use a port-a-potty during the race, that's my excuse and i'm sticking to it!

i finished at least... there is that! =)

and then, there's the bling!

Monday, March 18, 2013

spring rains

i know everything is better in moderation... but the rain might be an exception for north Texas; we need a lot. The lakes are disappearing.

otherwise, a little bit goes a long way... happy monday!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

st paddy's day

happy st patrick's day to all! hope you find your lucky clover =)

happy bday to my uncle Darrell and my cousin Sissy ~ i'll drink some green beer to celebrate =)