Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snow in Austin

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It snowed here in Austin on Feb 24th. Big fat beautiful flakes!

The snow stuck to the trees and grass.

When I arrived at my doctor's office I saw large fluffy snowballs coming out of the sky. They looked like big cotton balls:

You can see how large the flakes are in this photo...

By the time I drove back home from the school with my son the trees seemed as if they were dipped in icing.

My son ran straight into the back yard and made his first snowman. He had a great time.

It's not too big, but I thought he did a pretty good job.

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lunch on Lady Bird Lake

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We had a nice Valentine's Day here in Austin, Texas last weekend. The weather was mild enough on the 14th that we went to the Hyatt for lunch then took a little stroll on Lady Bird Lake. My son was impressed by the views from the hotel's restaurant. He enjoyed watching the swans swimming by the docks...

The cabbages and kale gave the beds a touch of color along the pathways...

The weather was a bit crisp, but soon Spring flowers will fill the beds again.

Still, it was a perfect day to discover Mother Nature, and the sun, anew.

I hope you are finding joy in your garden.

"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.
It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures
the depth of his own nature."

from the chapter "The Ponds" in
Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

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