Sunday, March 24, 2019

Our Latest

Okay, my cell phone takes lousy pictures.  At first, I thought it was me, but trust me, it's the phone.
Anyway, here's a pic of our latest flower bed.  The plants in pots are lilies that should begin blooming in a week or so.  Once they do, I'll break out my camera and try to get a good picture.

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Yesterday was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring, and about as perfect as a day could get.
All of our trees are leafed out and their new leaves are an intense green that is almost painful in its intensity.  The day dawned clear with a sky that's bright blue rivaled the intensity of the leaves, and , although the temperature was 49 at sunrise it soon warmed to an afternoon in the mid-70s.
Later, while the western horizon still held a red-orange glow from a beautiful sunset, a huge, orange, full moon rose in the east. 
I know such perfection can't last forever, but today has started out just as nice.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Red Adair

It looks like the ITC tank farm fire is finally out, but it, and the huge plume of dense black smoke traveling over the city, was the big news in Houston since Sunday.
At the height of the fire, Honey remarked "Where's Red Adair now that we need him?"
It wasn't really his kind of fire - he specialized in oil well blowouts - but if he was still around, I know it would have been brought under control much sooner.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Great Pic

Cathy Couch Alba (no relation that I know of) posted this picture on Facebook, and I thought it was too good not to share.  She took it near Poteet, Texas.