Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Love Clouds

Monday was one of those great days in South Texas when its cloudy and overcast, but there's actually no humidity. Believe me, days like that are few and far between, so I enjoyed it immensely knowing full well that soon we will have no escape from the sun and the only breeze will come from my ceiling fan. We had lunch on the patio at one of our nearby restaurants and headed over to Milberger's Nursery to check out the herbs and palm trees for sale. Unfortunately this fall one of our potted palms by the pool bit the dust (now, it is a big potted stick) and D is obsessed with finding it's replacement. While he strolled through the palm forest and inspected the unending variety, I checked out the selection of herbs and contemplated following through on the intention to create an herb garden out back. Still thinking... I stumbled across some beautiful hibiscus plants that reminded me of my Aunt Trish. I remember her always having those in her back yard in Houston and in the kitchen she kept a single bloom in a glass holder. It's funny the details you remember.

I thought the bark on this tree was really cool, I think it would make a great background texture for a piece. D, on the other hand, said it looked dead and reminded him of the trees in Missouri... depressed.
Aaahh, back to work- I have much to do before I leave on Friday.

So, here's a thought for today:
"We are the only species on Earth capable of preventing our own flowering."
-David Whyte

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Square Root Day!

Yesterday was Square Root Day; did you know that? It was a day for Geeks to unite the world over and celebrate this 5-9 times in a lifetime event, myself included. I love that kind of stuff! In honor of the day I examined my roots and contemplated my next hair color, drank a root beer, listened to The Roots old album, and attempted carving a beet into a square.

It's harder than you think.

Anyhow, enough with the mathematical revelry. I thought I'd share some photos from my recent jaunt to Colorado. We shared a condo with some friends and spent a few days attacking the mountain. Well, they attacked, I really just tried to survive. Fortunately it snowed every day so most of my falls were cushioned by all the fresh powder on the ground. I think I did pretty good for my first time skiing and I even handled being in the cold again like a champ.

This is a view from the lift of one of the ski runs. (I didn't attempt this one.)

A view from the condo. Love all the snow! It makes everything white and shimmery and lovely.

Look at me! I crashed immediately after that picture was taken. Ha! just kidding

I loved Colorado! The mountains were beautiful, so different from the landscape I'm used to.

I love trying new things and going new places, doing things for the first time. First time to Colorado, first time skiing, first time on a ski lift, first time skidding down a mountain on my backside... good times.

Don't worry, I'm still here

Okay people, I don't know what's wrong with my iphoto or card reader or computer or what, but suffice it to say that something is being temperamental and testing my patience. So, I still thought I'd check in and let everyone know I'm still alive. Tomorrow I will share some recent events with you starting with my latest travels. It's funny, a couple weeks ago I was talking to a friend about how I realized that since I'd started my blog, I'd hardly written about art, travel, food or the other fabulous things that make life worth living. And yet, those are the things I seek out on a daily basis, so what gives? I don't know...