Monthly Archives: May 2012

Weekly Archive Photo Challenge: “S”…Springtime Show-Offs!

Springtime Show-Offs!!!

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This post is part of the weekly archive photo challenge hosted by Flickr Comments by Frizztext. Check out Frizztext’s blog and leave a link to your archive photo challenge post. This weeks post begins with the letter “S”.

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge…Unfocused

Unfocused….Not seeing clearly, or not giving a clear image, faint, invisible, subtle, blurred, faintly, unseen, fuzzy, undetected.  Without a clear purpose, aim, or direction, unstructured, haphazard, chaotic, undisciplined, disorganized, unplanned, hasty.

 

Ecclesiastes 6:9 “Better is the sight of the eyes (the enjoyment of what is available to one) than the cravings of wandering desire.  This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it!

 

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There you have it…From A to Z!

A little R&R after completing the A to Z April Challenge!

This is the second year I have participated in the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge.  I thought it would be nice to do a little recap of my efforts…more for my own amusement than anything else. 

I saw alligators and smelled bluebonnets and ate cake from a cup.  Wednesday was delicate, Thursday was Excellent, Friday was Free and Saturday was full of Grace.  I found myself wishing I was here instead of there with simply irresistible junk.  As the month progressed, little by little I became mindful of marginNo more obscured views just pretty pale pink perfection and the quintessence of quiet. A soulful singer will R.I.P. and on Sunday we were blessed with tall tall trees to hold a hammock. An overflowing inbox screamed for me to unsubscibe to a variety of whatever was unnecessary and out of date.  The month has come to a close but not before being filled with yellow blooms and buzzing bees! There you have it…my A to Z!

A…Alligators…Louisiana swamps are full of Alligators

B…Bluebonnets …are as synonymous with Texas as Cowboy Boots and Stetson Hats!

C…Cake in a Cup …who figured this one out?

D…Wordless Wednesday…DelicateSlight and shapely; lovely; graceful; “a delicate creature.”

E…Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Excellent!!!…We are off to an excellent start here at the Suncreek Garden…

F…Music Moves Me: Free…and It’s My Free Friday!…Friday is my only day off…it’s my Free day! I am free to do what ever moves me…

G…The Gift of Grace…When I first believed and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior I received a gift…The gift of Grace

H…Wishing I was Here!…Wishing I was back here…in this Hammock

I…Simply IrresistibleYou decide which is more irresistible

J…Girls Gone Junkin’…Gotta Git’cha Junk On!…There are girls who go to the flea market, and girls who go to yard sales

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L…Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Little by Littlethe Suncreek Garden is coming alive…

M…Being Mindful of MarginMargin is the space between your load and your limit

N…NO…NO MORE…NO!… No…never…none…nothing… noway…No entry… No fair…no fun!

O…Two Subjects…Obscured!…How often is our view of life obscured by one view or another

P…Perfection…Pretty Pale Pink Perfection…

Q…Quintessence…Quintessence of Quiet

R…R.I.P….LEVON HELM…the weight of this life has been lifted

S…Sunday!!!…I couldn’t think of a better way to spend this past Sun…day afternoon!

T…Suncreek Garden Chronicles: Tall Tall Trees…wait those aren’t trees they’re tomatoes!!!

U…Need Balance? Unsubscribe!…Unsubscribe…really…I can do that?

V…Variegation…variegated…varietyMy flower beds are filled with a variety of day lilies and Amaryllis that were gifted to me by my Dad!

W…Whatever…is…Whatever…. anything or everything, no matter what…is,

X…Xel-Ha… The worlds largest aquarium…

Y…Mellow Yellow…For today’s post I have only shared the daylilys that are shades of yellow

Z…BuzzzZZZZZZ…..like a Bee!…Upon closer inspection…

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Ooh La La…Savory and Sweet!

A locally owned creperie…in a town known for it’s BBQ and it’s Bakery…is a welcome surprise!

I have found a new eatery…a local fast casual eatery…the owner, Amber Stouffer is also the Chef!  A definite plus in my foodie book.

Ooh la la appeals to a variety of people; Moms with Toddlers in tow, Business Men and
Women, Young Couples, Singles and College Students.  The cafe is filled with a hum of conversations, scattered laughter and delicious aromas. 

This local eatery offers a relaxed cafe atmosphere with counter service and the crepes are made to order in full view of the customers.  Also a bonus in my foodie book…

The  menu offerings range from the expected crepes; savory and sweet, croissants, sorbet, creme glacee, gelato and a variety of  hot and cold coffee drinks. 

As I entered I was greeted by the chef making crepes…the gal at the counter was quick to offer assistance…and it wasn’t long before my crepe of prosciutto and mozzarella with tomato, olive oil and herb de provence was sitting on the table in front of me.

The music on tap is classic rock…It’s tuned to just the right volume so you can enjoy your  conversation with a friend or even read a book if you are dining alone.

On my most recent visit I ordered, Aigre-Douce, a sweet confectionary crepe concoction of lemon, butter and sugar. Ooh la la…perfection!

 

My visits have been on Friday…I usually eat lunch around 1pm…even at what would be considered past the lunch rush…there were a steady stream of customers. The tables are cleared  quickly and efficiently so as to turn the small number of tables.

On my visits I have enjoyed the savory crepes; Boeuf Douce and Celeste …but I have to admit I am a much bigger fan of the sweeter side.

Support your community…Eat Local!

Ooh La La Crepes is located in Alvin, Texas. Check out Ooh La La Crepes on Facebook. 

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Gone Fishin’

I think it’s time to do a little fishin’…fishin’ for fun…fishin’ for fantastic photos…fishin’ for food…fishin’ for fuel for the creative senses…and fishin’ for some R&R! 

 

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Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Garden Quotes

Suncreek Garden is a 30 X 40, 6 row garden.  Gardening is cheaper than therapy…it’s good for the soul…it’s good exercise…it’s good for your health and it’s a practice in patience. 

This first row from left to right…Yellow Squash, Tomatillo, English Cucumber and Regular Cucumber. The second row is two varieties of heirloom tomato.Gardens… should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. ~H. Fred Dale

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox

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Wordless Wednesday…A n t i c i p a t i o n

 

Anticipation…realization in advance, foretaste, expectation of the flavor that can only come from a home-grown tomato!

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