Monthly Archives: August 2013

More Wanderlust

So yesterday, I used my State Holiday Comp Time (thanks, LBJ!) and went to Enchanted Rock, outside Fredericksburg.  I hadn’t been there in about 15 years; I need to go more often.  A lot of people come to Austin to … Continue reading

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So I recently had some really great wines that I wanted to share.  I’ve always been a firm believer that some of the best wines out there are under $15 dollars.  (Now don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t turn … Continue reading

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So last week, I went hiking in the Barton Creek Greenbelt behind the house.  I still forget how lucky I am that I can just step out my back gate and be on the trail.  A bit like Bilbo Baggins. It was one … Continue reading

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Gardening Inspiration – China

It wasn’t intentional, but I found that several aspects of my garden were inspired by some of trips we’ve taken.  One of the most different from southwest Austin was our 2007 trip to China.  I really liked all the variations … Continue reading

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Staving off dotage is not for the faint-of-heart…

So for various reasons, I’ve been concerned about potentially declining memory and mental faculties.  To that end, I got a subscription to Lumosity for my birthday in June.  Lumosity is a website that has computer games that are designed to … Continue reading

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Dragon Fly

This dragon fly practically posed for this photo.  It’s amazing to watch this one fly around – the white at the wing tips gets blurry…an interesting effect at twilight.

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I am a camera.

I’ve been pretty busy lately so haven’t had much time to post anything.  Brian’s parents are on their grand tour of Europe; six weeks and more countries than I can keep count of.  Each afternoon we look forward to his mother’s … Continue reading

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