Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Suitor for Spinne?

Spinne is still gracing us with her presence. She seems to be spinning her web earlier and earlier. Recently we spotted another, small, spider (the one on the left) hanging out in the window. I was teasing that Spinne might have a boyfriend. Sorry for flash in the center. It is really hard to get good shots in the window.

Monday, September 22, 2014


This is a quince. They are odd. Kind of fuzzy, but like a pear on the inside. I used quince instead of pear in a recipe last weekend. My mom gave me some quince preserves that she made.  The quince was kind of like thick applesauce. I used it and a little cinnamon to flavor my Greek yoghurt.

Time in the Garden

With 5 inches of rain in the ground and the temperatures dropping it was the perfect time to do some gardening. I managed to get a lot accomplished last week.
 Here is a photo one of our ruellia plants blooming.
 Our twin limes. The third lime is still pretty small.
The blood orange is growing.
A few of the tunas on my large cactus have turned pink. That has never happened before.
The rains brought out lots of mushrooms. These were in the pot with Bo. I transplanted that tiny little bird of paradise plant.  I hope it survives.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Celebrity Visit

Last night as I was falling asleep I was thinking that I hadn't had a celebrity visit in along time. I was really hoping for Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon.

This morning I was dreaming about Mike Rowe. He had some kind of outdoor excursion business. We were on a bus on our way to some sort of adventure and he was our guide.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Her Name is Spinne

Our spider is named Spinne and this is what she looks like from top side. She still lives in the same window, but lately she has been spinning her web a little higher--up behind the blinds. Maybe she got tired of us shining the flashlight at her. On nights when she doesn't spin a web we can see her hanging out in the top corner of the window. I'm very interested to see how long she will live with us.

Limited Edition Soda

HEB makes pure sugar cane sweetened sodas in various flavors. Today when we popped over to HEB for some Doritos (and unwisely bought the party size bag), we saw two new flavors of soda. We bought the Just Peachy flavor. I haven't tried it yet. We need to get some vanilla ice cream and I'll make a peachy float. The other flavor was Apple Crisp. I think that would make a good drink--warmed up with a bit of Tuaca, and topped off with whipped cream. I'll have to buy some apple crisp soda soon---since it is limited edition.