Monday, April 13, 2009

more spring pictures

Back in the city for a few days to take care of some business things.  I have so much going on in my head but today I think I will just share some pictures of our country life.

The mock orange in full bloom in the small fenced backyard.

Another beautiful sunset.

We have baby peas in the garden!

Evening primrose in the back half of our 1/2 acre.

Roses out front.

Our first garden.

Our neighbor’s garden.  He’s been at it awhile.  I'm guessing we have a lot to learn.

Handsome garter snake in the garden.  He’s about 20” long.

We had another snake encounter...a coral snake about 24” slithering by in the little fenced backyard about 6’ from the back door.  I’m ashamed to say I killed that one but Emma (the cat) plays there and I’m more fond of her.  If it had been in the back half of the property, I’d have let it be.


  1. Ellen, thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm afraid with my father enabling him, my brother will never reach rock bottom. But I can't blame my father either. There seems to be no real way out.

    Funny thing is I found your blog one day last week and enjoyed looking at your glass work. I'm absolutely in love with the Art Nouveau style tree doors, fourth down on the entries/doors area. I even pointed them out to my husband, who said if we ever have a house big enough for doors like those, he'll get you to make me some. :)

  2. Thank you Scarlethue. Those doors were/are one of my all time favorites too. My most recent favorites are the doors we did last year with native Texas birds and tree branches.

    I'm happy to hear you found my blog unaided. Gives me hope that people out there are actually reading this stuff.


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