Tonight we went to the high school football game. Besides the wonderful band performance, one highlight of the evening was the streaker who came onto the field during the game. I had my trusty camera around my neck and snapped away! This is one of the "nicer" (less revealing) shots.
I've been looking for a chance to get some photos in the fog. Well, today was the day. I had a hard time choosing which picture would be my photo of the day. I decided that since these beautiful creatures decided to come into my view (they were nowhere near me when I started shooting in this spot), that they deserved to be in my photo.
I'm cheating today, stealing a photo from a couple days ago. I took it when I went shopping with my son. I've always wanted to take pictures in this store; there is some really cool stuff. So while my son shopped, I clicked. I didn't realize until I got home, that I got myself in the shot!
I love these flowers. They look like mini pansies. They are very prolific. And to deadhead them, you just need to shear off the top of the clump and you get a bunch more blooms. (added texture48 by ellenvd on flickr)
I have been working on this birdbath forever. I would work on it for a while, then set aside for several weeks or months until I worked on it a little bit more. And it went like that for more than two years. Well, it's finally finished. It is in the backyard. It's final resting place isn't prepared yet. I will get to that later this week. But soon the birdies can enjoy it! (I wish I had turned it a little, for a better view.)
I finished off several mosaic pieces today -- sealed the birdbath and a couple garden stones. I also used black grout for the first time, on these two pieces. I think it was perfect for the cross. I think I would have preferred a very dark gray for the stepping stone, but I'm okay with the black. It's nice to get some things finished!
It's a Texas tradition. On homecoming many girls wear mums. These are the mums that belong to this year's cheerleaders. Usually the mums are in the school colors. When the girl is a senior, her mum will have three mum flowers and usually be white and silver, although I noticed that this year several had a bit of color as well. These are actually worn by hanging them around the girl's neck. Everything's bigger in Texas and homecoming mums are no exception!
My husband, Gary, and I collect vintage cast iron trivets. We collect only the plain black cast iron ones. I like the contrast between them and the kitchen's yellow wall. These are just a few of our collection. (I added a texture from SKC Photography)
Today I bought some Christmas ribbon, because frankly, if you have something in mind that you want, you'd better snatch it up before Halloween, because it might be gone afterward. However, I will not be using it until after I've passed out candy to little kiddos who come to my door on October 31, and after I've paused to give thanks, at Thanksgiving, for all the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us. Decorating around our house is banned until after Thanksgiving. Oh, we might work on some outdoor lights during the week of Thanksgiving, but they don't get turned on until the day after the turkey has been eaten!
Today the kids have a school holiday along with homecoming festivities Wednesday, so they are missing out of some band practice time. So today, on the holiday, the kids who were able to, went to the school to practice in the stadium. It's rare that they get to practice in the stadium. So of course, my pooch, Cash, and I had to go to the school to check it out.
Today was a fun day. I got to see my boys march with the Flower Mound High School Band. They placed first in their competition today. I want to get a nice picture of the entire band, but my camera lens is not wide enough, so I'm sharing this one of a pose they do during a portion of the show. My boys are both in this photo.
These are the last of the summer zinnias. The plants these were on were getting too leggy and needed to be pulled out. Next year I'm going to sprinkle some seeds in mid-summer, so that I'll have a bunch of new zinnia plants in the fall.
I love my recipe box. In today's age of internet recipes and printing recipes on copy paper, I still prefer a recipe card. I love that some of these were from my mom, and probably from my grandmother. I also have internet recipes filed in a binder, but I'd like to write my favorites on cards and put them in this box, to be handed down again and again and again. (texture by SKC Photography)
Today the Flower Mound High School Band will compete for the first time at Bands of America Regional Competition in Arlington, TX. The show is named Belle Epoque and has a french theme. It's a beautiful show and I'm hoping they have a good showing and that they have lots of fun today. The students, directors and parent crew members have worked very hard.