Sunday, August 30, 2009

Coastal Kaleidoscope

While we were out on the Memorial Day weekend, we stopped to take some pictures of the pelicans at Ingleside on The Bay. As we were taking pictures, we stopped for a picture of the kayak rental building, which we thought was the epitome of coastal views and colors.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Magical Moon

Bill did a great job with this shot of the moon on 8/28/09. I love the craters on the left side.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Mother's Smile

My lovely mother when she was a teenager. How about those capri type pants? Pretty stylish indeed, Mother. Her beautiful smile just warms my heart.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Leapin' Lizard

This is the little visitor who came up to our back patio to say hello.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunrise over Redfish Bay

If you're ever fortunate enough to be fishing in Redfish Bay before dawn, this is what you can look forward to. A mama and baby dolphin etched in the clouds is God's assurance of another beautiful and bountiful day on the sea.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Early Morning in the Harbor

This photo of a graceful pelican was the result of Bill's early rising before heading to work. I think this view is amazingly captivating.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pelican Poetry

Fabulous moment for Bill at the Port Aransas, Texas jetties when this gorgeous pelican spread his wings. Maybe he just wanted to show his beauty for the camera.

Monday, August 17, 2009


This is Bill's beautiful and elegant mother. I just love the way she looks in this vintage layout. The photo was taken in 1937. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to get to know her for awhile, and enjoy going fishing with her.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Recipe Time

Well, I got to thinking that I need to change this around a little. I have been devoting so much of my time to digital scrapbooking, that now I am really missing my hobby of cooking and baking. So, I decided I will post a recipe that I love periodically. I can't post a picture of the recipe at this time, since I am on a diet, and will be going on a cruise to Alaska on 9/12.....have to fit into those small clothes in my closet, and not be fat for those scrapbooking moments while in Alaska. Anyway, without further ado, here's the first recipe post. I found this recipe in the San Antonio Express News (either in the late 80's or early 90's), and I've made this quite a number of times.

Fiesta Bread

  • 1 (1-pound) loaf frozen and thawed bread dough, white or wheat (I've only used white), or 10 thawed white rolls, or 16 thawed Parker House rolls
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red or green bell pepper
  • 3 green onions, finely diced
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

If using bread dough, divide loaf into 16 pieces. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan. Dip each piece of dough in salsa, then roll in cheese. Place each piece of dough in greased pan. Top with pepper, onions and olives. Let dough rise until double in size (until dough fills up the pan). Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove from pan immediately to cool.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Texas Wonders of this World

It is always a new adventure when we visit the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. We usually always see some deer, alligators, javalinas, and plenty of birds and herons. On this visit, we decided to walk down a new trail, and before we got to the end of the trail, we saw this little guy digging a hole. He was totally oblivious to us getting closer and closer to him.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Beauty

Nature's beauty at its finest; a lovely Mourning Dove sitting patiently on her nest. She has her nest on a branch just above our garage.

Sporting the 1940's Gangsta Look

Bill's dad is such a handsome man sporting his 1940's gangsta look. The lovely young lady is Bill's mom's sister Marie and her husband, Austin Smith. Wouldn't it be so nice to see men dress like that now days?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Marshland Majesty

Couldn't help posting three layouts of these beautiful herons. A few of these photos are of the same heron, and it was fun watching him pose for us. It was like a National Geographic moment. Photos taken in the wetlands of Aransas Pass, Texas on 7/4/09.

Beautiful Heron

One more beautiful heron photo with a different background. I loved this photo so much, that I wanted to try putting it in a few different backgrounds. This photo was taken in the wetlands of Aransas Pass, Texas on 7/4/09.

Majestic Heron in the Wetlands

Seeing this beautiful heron just made my 4th of July weekend. He strutted around for us so beautifully. It's nice to know there are still a few wetlands left in this country for now, where you can see some beautiful wildlife, and great to know there are some right here at home in Aransas Pass, Texas.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beautiful Smiling Reno

Forever photogenic, that's our Reno. He used to hate the camera the first year we had him, but now he gives us his biggest smile.

I Love You Just Be Cousin

Wonderful old photo of me, my sisters, and my cousins. Oh, to be young again.

2 Cute

My granddaughter, Faith at 4 1/2 months old. Just 2 Cute for words.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Affectionate Javelina

What a friendly little guy, who came up to the road as we drove through the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. We stopped, and he seemed to want to visit with us or wait for something to eat. We only had pork rinds, so we gave him some, and he loved them. I thought it was ironic that we gave pork to a wild hog.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Day with The Dolphins

It's always a great day when we go to Port Aransas and see dolphins. I don't believe there has ever been a time when we were in Port A that we have not seen at least a few dolphins. Their awe inspiring elegance and magnificent beauty is beyond compare.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Magnificent Vista - Kerrville, Texas

What a nice panoramic view of the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas. Bill took this picture while he was on a business trip in this lovely city.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Brady - I Love You

Ahh, my beautiful Brady when he was still a baby. What a sweet, precious gift from above.