Friday, July 18, 2014

I remember you, June...

Can you believe it's almost August? 

Can you believe I haven't posted anything here since early summer?

Poor neglected blog.

I'm going to slow things down and mosey back in time, via some of my favorite shots from June.

Most are from our morning walks, which start pretty early. We haven't had many 100 degree days, 
but even the 90's are too hot for Max these days.

June is when the Mountain Pinks decorate the roadsides. 
But they aren't the only wildflowers in the Hollow.

We were blessed with rain this summer. 
See the raindrops left on these yucca petals?

 Rain spills down the hills around us, 
creating huge ruts on our dirt roads, 
so Tom and Daniel spent a morning digging and stacking rocks 
to divert the water down to the culvert below. 

In June my nephew brought us a treat - my great-niece. 
She is truly a little doll, inside and out.

We didn't notice until I took the photo and zoomed in close that there's a tiny "pearl" in the middle of this star-shaped plant. 
Anyone know what this is called?

Would you believe Belle is 4 years old now? 
She still acts like a puppy, though, and has the energy of two.

It's funny to me that we say everything in Texas is bigger, yet we call this Lake Austin.

Would you believe a friend's sister lives with this view every day?
I felt blessed just getting to visit and see it once!

More from our early morning walks. 

My friend Leslie turned 55 this month. 

When you've been friends with someone for 40 years, 
you better hang on to them, because they really do know too much about you!
I'd hang on to her anyway. She's a sweetheart.

Speaking of hanging on, this little guy kept me company one day when I was working at home.

I ate my first Torchy's Taco in June. 
I'm ready for another one!

Visits to my house are an adventure for my mom...and impossible without my sons to help maneuver her wheelchair up and down our inclined rock path. 
(Don't take your legs and lungs for granted!)

I gave blood for the first time in more than thirty years in June. 
Then wondered why I hadn't done it sooner. 
No big deal!

I'm glad I chose to be part of Keller Williams Realty for many reasons, 
but one of them is their attitude that we're family. 

Our market center plans fun things for us to do together, 
including a happy hour at the Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis, 
where we watched the sun set.

I told him I just had to take his picture. 
He was cool with it.

I spotted this in a new home I was touring. 
I hope I can find one in a store.
(I'd say I'd make one, but I know better.)


  1. Hi Barbara! Loved viewing your photos. Looks like you have had a busy summer.
    All the best,


  2. lake austin is beautiful! :) glad you are enjoying summertime.

  3. happy to see a peek into your summer

  4. Hey! I recognize those umbrellas...a Mexican restaurant, right? Some lovely sunsets can be seen there. :)

    Wish I could help you on the plant ID. That is really cool.

    Good to see you posting! Have a great rest of the summer.

  5. Barbara, these are wonderful!!
    And yes, it is all going by way too quickly.
    I too, cannot believe that it will be August soon.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  6. June is done? I thought we just left winter behind.

    I love the photo of your mom and the little one, and of the green petal/leaf flower. Let us know if you find out what it is, please?

  7. Well these ere worth the wait. Great shots, Barbara! Of course I always like the doggies especially.

  8. What a beautiful series of wildflowers. I loved the inspirational sign and the quirky, wonderful guy in the tie-dye shirt.


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