Saturday, May 30, 2015

New Life

We had some Cardinals make a home in one of the rose bushes round back.  It was an exciting time.
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At first we spied the nest, then the eggs, and then finally, the little birdies with their mouths wide open.
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Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the moment they flew away tho.
Maybe they will be back next year :)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fearsome Clouds

I have never had so much fear of the clouds and the sky as I did today.

Sure, there have been really crazy skies this past month, like these photos from several weeks ago,
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but they are NOTHING compared to what was going in the skies over us today.

I walked outside before dinner time, and saw the dark storm clouds literally swirling above our house.



The clouds in the photos above, were like child's play compared to what was going round and round right above our heads.

The hubs got some video, I believe ( and photos?), but all I could do was stand there and pray. Frantic praying.

After a while, the swirling lessened, and although the clouds did not dissipate, I was saying prayers of Thanksgiving right away. 

It rained pretty hard and hailed some afterwards, and there was some leaking in the RV, but I felt very blessed and lucky.

Oh, and then I find out we have THIS to look forward to. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers' Day

In Bloom

It has been a wet winter and spring.  And so, it was really  no surprise that the wildflowers this year were more magnificent and beautiful than I can remember in at least a bunch of years.
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What I noticed this year was how there was almost a timetable of when the flowers emerged.  First were the yellow ones, then the purple ones, then the white ones,  so on and so forth - something I don't think I ever noticed in the past.
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Isn't nature just amazing?
Our Irises have also been quite spectacular this year. I wish they weren't so fleeting, tho, and that they lasted longer.
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The same goes for the roses. They just burst into bloom a couple of weeks back, like they were rejuvenated somehow. 
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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Dyess Big Country AirFest 2015

The hubs loves aeronautics.

We were even at Kitty Hawk a few months after the 100th anniversary.

And so it was no surprise that the hubs brought us out to the Air Fest even though he hadn't been feeling too well for the past few days.
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We got there a little late, and so most of the acts had pretty much done their stuff.  
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We had also had the experience of getting caught in the massive traffic jam to and from the air show a few years back, and were perfectly happy parked with many others, along the perimeter/fence to watch the show from the back of our car.
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We saw a couple of acts, and then the grand finale, The Thunderbirds.  And yes, the little boy would certainly agree on that name, seeing how many times he held up his hands to his ears.
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They certainly did not disappoint.  I kept thinking about the wives and families of these men, and how they must have palpitations each time the men perform.
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I had forgotten that the Thunderbirds' segment went on for almost half an hour.
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They did all sorts of amazing acrobatics in the air,
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and were zooming all around us.
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The last Air Fest in Abilene was in 2012, and the last time the Thunderbirds performed here was in 2010. This time it was extra special because the Commander and Lead Pilot is from Abilene.
Don't make us wait too long till your next appearance, Thunderbirds.