Beauty In All Things.

Purple colored weed.

You can find beauty all around you, even in the weeds in your yard.

An up close view of a robust weed.

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Birds

A group of birds perched on top of some cars.

I thought about calling this post “Da Birds” but decided to just title it as you see.

I grew up being told that birds fly south for the winter. I grew up in West Central Illinois. For some reasons I always thought of Florida never Texas. As you can see they do come here to the Lone Star state.

A parking lot filled with birds.

This was at the end of the day. And doesn’t even begin to show all of the feathered creatures. Of course I had to get one with them in flight.

A parking lot filled with birds.

Okay, I have to do it. “Da birds, da birds. 🐦☺️

The Blush On A Rose.

Two early morning pink roses with dew drops on them.

Woke up to the rose bush outside my bedroom full of these beautiful pink roses. I am always cheered by them. Fun part of living in Texas is that they bloom year round.

Life Among The Weeds.

A red rose blossom among dead leaves.

A red rose blossoms in a flower bed that holds only dead plants from the previous year. It proves life will find a way because this rose happens to be wild.

I noticed it fighting to break the soil last summer and thought it would not survive the winter. It just had to prove me wrong. Our roses are in another flower bed and not a red one in the bunch. Still trying to figure out where the red one came from.

As much as I dislike the Texas weather. I do have to admit that we have some beautiful sunsets down here. The sunrises aren’t anything to sneeze about either.

This was my view while letting my niece practice her driving skills in a local parking lot. Good news we survived.

Here Comes the Sun?

 

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The sky in East Central Texas. 

Ever since the news started reporting that tropical storm Harvey was headed towards Texas, the state started preparing for the worst. Here in my neck of the woods, we were told to just expected rains with some flash flooding.

As the storm turned first from a category one up until it’s final destination as a category four hurricane, we watched people prepare and in some cases evacuate their homes. This photo was taken Saturday night as the sun was setting. The clouds were moving fast, and the sun ended up playing hide and seek among them until it finally set.

The worst is over but we are still not out of danger. Now the rains are adding to the already flooded areas making everything worse. If you can help in any way contact:

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey Fund

Hurricane Harvey Aid- Save the Children

 

Hopefully, soon we’ll be able to say Here Comes the Sun and smile.