Fun!

Bluebonnet season is here!
I wanted to get a new photo for my blog site.
Taking pictures in the Bluebonnets would seem so simple.
But … it’s not.
Waiting for the right flower height,
a sunny day with no rain,
and no wind
can be a feat,
with only about a two week window of opportunity,
to boot.

Texas will seem dry as a bone
until the Bluebonnets come out.
April showers bring April flowers
in Texas,
regardless of what you’ve heard.

 
The day arrived.
And I thought you might be interested to see the fun
Bluebonnet Bloopers!
 
 
Not quite ready …
 and are you sure you can’t see the Tigger beach towel I’m sitting on?



Not quite ready … and starting to get a little aggravated here …
and the sun is so bright.



Oh, the wind …



Repairing the wind damage …



The wind again! More aggravated …
 


Praying for the nightmare to end!
My attitude began going South
and
smelled a little like this …
 
 

 

but we’ll focus on the flower.

And then,

lo and behold,
you finally get a decent picture
but humidity has definitely taken hold …
and this is partly why people think women in Texas
have big hair.
H-U-M-I-D-I-T-Y
 
 

 
And you realize the first one taken was basically the best.
Why didn’t you just stop there?
Mercy.
(the lesson is never learned)
 


First one taken.

**

 
Another funny thing around our household …
I have a ceramic eagle that I use throughout my book
in reference to a “bad gift.”
See below …

 

I had taken it down for a speaking engagement,
and look what filled its place …

 



Day 1
Day 2
 

Aslan, our cat, is beginning to become a fixture around here.
 
**
 
Then, this little thing was just inches from me this week,
adding a new dimension to:
“if it had been a snake, it would have bit me!”

It’s just a baby diamondback water snack … I mean snake.

Don’t worry …
it’s safe and sound
miles down the road!

**
 

The year’s first scorpion was discovered
in Karalee’s room.
She slept in Katelyn’s room that night!
Unfortunately, it’s not safe and sound.
And unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of it,
but I do have a picture of the tiniest one we found last year …
it’s so tiny, it’s almost cute:

This is a piece of a regular sized paper towel.

  

Oh, and I have a new article out in
WMU’s Mission Mosaic magazine
titled,
“Bridging the Gap:
Friendships that Cross Age Lines.”
If you’d like to order one,
go here.
I had the sweet chance to write about a very dear friend,
who is like an older sister to me …

Ronda and me. And this is what humidity does to my hair
when I don’t dry it with a hair dryer.
 
We went to Disney back in February.
I never had a chance to post any photos,
so here is my favorite photo …

Pooh, me, and Tigger (hee, hee!) at the end of a very long day.
The best thing about this photo … I didn’t have to wait in line,
deal with the rain or the wind!

 

Blessings,
Shelli 
 
 


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