Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Spring in Texas. Everything is suddenly very green, thunderstorms rumble through periodically, the roses are in full bloom. Beautiful!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Home from Houston

Brian and I went to Houston last week. He attended the annual meeting of the AAPG and I revisited old friends and a few favorite places.

We of course had to go to a baseball game at Minute Maid Park:

We had lunch at the Black Lab in Montrose:

We visited the Natural Science Museum, the Menil, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Center for Contemporary Craft.
I also spent a day in the Woodlands with friends.

We moved to Fort Worth over five years ago, but I still have a soft spot for Houston. Always will.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Home from Saint Thomas

Brian and I just spent a week in St. Thomas with our friends from Colorado. It was fabulous. The water was warm and clear and the most beautiful turquoise blue I've ever seen:

We spent one day sailing, with a midday stop for snorkeling:

Together we rented a villa on a cliff above the sea:

We spent every day at a different beach, some on St. Thomas, some on St. John. This is Lindquist beach on St. Thomas:

Our villa had a deck overlooking the sea. The view was amazing, and this century plant added a splash of yellow:

We had some great happy hours on that deck! There was always a lovely breeze, pelicans and frigate birds soaring overhead, hummingbirds (during the day) and fruit bats (at night) feeding on the century plant, the waves crashing on the rocks was a beautiful place!

Elena and I saw several green sea turtles feeding on sea grass while snorkeling at Maho beach on St. John. She and I are both turtle lovers, so we were pretty excited:

Our villa came with several friendly iguanas. Two spent their days sunning on our roof: some basked on the rocks below the villa. They all loved bananas:

The bougainvillea was everywhere. I wish my bougainvillea would grow half as well:

Brian and I took underwater shots with 35 mm film. I'll post a few when we get them back.

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