Fall is coming… and so is the obsession with PUMPKINS!

For some reason this year, as fall is approaching, I have developed an obsession with pumpkins.  I don’t know if it’s the fact that it’s been so dang hot this year, or if I miss the glorious autumn colors of my hometown (in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia), or if I’m just super psyched about Christmas decorations this year and that’s bleeding over into all the other holidays.

Who knows?

All I know is I’ve started an impressive collection of adorably cute pumpkins, and I’m loving them all!



My first pumpkin, found at an awesome little shop in Stewartsville, VA.  I lugged this puppy all the way home to Dallas in a tote bag on the plane.  😉  Found the little pumpkin salt and pepper shakers at JoAnns.  =)




A few more pumpkins I’ve picked up at Antique Malls and also a couple from JoAnns as well!



This picture is very important…  See those adorable little felt pumpkins in the front?  I loved these from the moment I found them yesterday – happily peeking up at me from a little basket full of pumpkins in the Antique Mall.  Pay special attention to these pumpkins, because NOT AN HOUR after I put them out, they met their demise at the paws of our cat, Checkers.  I managed to salvage two of them and placed them in a room the cat is not allowed in, however one of them was a total loss.  I’m really sad about that one =(



And my last set of fall decorations thus far.  I think they make a rather cute centerpiece!

If you think this is bad, wait until you see the Christmas collection I’m amassing.  😉  It’s really quite awesome.


Somewhere along the way…

I stopped being a Plumeria “Enthusiast” and somehow crossed the line into “Hoarder”….

I prefer to think of it as simply: I’m a Plumeria Farmer 😉

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The little things in life

One of the things I learned from my scuba diving instructor has bled over into my everyday life. Appreciate the smaller things in life. Whenever we dive together, he is always looking into the little crevices, around the coral, and in the sand, and he always finds the neatest little things that would normally go unnoticed.

I have always enjoyed finding the beauty in the little things. For instance, where some see an old, dilapidated barn – I see color, history, and rugged beauty.


And this tiny hummingbird that graced our yard yesterday…. What do YOU see?


He’s a busy little guy – but he sure did love our esperanza!

Worth Waking Up For


Sunrise over Lake Lavon

Full Moon Tonight….



Why the long face??



Going Dry…

We’ve had a long, hot, dry summer and it’s really starting to become very obvious that the drought is really bad news. Yet, I still see people watering on the wrong days, or watering the sidewalk, the street, the driveway….


This is Lake Lavon on my way out to Princeton this morning… These tree stumps used to be covered by many feet of water – now there’s hardly any water covering them at all. This is our reservoir, and it’s quickly being reduced to almost nothing… Scary to think what lies ahead if we don’t get some rain, and soon!

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