August 09, 2007

Finally some Photos!

Where do I begin? The last few days have been a blur - and emotional at that. Hormones are not helping. We've been spread thin between doctor visits, last minute goodbyes and digging for things in the tower of boxes we live in.


What, you thought I was kidding? That is supposed to be my school room. Now you know why school can't really happen in there as of yet.

We enjoyed a fun dinner at Pei Wei with our buddies before they left the country and spent a night at their house while they packed their last few suitcases. Here are some photos of a few of the crew:





We had lunch with Daddy in Austin at Quiznos after my doctor appointment and Morgan rode on the cement horse. (OK, I'll admit, I asked her to do it so I could take a picture. My kids are so awesome to humor me when I have a camera in my hand. They always play along.)


Also worthy of photographing (as you can tell, I DID find my camera at Nana's last weekend)... these wild flowers near where we live.


What is that thing? Anyone know? Looks like a purple pineapple weed.


These little blue beauties are the last three or four bluebonnets of 2007. It has been such a mild summer that they decided to bloom in AUGUST! Seeing bluebonnets in August is a rare treat. I was happy to see them, though - since I missed the show in spring.

Now I better get off of here and get back to my box tower. Maybe I can get a few stacks emptied before it is time to cook dinner tonight.

Talk to you soon. I promise, this will return to a "homeschooling" blog eventually. We just have to find our homeschool materials first!

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Miss Bennet said...

It looks kind of like a thistle, except for the thing sprouting out of the top!

Mama Kautz said...

is it spotted knapweed??

Terri said...

Great pics! And that pile of boxes will go down and be gone before you know it! Have no clue about the flower.

MommyLydia said...

Don't worry about it. I don't just come here for homeschooling.

Anonymous said...

Have no idea of what the flower is but I love purple, so I love the flower. 1 box at a time is the best way.

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

HOORAY!!! You have a camera again! Life is good. :D

Amy said...

I'm so happy that you finally have your camera back!

Sprittibee said...

elizabeth - Yeah, I scoured the weed identification web pages for Texas and California (university sites) and couldn't find it. I also stopped in at an American site that had all the weeds but the list was so long that I got discouraged. I finally gave up and emailed the photo to a weed expert! ;) Maybe I'll get an answer sometime. However, the project was not a complete loss. I did get some great bookmarked native Texas plants for my landscaping project! :) I can't wait to have time to actually do some xeriscaping.

katey - No, I don't think so. :( I did look at that online. It doesn't look anything like that. This thing is really tall (can grow up to 5 or 6 feet) and sprouts another stem out of the flower, it seems... and then another flower on top. It is really strange. I don't think I have ever seen it before. It is like it is from another planet. :)

coloradodreaming - Thanks! Yeah, the boxes-shmoxes. Eventually they will be gone. We did 15 of them yesterday (or so). Another 95 left, eh?

MBR - Awww, shucks. *blushing* Thanks, sweetie.

southerngirlmusings - Yeah, the flower is rather striking. It looked great with the other interesting wildflowers it was growing with (including wild sunflowers). It is in a weed patch that is rather TALL at the end of a curb in our subdivision. I had to stop the car when I got a closer look at the flowers on that purple weed. It was so interesting that it looks so much like a pineapple. I'll have to post one of the non-"ripe" flowers also. It is green with a hint of purple. Very pretty.

bunny - :) Yeah, I'm glad to have it back. Although... I do have camera envy. My father-in-law's camera is better than mine. I really want one that has interchangeable lenses. I'm due for a new one. We bought this digital back in 2003 and it was great back then (5mpx). However, I miss the 35mm zoom capabilities I had with my Elan II. I love photography. Wish I could get paid for it.

Amy - Thanks! I'm happy, too. I wish I had it with me during all these past weeks, but I guess I'll have to just let go and move on. :)

Amico Dio said...

Oh my! I thought my box pile was large but that is HUGE! I can't find all of my homeschool stuff yet either. I can't wait till everything is finished and I can settle down and be back to normal again!!

I am so glad you found your camera!!

Sprittibee said...

You moving too? :) Yeah, we only got 15 boxes done yesterday... the kids are really helping me since I'm so tired in my first trimester. I'm bribing them with chocolate. ;) My son is even breaking the boxes down himself and taking them to the garage for me. Things could definitely be worse. I'm so glad I have my two little monsters to help me!!!



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