|The Colonel paddleboat docked at Moody Gardens|
|bottlebrush - attracts butterflies|
|Hibiscus -- or as my family says "Hi"-biscus (sometimes our humor is a bit off)|
|Hibiscus - bright red against the cloudless sky|
FINALLY!!!! Those lemons came off the tree - dang drought - these were supposed to be off the tree around Christmas, but they just didn't finish juicing up until recently. Actually I was taking them off - whether they were ready or not - there are flowers & the beginnings of new lemons already budding out - the tree needed the energy for the new growth. Lemon Bars this week!! (trivia - we picked 48 lemons)
|weed-filled flower bed|
|The Duranta bush survived!! It is probably very happy to have some breathing room.|
Hope everyone had a good weekend & didn't over-do it like we did. We will enjoy the flowers later, but wow I'm sore in places I didn't know could get sore. If anyone has suggestions on texture plug-ins - I'd like to hear them. Did you notice something missing from my post?? no horse activities!! - actually we did make a trip to the barn so my daughter could ride, but it was a low-key visit - just an easy ride to stretch & exercise the horse, wash tails - barn chores - didn't take an entire afternoon - we (I) needed a break.
Image details: 50mm & 105mm macro -- the only lenses I've carried lately - in my attempts to "travel light" most images SOOC except where specified.