Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bigger in Texas

Alas, I have finished off the 56 oz. bag of M&M's. What a relief! We bought the monster bag at Costco just a week ago and I couldn't keep my grubby little hand out of it. So thank goodness that's not haunting me anymore. Now, I just need to work on that 4 lb. jug of jelly bellies. Then I can start my diet.

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "Everything's bigger in Texas". Well, I've only been here 6 months but I'm finding this to be true. Especially when it comes to the flowers.I wanted to share a picture of my hibiscus growing in a pot in the backyard. The blooms are nearly 7" across. They are gorgeous! And my plant has another dozen buds on it so it will be fun to watch over the next several days while we're still here. (Sorry the first picture is blurry. I don't know how to work my hubby's camera very well so the second pic is with mine.)

The other great thing about Texas is we can plant things that wouldn't grow in Utah or New Mexico. The Captain is anxious to plant a palm tree in the backyard. He's always wanted to live somewhere that he could have a palm tree in his yard. Aah, it's the little things. He's so easy to please. :)

Well, I hope you're having a funtastic weekend. We're expecting thunder showers again today so we have nothing planned for outside. But, that's fine with me for now. Makes me feel less guilty for sitting at the computer. And we don't have high-speed internet at our summer place so I've got to enjoy it while I can.

I should have another Word Art freebie for you soon so check back in with me.

Happy Sails!


Linda said...

What a beautiful photo of that flower! Awesome. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments you left. I will try and keep coming up with thoughts, my mind seems to be full of them LOL
Enjoy your vacation at the lake!
Take care...

Barbara said...

That hibiscus is big! Gorgeous color too!