|our sweet Tux's face up close|
I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend. However, the news with all the severe weather, tornadoes, and flash flooding has kept everyone from relaxing too much. We did go over to my son's house for a bar-b-que Monday afternoon, and had a lovely time with family, but didn't stay too long with the weather threatening. Too much flash-flooding (although luckily we didn't come across any in our area - north east of Dallas).
Apparently San Antonio and Austin were hit hard too. My daughter sent a video of the high water crossing the road leading to their house. And there were numerous videos of cars being caught and people being either rescued or swept away. We had planned to go to Terrell this week to visit Ham's Peach Orchard, but after seeing a video of down-town Terrell (the water was over the car tires), we decided to put it off for now.
On a lighter note - I used an old recipe of my mom's for Carrot Cake yesterday. Since I hadn't made a carrot cake in probably 20 years and since I think it's a favorite of my son's, I thought I'd give it a go for Memorial Day. It's not one of those that uses pineapple or raisins, just plain ol' grated carrots... and a touch of cinnamon, but it came out fine... moist and not too sweet. I think you could probably put that cream cheese and pecan icing on anything and it would be good.
|baby chick under mama chick's wing|
Grand daughter texted me to say that they had 4 little chicks hatching at their house. I told her to send me a pic and this is what I got. Isn't it adorable?
I wrote this Tuesday, but forgot to post it. Later in the week I had a day or so of melancholy as can be found on My Mulberry Days site. But it's passed and all is well now...
How do animal mamas just know what to do!ReplyDelete
Glad you and yours were not severely impacted by the flooding. It will be such a cleanup.
Great question, Joanne. I guess it's instinct.Delete
Babies of all kinds are adorable, but that is quite an artsy photo.ReplyDelete
Babies of all critters are adorable. And it took me a minute looking at that pic to actually tell what I was looking at.Delete
Our news has carried the flooding, etc. in Texas--so scary. Purrs and purrayers to all affected.ReplyDelete
That little chick is precious. :-) Are they for eggs only? I mean, being raised for fresh eggs.
They have the chickens for the fresh eggs only... otherwise, they are pets.Delete
my heart goes out to the poor folks in Texas, it's feast or famine there much of the time.ReplyDelete
It has been strange lately... drought for the longest, now it can't stop raining. We were really pleased at first... now it's a bit overkill. We had a bad storm last night that knocked out our power.Delete
Glad to hear you escaped the worst of those Texas floods. I worry about my own family who lives in the Fort Worth area. Those are both sweet pictures, Rian. :-)ReplyDelete
DJan, I hope your family in Fort Worth is OK. We are not in an area that generally floods... even though there is a creek behind us. It would have to go up about 15 feet to get to our house. But we had more severe weather last night that did knock out our power... and they are forecasting more Sat and Sun.Delete
What a sweet photo of the little chick!ReplyDelete
I hope the weather improves quickly. I'm sure it is very worrying with the flooding, tornados, and high winds. Take care!