Monday, May 31, 2010

May reflections

Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
So here ends another month and summer is knocking on the door loud and clear. I can't say that I love summers-especially here in Texas with the awful heat and humidity. Usually, I go into hibernation but trying to force myself to get out more and exercise. Chulo and I have taken to walking again after I get back from my bike ride. The bike has been calling my name more of late and it is nice to feel the wind on my face-what littler there is these days. Thankfully the rains have been somewhat steady this past month and with it come dark clouds with very nice breezy winds.
There are a few nice things I am looking forward to this summer. June brings the release of Ottmar Liebert's new CD-POP/Petals on the Path. July brings another week of vacation and seeing an Ottmar Liebert concert at House of Blues and in August, Lilith Fair stops by at the Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion.
The next three months will seem like an eternity but I only have to look back at how fast the last three months have flown.

BTW, today was Memorial Day and I never forget this special day for all our veterans and always remember that some gave all.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bambusa chungii

Bambusa chungii
Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
My new prized possession!
Bambusa Chungii
Have been wanting to purchase bamboo
for quite some time.
Acutally, I bought two last month
as the left side of garden is a
Textilis "Gracilis

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I was a Bird

Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
I was a bird,
that loved to fly,
catching the wind as it went south
and I could touch every inch of sky
and the sweetest songs trilled from my mouth
but I'm no bird anyone can see
and there's no wind waiting for me
It's just a dream, it's just a dream
to be a bird flying free....
lyrics by Mary Chapin Carpenter

This little birdie had just sprung free from his nest box and I managed to capture him before he truly tested his wings by flying off into the big unknown world
and for a second I so wished I had his wings.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Mom

Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
Thank you mom for all you have given. I cannot believe how fast the years have gone. One of my most treasured moments that I will never forget is when I earned my Master's Degree and I found you in the crowd with tears flowing down your face. I will always know how proud you are of I am of you.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

April Showers

Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz
Bring May flowers, but really this photo was taken in April and one of my faves in capturing such colorful blooms found while visiting Caldwell Nursery in Rosenberg. My backyard garden was expanded last month and I bought various plants/flowers but this kind did not make the trek back home to Houston.