Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with Snake

Had a wonderful time at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, walking the outside trails, looking for butterflies in the gardens and checking out plants. We saw a small snake in the - still hot - shade along one way. I showed it to a group of about 10 kids, just imagine the excitement. When they were gone, we stayed and watched and took some pictures. We looked it up in a Texas snake book and I am sure it was a Texas Garter Snake, likely a black nose east Texan variety (cannot find it online).
I have seen several snakes there over time, and as much as we like to pet the pond turtles in the front, seeing a snake is always exciting.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Days in West Texas

Some really nice days in Alpine, Fort Davis, Davis Mountains, McDonnald Observatory (including stargaze). And it was actually cooler than in many other places, in the lower 90s.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

American Girls Library - feelings with a new cover

Just some fun project. I wanted to give this book about feelings and how to deal with them as a gift. I bought it on ebay, but did not like the book cover too much.

So I took the covers off, added endpapers and a new cover. I used some very thin cardstock with maps on it to have it look a bit like map to a pirate's hidden treasure. And to top it, I used a piece of darkly tanned leather to make the spine of the book.

The original binding was excellent, well bound books, very pleased with this.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

some days in Houston

Aquarium, Museum for natural science, NASA space center, some other stuff. It was nice to travel a bit and see something different.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Archery Again!

Finally I am back again to archery. Class at 9 this morning was nice. Did not do too bad and was able to use my new 50 lb takedown recurve for the whole time.

Bow from 3 rivers
Classes at K.C.'s Outdoors southeast of Austin.

And such a beautiful morning - and my shoulder is just a bit sore ;-)
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