The Retreat in Progress

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fredericksburg Wildflowers

My mother, sister, and I treated ourselves for Mother's Day and spent the weekend in Fredericksburg.  We had plenty of good food and drink and walked all over town shopping for things we didn't need.  We took some time out from spending money and took a short drive to Willow City and drove the Willow City Loop. 

The Loop was pretty, but apparently we were too late to see the abundance of wildflowers that were present a few weeks prior.  It was also quite difficult to take pictures while on the Loop as it is a very narrow, winding road with signs constantly reminding the driver not to stop on the road.  However, we were able to stop along highway 16 and took some photos of the remaining wildflowers along the roadside, which was mostly Indian Blanket and few random Wine Cups.

Field of Indian Blanket

I like the yellow and red combination along with the funky looking cactus.

Wine Cup

Indian Blanket

Back to Fredericksburg for food, drink, and shopping.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

For Butterfly Lovers

This post is for butterfly lovers.  Photos from Key West's Butterfly Conservatory.

I hope you enjoy them.  I threw in a photo of a bird in the beginning and a moth at the end for a little diversity.


Monday, May 6, 2013

I am behind on my posts and need to post these pictures of the cruise we took over a month.  We went out of Galveston and went to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas.  Most of the photos I took were in Key West of Saint Paul's Church and the Butterfly Conservancy.

 Which way to go?

This handsome man greeted us in one of the many shops in Key West.

Bead Art.

Johnny Depp Look-a-Like.

 Rooster on a signpost above our heads.

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Little Bit of Italy in February

A friend and I took a short road trip to Florence, Texas to check out the Vineyard at Florence. We tasted a few of the wines, went on a tour, and had brunch.  

Now that's what I call a bottle of wine!

Sometimes you have to have coffee with your mimosa...especially when it is 11:00 am.