Sunday, November 12, 2006

Beautiful weekend

This is a great time of year to be here in Central Texas! The temperatures are ideal, a few days ago it got close to 90, but the "cold fronts" drop it down to about 70. Aaaah!! Our yard is geared toward butterflies, and there must have been a hundred butterflies visiting the flowering plants back there. Enjoy the pics!!



Sunday morning we went to the UU church*, and it was one of the best services I've been to recently. The band Mundi played, they have an ancient sound, very old Celtic/Renaissance/Muslim flavors. They also had a short play, an act from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and it was hilarious and very well done. I confess I have never read the play or seen the movie so I have total ignorance, but would like to read it sometime. (*yes, I'm an atheist and a UU. The church has several atheist members and nobody thinks they need to become something other than that. So...cool, I can do that.)

After church we went to Maria's Taco Xpress for a brunch of great tacos and gospel music. The band was good. I like gospel music just fine. I don't care what it's about. It's good singing, playing and hand-clapping stuff.


We couldn't bear to come inside, the weather was so beautiful, so we went to the Botanical Gardens. Here's part of the carp pond. Everyone loves the big carp. They are so beautiful and huuuge!.

Here's a kid trying to cross over the pond on stepping-stones and avoid falling in and being nibbled by carp.

The Gardens are full of bamboo, and here's some pretty big bamboo that has been used as a message center. The stalks look like Mister Eko's staff if you watch "Lost". Lots of love notes, and most of the names are hispanic: Jorge, Jose, Beto, Manuel... very common names in Austin, and there's lots of Spanish heard on the street and everywhere. I really need to learn Spanish. It's important.
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5 comments:

HillCountryGal said...

Gorgeous pics, Blueberry. It was a perfect day today, wasn't it? We did yard work (such a pleasure when it's not 107 degrees), ate Q (from Buster's in Lakeway) and played ball with the dogs. Then hubby settled in to watch "his" Cowboys and I took a nap. Delicious.

Neil Shakespeare said...

Bamboo love, huh? Cool. Should be a song in there...

Undeniable Liberal said...

Those are aome sweet pics. I'm jealous. Here in Michigan, it's the ugly season, leaves are gone, everything is ugly. The "pretty snow" will be here soon.

pissed off patricia said...

I think Mother Nature rewarded us for our good choices last Tuesday. The weather here in Florida was wonderful too.

Love those butterfly photos. Such natural decoration for the flowers.

Blueberry said...

HCG: I've got a Cowboys watcher here too.
NS: I bamboo you? bambooty call?
UL: Snow IS pretty, until it turns black and sooty, which takes about 10 mins. in town. Also not so pretty shoveled in a big pile.
PoP: Everything's coming up roses! We're on the sunny side of the street! More happy tunes come to mind... flippin' happy tunes! :-)