Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cold and Icy Weather!

There was ice over everything when we awoke yesterday morning! 

The first 11 pictures in this post were taken by Ben, who beat me outside with a camera... :)


Because it was ice, not snow or sleet, the grass remained colorful even while the trees had a white/frosty look...






Frozen fungus




Then, a little later, I ventured out into the cold and took the photos you see below:





Gorgeous!






Dark...

...or light. Which background do you like better?


Sorry for so many pictures -- this rare event was too pretty to take just a few!



Minimalistic


Even the junipers had an ice coating!




It was a gorgeous display of another of our Creator's arsenal of beauty tricks!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Autumn and More...

Our gorgeous walk. How grateful I am for it!




Many of the trees have lost their leaves, but we still have some lovely fall color. :)


A beautiful scene

Helping out at the ICR Volunteer day! :)

Playing

Deborah and a puzzle -- a fun Winter sight!


Mom, Debs, Stephen & I went window-shopping in downtown McKinney -- a real treat!

So Christmassy!

Neutrals & sparkles...

;)


Colors -- I love it!

Are we thankful for what God has given us, or are we living in a rosy-expectation-filled future?


Neat



Old clocks galore -- a fun decorating idea!

Tiny books in tiny shelves...

Autumn color

Our two (cute) buddies!

Saturday, we attended the funeral of a friend of our guys', Deputy Sheriff Wayne Walker. He was a polite, manly upholder of law & order who will be greatly missed.

There was a long, long, long line of law enforcement vehicles there to honor him.

People gathering...

Honor guard

There were 200-300 people there -- over half of them law enforcement.

Honor guard


At church, guys talk... :)


...and parents converse... :)

That's all for now -- we'll be going to San Antonio for Thanksgiving in a few days, and will come back with lots of photos, you can bet! ;)