Silly cats

A quick post to say hello…Hello!

Recently, we bought a cat tree because one of our cats decided climbing the walls was a good idea.

Cat climing post in living room

Domovoi so hyper he climbed the wall!

To combat this, I bought him a six foot cat tree. Yes. Him. Apparently, he believes the cat tree is his.

Domo sitting high above on a 6 foot cat tree

Domo on top of his castle surveying his domain.

Anyone else have a cat who believes all the things are his? LOL!


July Vacation – The Alamo

This past week, hubby and I went to San Antonio for a college friend’s wedding. We decided to make this trip our vacation this year, so we extended our trip a bit more than others.

On our first day we visited the historic Alamo. We were surprised at how close it was to our hotel and to the San Antonio River Walk. We arrived at the hottest part of the day and happily learned admission was free. We opted for the audio tour, which I would recommend. It really gave us some wonderful information.

Enjoy some photos from the Alamo. It is small today compared to what it was in 1836. But, it is pretty interesting. Sadly, we were unable to take images within the mission itself, so all photos are from the grounds, which are impressive in their own right.

The Alamo

The Alamo through the trees. It is right in the middle of town. Odd to be walking along a modern street and come across a building from the 1700s.


The Alamo from the front. It is a beautiful building.

The Alamo from the front. It is a beautiful building.


The Alamo

The Alamo front with a modern building next to it. It is amazing to see the old and the new together.


The Alamo Garden

Behind the Alamo is a beautiful garden. This garden wasn’t part of the original structure, but added for the 1968 World’s Fair.


The Alamo Garden

Beautiful trees and pathways at the Alamo garden. The gardens are peaceful, even with many people wandering about.


The Alamo koi

There is a small stream between the Alamo and the gardens. In this stream are incredibly large koi. They do say everything in Texas is bigger…


The Alamo cactus

Beautiful cactus outside the Alamo. The flowers were gorgeous and sitting next to the Alamo mission made them amazing.


The Alamo at night

Seeing the Alamo at night is amazing. It is gorgeous as the sun is setting. The blue sky against the mission is just gorgeous.


The Alamo doors

I have a fascination with doors. Especially old doors. These doors are amazing.


The Alamo tree

This tree stands to the right of the Alamo in front. In the evening with lights illuminating it, the tree is incredibly beautiful.


The Alamo at night

This was one of the images I desperately wanted to get while on vacation. The trick to this image is to go later at night to avoid people walking around. I took this around 11:00 p.m. at night. I love this photo!


Fun with flowers and shadows

The other night I was walking through the living room. The way the lights in the house were on, there was a pretty cool shadow of my beautiful roses on the wall. I knew I had to take a photo of it.

Shadow of roses

Shadow of roses

I loved how you can clearly see the flowers and yet you don’t see them. Plus, I’m in love with these roses. I’ve had them since mid-May and while they have died, they still look amazing.

Pretty roses with shadow

Pretty roses with shadow

You can see the bottom roses have started to droop, but they are still so pretty. They look antique to me and yet, they are just simple roses. These roses make me smile and seeing the wonderful shadow they cast also made me happy.

Remember, look around you for an interesting composition. Sometimes the unusual captures something just as good as the actual item!

Atlantic League All-Star Game

Well, there’s egg on my face! My apologies for not posting some of these images sooner.  I had every intention of putting up some photos from the Atlantic League All-Star game held at Sovereign Bank Stadium (home of the York Revolution), but somehow never got back to posting them.  Without further ado, enjoy some photos from the All-Star game!

After introductions, the teams are lined up along the first and third baselines for the National Anthem.

Historic planes fly overhead. They reminded me of Snoopy and the Red Baron!

York Revolution's Corey Thurman's first pitch (strike 1!)

First pitch for the Freedom Division

The York Revolution's mascot Downtown playing with beach balls in the stands

The Racing President's heading to the start. Did Teddy Win? What do you think?

Freedom Division wins! (sorry for the spoiler!)

Let Teddy Win!

Before sharing with you the Atlantic League All-Star game held at the home of the York Revolution at Sovereign Bank Stadium, I thought I’d share with you some images I had published on the Let Teddy Win! blog.  For those not in the know,  the Montreal Expos (baseball) moved to Washington D.C. in 2005, then as an extension of the Dollar Derby from their initial stadium, the team began the President’s Race in 2006.  Four of our most well-known Presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt – began racing around Nationals Park.  To date, Teddy (our 26th President) has never won a race.  Ever.

Because of this, a movement was born – Let Teddy Win!  A blog that follows the adventures of POTUS 26 and chronicles all the many ways Teddy has been kept from crossing the finish line first. So, when the President’s took a ride up I-95 to support the Atlantic League at their All-Star game in York, I knew I had to document it.  Once photographed, I contacted the dedicated people at the Let Teddy Win blog and offered photographic evidence of the hard-working Presidents.  He accepted and today, you can find my take on the President’s Race and photographs of the race.  Check it out!  And learn about and join in the movement to Let Teddy Win!

Let Teddy Win! ~ Nationals racing presidents at All-Star Game