Friday, June 30, 2006

Pretty to look at

I like the colors here a lot. I also think it is a funny plant b/c the blooms seem like little mouths, like from Little Shop of Horrors. Ready to open up and snap as creatures draw near.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


I just thought this was really pretty. Makes me think of a fancy dessert. Click here to see a full picture.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Beautiful music

It's raining outside, pouring actually. Some rolling thunder. And my niece practicing on the piano. It is so peaceful.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Viet Cuisine

The soup is traditional Vietnamese; very delicious, it's called Bun Rieu Oc. Consists of vermicelli noodles, escargot, crab, shrimp paste, tofu, tomatos, scallions. I love the decorative topping.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Today I flew to see my family in FL. So though this morning we lifted off at 6:00 a.m. and this is what we saw above the clouds. I will be here for a full week so I will post as often as I can.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Starcke Furniture Co.

I love some of these old buildings in town. This is on one corner of our Central Park, the town square I usually call it. The business has been around for a very very long time, 1910 is listed on their sign. It's two stories, with a basement and we bought our sleigh bed from them. They're a great business and they have such an interesting old building. I love it when I see names on buildings. The Nolte family is very prominent in Seguin.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Beautiful AND Delicious

We went to a dessert social Saturday night and it was wonderful. The creator of these treats is very modest but she need not be -- her treats were superb!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Refreshing waters

It was another day in the upper 90s so on the way home, I stopped by the fountain on the town square. It was refreshing to walk around a bit after being in the car for the 45 minute commute home from work. I wish I could have soaked my feet but I believe that's not allowed.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ice Cream!

We just got a new ice cream shop in town! Hooray! This will be our 3rd attempt to sustain one and I hope this one is successful. We did our part to support the local business -- I got pistachio almond, Mark got Butterfinger and Luke got mango. It was yum!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Palace

I wish this theatre was still open and showing current runs. It is really pretty all lit up in the evening on the rare occassion they are showing a movie. The last time I was there, we saw To Kill a Mockingbird, original black and white. Part of a library reading program/special event. It was awesome.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


On the Guadalupe River again. I like looking at the water there. I went back to see if this flower had bloomed but I could not find it again. It must have drifted away.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Like the birdhouse posted earlier, this is pretty fancy. It matches the main house (must be something in the Seguin water that makes people want to match freestanding accessories to their homes).

Sunday, June 11, 2006


My husband and I go walking sometimes and I always like looking at this treehouse, one of the fanciest I have seen. I would have loved one like this when younger. But then again, I might enjoy it now as well! A quiet escape from all the things going on in our lives.

Sorry about the lack of posts, last week was the final days of our renovation project of the house and it just was not pleasant and consumed almost all our time. It's mostly done now and the worse is over so my posts should be more consistent.

Good night everyone!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Rain Thingy

I thought these lion heads made for some very cool rain whatevers. I don't know what these are called either but I am having an sort of animal thing going this week I see. I just thought they looked neat and it's a nice way of directing rain rather than have it just go into a regular rain gutter onto the pavement.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Fancy Dwellings

One of the fanciest bird houses I have ever seen. It was filled with activity but when I snapped the shot, the little birds flew off or went inside.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Horse Thingy

This is the only one I have seen in town. I really like it. I don't know the formal name of it but it's where people use to tie their horse reins in the days when that was the means of transportation. This one has been preserved nicely.

Monday, June 05, 2006

It's summer and the pecan trees have put out their leaves. I've been looking at a lot of trees lately. Why? Because there is a little white, fuzzy caterpiller that likes the poor pecan trees. And I want to make sure those things don't fall on me! They just drop out of the trees like leaves on a fall day. Yuck. Anyway, a couple of years ago, the worms were so bad, most of the pecan trees in town were eaten up. It can be horrible. This is one of our trees in the backyard.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Red Vader

Also from the car gathering yesterday. This truck got my attention because the front looks like a face to me. A little like Darth Vader but that's just what came to my mind.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Time to cruise for the old-timers. We were at my favorite burger joint - kitchen still not useable. :( However, we got a treat b/c there was a club meeting going on and all these cool vintage cars were parked out front. They were restored beautifully and it was nice to see and hear the owners inside. They were a lively bunch and seem to enjoy each other. It's nice to have people with whom to share your hobby. We heard them talk about meeting down by the square but we didn't follow them.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Home Renovations

We're in the final stages of some major renovations to our 100+ year old home so I was too busy tub hunting after work yesterday to post. Sorry everyone! I did hunt around Seguin on the way home in search of an interesting parking situation but discovered we are quite unexciting in that department. Lots of 2 hour parking and some free parking along the 2 main downtown streets but that's about it.

We went to a place called Clawfoot Bathtub. It's in San Marcos which is 20 minutes from Seguin. We wanted a new old-fashion clawfoot tub and found one though not the Texas tub you see here. We also got to see other interesting tubs and accessories (talk about pricey), meet a good old hippy (very nice guy) and an adorable cat name Pretty Kitty.

More Clawfoot Bathtub photos.