Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Repurposed Nursery

Dusk in the green house at the Farm Bee Yard
Not too long ago, the Schulz Nursery opened a location in Seguin on Highway 123 and we were happy they did. We always enjoyed visiting their Marion location. Unfortunately, their Seguin location has since closed and we were sad to see the pretty property sit unused. Then, an organic farmer (My Father's Farm) moved his business there and leased the property and asked us to move our hives along with them. It's been a good location for us, easy to get to and fast shot from home (about 10 minutes at most). I like to visit Mark and David when they check and work on the bees out there. It's so peaceful and at the same time, it's always just a touch spooky to me. I always think that the abandoned greenhouses would make a superb place to film a scary, suspenseful flick. :) Just not when I'm there alone. Not that I plan on being there alone anytime soon.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Love's Truck Stop

I went with friends to the new Love's today so they could get some Arby's goodness for lunch. We checked out the shopping area - holy cow! You can find a lot of stuff in there. lol. From tires and the usual gas station fare to purses, shirts, crystal figurines and yes, even some gear for tonight's rodeo in San Antonio. :) Gearing up for the rodeo

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Paintbrush Sky

Sunset Feb 20, 2012
Another gorgeous sunset in little ole Seguin. What a lush winter we are having. This week is unusually mild - upper 70s tomorrow! Come Friday, it's suppose to snap back to a chilly reality. Good. I'm not ready for the cold to disappear just yet.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rain at the Saffold Dam

Saffold Dam Feb 18
This morning we drove by the dam to see the waters after all the rains we've been receiving lately. Nice to see it flowing well again. The second shot is a vintage filter I enjoy using from an app called tadaa.
Vintage Saffold Dam Feb 18

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello Clouds

Skies in front of the mill
Saw this pretty sky across from the mill this morning. :) More rain forecasted.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Early Flowers

Agarita 2
The weather's been pretty mild lately with a few days of cold sprinkled here and there; pretty mild winter overall really. The wonderful thing is the rain we've been getting. Everything is so green compared to this time last year and the bees are building up for the flowers that are coming. Here's an early bloomer - the Agarita. I love the name and the look of it. If it bloomed in winter, I'd definitely cut some and put in a vase for Christmas. Very lovely.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Sweetness

A taste of Godiva
Happy Valentines' Day, everyone. Sweetheart or not, I hope you each have a special day and a lot of love in your life.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Windows & Birds

Windows on the square
Here's a shot of some windows on the second floor of a building not currently being used for anything, that I know of anyway. I wonder what happened to the one with the broken pane. And I have been meaning to share this one of some beautiful little birds I saw last Saturday in our pecan tree in the backyard. I don't know what they are, perhaps finches of some sort? It was raining a bit that morning and chilly also. But the birds numbered in the twenties or maybe even thirties and they chirped and twirled a lovely melody as we waited for bee class students. Finches in Pecan Tree 3

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Gift & Gourmet's Future Home

New Gift & Gourmet space
Today after work, I drove home, saw Mark was not yet back from the bee yard so I swung by my favorite gift shop in Seguin. I just love that shop! This is a look at their new location down on the square. Soon, the space will be finished out and then the gift shop will move. We are thrilled G&G will be on the square. It'll be very visible during downtown events and it'll certainly add a touch of class down there.

Here's my favorite thing I saw at G&G today right before Mark walked around a shelf and surprised the heck out of me. Okay, you can get the extra small size or the extra large size. Holy moly! I have never seen a GALLON of Tabasco in person. lol

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tuesday Treat Day

Mark at Amy and Cathy's
After a somewhat stressful morning, my honey bee whisked me away for lunch. And to listen to me vent. What a great husband he is and a super friend, too. I am a lucky girl. So we went to Amy & Cathy's on the square and I had my usual portabella on ciabatta. Next time I want to try the Ultimate Turkey. My friend at work says it's super awesome so I need to give it a whirl. portabella on ciabatta

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Another Rainy Weekend

Prepping for class 6
Wow, I can't wait to see what the wildflowers will be like this year with the rain we are getting. We had puddles by Saturday morning but it cleared up and warmed up enough to have twenty students for bee class. Nice! Then we got a little more this afternoon. Awesome news for our drought.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Skies About Town

Sunset over the new ranch
Above is how the sky looked this evening above our backyard in town. This week we got additional rain and this evening, they forecast maybe two more inches. Wow. This may already be more than we saw most of last year. Just kidding, I don't know that for a fact but it seems like it. We are very happy for clouds and rain! Even if we do have a bee class in the morning! Below is another look at the mill where I work. We make steel and it's a dusty, dirty job and environment but I look around and I often see a lot of beauty around me.
The melt shop in Seguin
View other lovely sky shots at Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Schlotzsky's Update

Schlotzsky's in Seguin
Coming along quite nicely. Just thought you'd like an update on Mark's favorite sandwich shop. We'll be there opening day. :)