Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ricky Bobby

Photo credits: My Brother

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Elves

My little Elves have been busy at work...

On another note... I've always thought that it'd be fun to have a "wrapping station". Now I've got one! I've designated this chifforobe for that purpose. I need to tweak the wrapping paper section - but it's a start. Eventually, this cabinet will get relocated near the dining room table so it'll work out perfectly when I need a flat surface - besides the floor.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Bling

Just me playing around with my camera...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lakeport Plantation - Lake Village, AR

The girls and I checked out Lakeport Plantation Saturday. It's the only remaining Arkansas Plantation home on the Mississippi River. The house is being restored by Arkansas State University.

I didn't expect the house to be painted a "color". Most that I've been to are usually white. This was it's original color.

Love this restored door. So pretty.

Just a bit of "mythical" plantation trivia... the "story" is that many of the homes have these huge windows because there was a tax for each outside door. So they would make windows that were tall enough to walk through. Regardless, they were good for ventilation.

I was also surprised to see some ironwork on the house. I guess I figured that since it was a working plantation, it wouldn't have such a "showy" detail.

This is the view from the second floor balcony. The bright green patch at the top of the picture is the Mississippi River levy - I believe.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bird Watching

Once the weather started getting cooler, we had some geese show up in the pond. Then these little fellows showed up. They actually show up in this picture better than without the camera. With the naked eye, at this distance, all you would see is a floating white dot.

I think they are called Hooded Mergansers. The white headed ones are the males. The brown are the females. Not only are they funny looking, they are funny to watch. They dip into the water as they swim.

They don't swim. - They motor - fast.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I found this at Kmart and just had to have it...