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This week I visited an old friend and while wandering around her home I noticed some of her collections and treasures. We had an interesting conversation about what we keep and why. Where do you draw the line between collecting and hoarding and how does one display their treasures? This picture doesn't do justice to the bottles she has on display, the sunlight from a near by window really set them off, as did the texture of the walls, painting and chest. The glass bottle collection became an art piece as a unit, making a statement besides the beauty of each textured bottle individually.
My mother collected postcards, glasses, shot glasses and many other things. She kept most of her treasures boxed up, which always felt a little sad to me. It seemed like a waste. Why collect something that you couldn't admire, touch or interact with?
I seem to collect gems stones, jewellery and of course books! Soon my collections will have a new home and I'm so excited!
What do you collect and why? How do you manage it? Let me know, I need ideas!
Have a great weekend~
In today's video I'm on a mission to find the Texas fishermans monument in Palacios, Texas.
Can we do it before the storm blows in?
On Saturday, October 14, 2023, we watched the 'Ring of Fire' annular eclipse as it made its journey across the United States.
Our chosen location? The gulf coast of course!
I made some snacks and off we went to claim our spot for the watch party.
We ate, chatted with friends and watched the wildlife as the sky become darker and darker. The light changed as the eclispe progressed but didn't go fully dark. It was an odd feeling as the light changed from a "normal morning" to a murky twilight. You can see the difference in the light quality in these pictures taken as the eclipse was happening.
All of this happend midmorning for us in South Texas.
The next annular solar eclipse over North America won't be until 2046. So we were very happy to be able to watch this event. My son built a special viewing device so we were able to safely watch, but it didn't allow for taking picture. But what we saw through the device looked very much like the picture above.
Across town on another stretch of private beach there was an elaborate wedding taking place. I drove around and saw tons of people gathered to watch and just be together all over town. There were many family parties and get-togethers. It felt like a celebration all around us. I'm so glad we were able to watch this magical event.
Thanks for reading and wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a wonderful week.
Today, we're all set to observe the 'Ring of Fire' annular eclipse as it makes its journey across the United States. The eclipse is expected to reach its zenith over the Gulf Coast of Texas, roughly between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT. We've planned out this adventure and are excited to be part of the watch party!
Before we leave, I've made some snacks to keep us going throughout the day. I whipped up a batch of breaded tofu, (cooked in the airfryer,) banana /peanut butter smoothies, sliced veggies and hummus.
It looks like its going to be an amazing day, with clear skies and cooler temps. Finally the heat wave is breaking! I've got to pack the car and then we are off.
More about this adventure soon~
And the rains are back!
The Rainy days, cooler vibes, and Gulf breeze are leaving me so inspired.
I'm so ready to celebrate October.
After all the heat and the drought I really didn't think the crepe myrtle would bloom. (When we were here last year they were very pretty.) But here it is September and they are blooming again. I went out early to have coffee on the deck and was surprised by their beauty. I'm not sure what all the light refractions are, but they are pretty too, in their own way.
Hope you have a great weekend full of unexpected beauty.
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