Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CUPCAKE & COWBOY AT THE BEACH ON LEAP DAY

A sunny day in the 70's on February 29th! Yep, this is why I live on the Gulf Coast! Cupcake and Cowboy play on the beach all day long, except when they're running out on the wharf to terrorize pelicans, seagulls, ducks and our resident Great Blue Heron. The birds are soooo [not] scared.
 











The white azalea bushes are beginning to bloom. I'm crazy for white flowers.




The weeping willow tree is greening up quite nicely.



The little garden of salad greens has flourished all winter (what winter?) long.


The red leaf lettuce is my favorite. Arugula packs a punch in a salad, too.



I love being able to pick fresh oregano and rosemary most every day of the year.



Think Spring!

Monday, February 27, 2012

"THROW ME SOMETHIN' MISTER!"

Mardi Gras 2012

Well. better-late-than-never, I suppose! I was so busy collecting beads, I forgot about blogging!





 These are just a few of the beads collected from three small-town parades.


And, then there are the Moon Pies, so famous here in the South. I've never been a fan of these until this year. The new flavor is dark chocolate mint crunch. I'm in heaven!



More "throws"...








Most of this stuff will be recycled! Mr. HHF (Sr. and Jr. versions) belong to a Krewe and will throw it from their float in next year's parade.
This picture was taken prior to their donning their "secret society" costumes and masks!
(Thank goodness they don't read this blog. They would kill me for posting their picture!)


Beads, Beads, Beads!!!







I'm linking to Seasonal Sundays and Mosaic Mondays.

Sunday, February 26, 2012