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24 May 2008 @ 06:22 pm
And I heard 'em say, nothing ever promised tomorrow today  
Most of last week was pretty fantastic - the trip to whole foods was entirely worthwhile since we managed to feast like queens off of all the wonderful goodies we bought - imagine meals like stuffed peppers (with wild rice, mushrooms, smoky cheese, walnuts, zuccini and tomato inside), or potato knishs, or feta and spinach stuffed skirt steak, and little platters of cheeses and fresh strawberries and chopped veggies in between.  Dar and I watched all of Firefly, and then jumped right to Serenity in one crazy burst.  I managed to get myself signed up at a temp agency for summer work and then got a job for this last Friday (waking up way earlier than I'm used to).  The job itself was a total snore - not only because I hadn't gotten much sleep on Thursday night worrying about if i was going to wake up on time - but all I had to do was answer phones and read my own book.  I've even got an lj entry (hand written) around here somewhere because writing kept me awake.   Last night was some crazy family stuff that I won't get into, but today is the aftermath where all I want to do is read fic and watch tv.  Neil's home (yay!) beside me on the couch, playing video games while I type this.

Me and Daria and lostgirlslair went to the Zilker Botanical gardens on Thursday too, and I thought I'd share some of the pretty pictures we ended up with!

the lily pond out in front of the garden

the waterfalls in the "dinosaur" garden (photo by daria)

the rose garden

a possibly horny toad (which is neither a toad nor a frog, but a lizard ... who knew!?)

echinaccea flowers

opuntia cactus flower

don't know what this one is, but i'm happy with how it came out!

last, but not least, the happy silly dog as she looked up (she still hasn't gotten used to holding poses for the camera).  She had such a great time out there - chasing squirrels, walking through ponds, and sniffing all kinds of wonderful things.

Sofysoft_princess on May 24th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Heee, beautiful pictures! :D I love the orange-y flowers too! Such a pretty picture. :D
my monkied brain: _nihon-flowerkatekat1010 on May 27th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
thanks lovely lady! *squishes you tight*
berahtberaht on May 24th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. The Rose Garden is amazing.
my monkied brain: _nihon-flowerkatekat1010 on May 27th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
isn't it beautiful? and the roses weren't really even in bloom!
Lostgirllostgirlslair on May 25th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, sweetie, you guys got some gorgeous pictures! Mine didn't come out half so well, but I'm working on them. (Although, I may have gotten manip side-tracked. *G*)

I think the picture of the lizard, and of Domino are my favorites!
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on May 27th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
it's all the camera's fault! and it's perfectly ok to get manip side-tracked! i'm trying to actually get myself together to finish some stuff for the first posting day at sog (bad kate!)

and the silly pic of domino is so my fav! and our little lizard greeting us - i'm so amazed it came out cool ;)
Lostgirllostgirlslair on May 27th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well, it's happily manip sidetracked, so it can't be too bad. *G*

That lizard was awesome, and it liked you!
BJ: Sleepy Nudara_starscream on May 25th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Aww, pretty! The flowers are nice too. :-D

(makes a mental note to go the the Dallas Aboretum . . . Arborortum . . . Plant Place)
my monkied brain: x/c - *snuggle*katekat1010 on May 27th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)

and seriously, plant places are good. i even get meditative going to big nurseries cuz all that fantastic oxygen is nummy.
hobgoblinnhobgoblinn on May 26th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
Wow, these are lovely pics. But thats not why I'm commenting. I wanted to let you know I've gone out and snagged a few of your Giles icons, which I will credit appropriately. I realized Summer of Giles is coming up and I have No Gile icons. Thanks for sharing them.
my monkied brain: giles - dreamingkatekat1010 on May 27th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
heee! Thanks sweetie!

and thanks for the heads up - I'm so glad you found some Giles to like and use (and I always end up adding icons each SOG myself *grin*)