Tom has always had an eye for composition and a natural concept of value and color harmony in his photography. Last summer he was inspired to try his hand at painting. He never seemed to struggle and if he had any questions, I was there to show him a few tips and techniques. I truly believe that he was born with the gift and the discipline to make his artwork something to appreciate!
How fun is it to be able to share your (in my case) many passions with someone that you love. Whether it is hopping on a pony to ride the fence line or creating amazing art, this blog will fill in the gaps and help me to share our new life after the Rockin’ P. Did not think I would survive the many changes, but miracles do happen and this gets better with every wrinkle and chipped nail. (haha)
This photo was taken by Leicaman on our morning walk. An unusual view of Texas Bluebonnets, but I love it, probably because of that or maybe because like Daddy Bub….Leicaman loves carrying a camera with him where ever he goes….sometimes two or three. This morning he took photos of the moon…..yesterday it was something different….all while I was still sleeping. He is so lucky that we have dogs to wake him up to get these AWESOME SHOTS!!!!!
I love these colors.I was inspired to paint some trees. I said it was not finished. My teacher and best critic, Tom said “It’s finished” So I said…Good I’m ready to paint something else….Tom and I have been remarking about the gold green color of the Mesquite trees as they are just coming out……I had just the right color in my palette, so I sketched this little tree today for him….
Speaking of Spring…..I just want to say that my Mamacita who gave me my maiden name of Spring….is the most awesome chica that I have ever met and I am soooo proud of her for taking care of herself and staying healthy and strong!!!!! Te amo mucho!!!!!
Between MY pitiful crashing for a two hour nap and marinating in a hot tub layered with Bengay, My Super Hero, Tom set about constructing a child’s fort to top all forts! Hannah and Emma spent the early morning working on details and blueprints. They were a great team!!!!!
Duke and Duchess representing Sacred Heart School.
The dragon in the cage is real!
The Grand Marshalls of this years parade are Al and Elaine Kolodziej, the publishers of the Wilson County News.
Ryan William of the house of Hubbard. Emperor of Nature’s Artistry and King of the Court of Enchanted Gardens
A beautiful girl inside and out…….Brooke Juanita AlumbaughDaniel M. Tejada, Mayor
René Peña , district attorney and uncle of King Tunaep 1999 Michael Anthony Peña!!!!
What a perfect angel!
The Floresville Tiger!
Levi Campos representing the youth organization of the Lion’s Club, the Leo’s Club.
Duchess Daniela Aguillon also representing the Leo’s Club.Future peanut farmer’s of AmericaDuke George Alonzo and Duchess Gabrielle Landrum representing FHS Drama ClubNo parade is complete without a clown. It was time to go try to sample all the Festival food that we could! For more photos of the Peanut Festival parade and activities, click here
The Duke and Duchess representing Sacred Heart School in Floresville, Texas were well documented as they waved to the crowd’s in the annual Floresville Peanut Festival Parade on Saturday October 10, 2009.
The Duke, Thomas Peyton Parish was honored to have his Godfather Tracy Spring, representing his Godparents at the festivities.
Peyton’s brother who is legendary in Wilson County surprised many with his appearance in this sleepy town.
Tom and I could not wait for Peyton and Jordan to pass by. We had a great spot to take pictures, thanks to Peggy and Curtis Holcombe who invited us to share the spot that they have had for the last 20 years!
While the rest of the paparazzi was happily snapping away, I was trying to jump start a dead battery in the big fancy schmansy video camera. Thankfully, Tracy had brought a very handy back up that did the job in spite of my dizzying special effects trying to hold it steady.
Peggy had made brownies and there was a huge lunch inside the building where we sat and awaited our royal golden boy.
Tracy snapped this while we were lining up to get the best view.
We knew Peyton would be right around the corner when we saw this cute little group of cowboys and cowgirls. If you look really close you can see a little Yorkie puppy riding in a basket in the front of the pony cart!
I was glad to see that the hearts and flowers were still in place.
The parade ended all too soon!
Yesterday, (the last Saturday in September) was the last Houston Street Fair in downtown San Antonio. “Lead the way” Moye said and I gladly made a beeline for the booth called Karm Leon. Claudia and Sandra were actually hand sewing some of their amazing cuff bracelets. That made it even more special knowing that we were shopping as locally as it gets…..no imports for us today. It ended up being kind of a late night for us. We had dinner with our friend Martha at the White House Cafe in Floresville. I am just now getting ready to go for a run and it is already 9:00 and it is HOT. I will add more photos later to this post, but click HERE to see what Leicaman has to say about the Fair.
I was thrilled to see that they had bins to recycle cans and plastic!!!!!!!
We had some water, but after a few days of fall weather, Saturday was hot, so we went into the Marriott to cool off and enjoy some botañas……
I had to say hi to my mallard friend. I gave him a few corn nuts from the bar……
This was the last Houston Street Fair, but the Floresville Peanut Festival is just around the corner and Christopher will be here to watch his younger brother Peyton ride in the parade on Saturday as a Duke representing Sacred Heart School!!!!! Lagrimas, muchas lagrimas !!!!!