A pelican in the mangroves off Jost Van Dyke, BVI.
Feb 17, 2010
Sunrise over Anagada Island, BVI
Feb 16, 2010
Anagada – it’s an island, but it’s not deserted!
Feb 15, 2010
Happy Hour on Ada – Cheers! What a great cruise, great times, with great people. I’m so very lucky.
Feb 14, 2010
The wreck of the HMS Rhone, off Salt Island, BVI. The stern lies in about 20′ of water and the rest of the wreck in deeper water. As we were snorkling, this was about all I could get to. Pretty cool, though. My very first underwater wreck sighting.
Feb 13, 2010
Our first sunset in the BVI, taken from Cooper Island.
Feb 12, 2010
Snow on the runway at DFW! Today we left for a 10 day vacation in the British Virgin Islands. It snowed the night before, and many flights were cancelled at DFW, but luckily our flights left later in the day and we cruised through with no delays.
Feb 6, 2010
The Amaryllis in bloom. BEAUTIFUL!
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
Susanne gave us a lovely basket of amaryllis bulbs over Christmas. Just 4 weeks later they have shot up and are almost ready to bloom. I like how one of the shoots is weaving its own way through life…marching to its own drummer. Reminds me of someone. Lovely. Thanks Susanne!
Jan 21, 2010
A very sad day, indeed. Who knew that a little blue bird, weighing about 1.5 ounces would touch our hearts the way Petey has over the last 9 years. Today was his last day with us. The tumor in his abdomen has swollen up to be the size of a ping pong ball. His quality of life has deteriorated to a point where he can’t move around his cage. He’s visibly in pain. Monte took him outside to give him one last chance to fly free, and he did (!) — to the neighbor’s yard. He was completely exhausted. The vet peacefully put him asleep forever and we took him home and buried him in a cedar box in the woods in our backyard. We miss you Petey.
Jan 16, 2010
Our attempt at breaking the record for most-people-in-the-shower-at-a-party. Unofficial count was 15. Next time we’ll have to do it earlier in the evening before people start to leave.
…a fun way to break in the new master bath!
Jan 9, 2010
This is as shot of Monte in the Golf as he was leaving to trade it in for a new beater.
Jan 6, 2010
In early December Petey (our 9 year old parakeet) woke up with a lame leg. We took him to the vet and she quickly determined that he had a tumor in his abdomen, which caused the lameness. Prognosis — not good, wait and watch. Medicine helped alleviate the lameness, but the tumor continued to grow. At this point he really can’t walk well anymore and we modified his cage because he kept trying to climb up to the highest point. He’s got all his favorite things nearby… food, his mirror, his sleeping bag, little buddy, his bells (he loves his bells). Pretty bird.