Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Headed for Texas

We are gonna have a good time. It is vacation time for Greenbow inhabitants. We are headed for the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Lots of good birds down in that neck of the world. Of course I will be looking out for any and all interesting botanical subjects.
As I have written before I keepGarden journals of all sorts. I could do a whole post about travel journals too. I have kept several travel journals over the years too. Here I have the journal to keep track of our current trip. I have embellished it with a cover and some drawings. I hope to have all sorts of interesting tidbits to share with you on our return. It will be exciting to see what all has sprung in the garden as spring will be more to the fore when we return.
I am not sure how much I can read or post while away. I will see you as soon as possible though. Look out Texas here we come.We are lucky that our house sitter loves Luna about as much as we do. However Luna isn't sure she is so happy about all this packing that has gone on. It will be her job to protect the house and garden from the various pests that want to take over her little world. Including these voracious squirrels...

And the neighbor's cat that sits under the bird feeders talking about what it would like to have for breakfast. We all know what that might be.See you soon...

37 comments:

Jayne said...

Have a very fun and safe journey Lisa. Can't wait to hear what all makes it into the journal! :c)

shirl said...

Sounds like you're almost ready to go! Have a fantastic trip Lisa and we'll look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

Nice Journal! Hope you get lots of interesting stuff to put in it. Wishing you a safe journey :-D

Susan Tomlinson said...

What fun! LRGV is a magical, magical place. I know you'll get to see a lot of great birds while you're there.

Have a safe trip and give a us full report on your return. (Include your trip list, please ;-))

Gail said...

Have a wonderful time Lisa...Texas, birds, warm weather...sounds delightful. See you when you get back! Gail

Jamie and Randy said...

Lisa,
Have a great trip! Remember to pick out a nice plant to put in the garden as a reminder of the adventure!-Randy

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip! I'll be looking forward to hearing about it!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Luna will be kept very busy with those squirrels and cats to bark at! My dog James is always busy here:)
Looking forward to see your photos of birds & botanical sightings upon your return!

Nutty Gnome said...

Have a good holiday - your journal looks almost too nice to write in though!

beckie said...

Lisa, hope you and DB have a great time. See lots of birds, eat good food and enjoy the warmth!

Pam/Digging said...

Happy birding, Lisa. I've always wanted to go to the Valley to see the migration activity myself, but it's a long way from Austin.

Teri C said...

Luna looks about as unhappy as anyone!

I can't wait to see what kind of adventures you bringback with you.

Rose said...

Have a great time, Lisa! After seeing some of Sherry's photos of her trip to Texas, I know you will have some great birding opportunities.
While marveling at your maple buds yesterday, I also had to chuckle: my sinuses are a better barometer of the weather than the weatherman:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

I know you'll have a wonderful trip. We'll be waiting to hear all the details.
Marnie

Kerri said...
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Kerri said...

That was weird. My comment on the previous post appeared again here instead of the comment I just typed (hense the deletion).
Anyway, have a wonderful time visiting those warmer climes. I hope you see lots of birds and intersting plants. Please take plenty of photos for us to enjoy upon your return. We'll miss you right along with Luna! But she'll be kept busy with the squirrels and kitty cat :)

Cicero Sings said...

Happy Holidays! Great Adventures! Many great pictures! Safe Travels!

garden girl said...

Have a wonderful time Lisa, and enjoy the weather. I'll be looking forward to hearing about your trip.

It's nice to see Luna looking so good. I'm sure she'll be very happy to welcome you back when you return.

Q said...

Safe travel!
Have lots and lots of fun.
Looking forward to stories and pictures.
Sherry

mon@rch said...

There is great birding in TX!

Phillip said...

I hope you have a safe and fun trip. I'll be looking forward to your posts about it. Poor Luna!

Shady Gardener said...

Happy trip - have a great time (as if I need to tell you this!) ;-) Cute journal.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Have a great trip. Wave as you go through north Texas.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Have a great time and come back safe and sound. Having a excellent dog-sitter is soooooooo important. Glad you found one for lovely Luna.

Reading about all the journals you keep I suddenly suffered from a severe bout of writer's cramp. ;-)

RuthieJ said...

Have a good trip Lisa. I hope you see lots of cool birds and it's nice and warm where you're going!

Gabriel said...

Have a nice trip to Texas. I'll looking forward to see how many birds and plants you see there.

Cheryl said...

Have a wonderful time Lisa......look forward to seeing your photographs.....I am off to Cornwall next week with Mr P.....

Enjoy the sunshine!!!

Barbara said...

Have a wonderful journey to Texas and a great and interesting stay there. I am sure you'll bring back a lot of pictures and stories to tell. And when you are back home again, it will perhaps be real Spring, who knows!
Take care!

cyndy said...

Have a wonderful time!

Come back and share that wonderful journal with us!

Kylee said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip to Texas, Lisa! This will be just the thing you need to get you through the rest of the winter. Have fun!

Sue Swift said...

Safe journey and have a wonderful holiday Lisa. I'm sure Luna will hold the fort ...

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Belated good wishes for a great trip and hope you're having a blast. Luna looks sad without you but I bet she's being pampered nicely by your housesitter.

marmee said...

love your journel, and how fun it will be to fill up all those pages with memories. have a wonderful trip.

Layanee said...

I hope you are now having a great time!

EAL said...

Lucky you! I hope you have a great time.

Toni said...

I'm a bit late so hope you are having a wonderful time.

Mary said...

Safe travels, Lisa! I look forward to hearing about your adventure soon! I'm sure Luna will be happy to see you :o)

Mary

SandyCarlson said...

These are great shots, Lisa. The Texas album sure looks great.