Look what we woke up to last week!
Doesn't snow make everything look twice as pretty? The Mexican mountain range in the picture above is the one we see, in the distance, (to the right of the truck) from our spot.
I took a hike to the house of the owner of the Resort, which is on top of a hill with a 360 view.
He's only here for about a week a year, during Thanksgiving (such a waste), so I go there quite often to admire the gorgeous views of the golf course, the river and the mountains.
All in all, it was really just a dusting of course. It all disappeared around noon, when the sun came out.
|Nice view from the resort's dining room patio ...|
And than the next morning, like all that snow hadn't happened at all, I discovered some flowering Lupinus Texensis, or Texas Bluebonnet, on the trail right behind the RV.
Again, here's this little micro-climate, a sunny spot, enough moisture and ..bam!, it flowers almost overnight!
OK, from natures little miracles we go to a culinary one!
These Polish Butter-horns are so much fun to make! A little more work than your ordinary 'drop'-cookies, but well worth the effort.
Who'd thought this:
Would become these delicious, hazelnut/sugar/cinnamon filled 'horns':
|You just roll them up like little croissants!|
While we're talking about little miracles, here's another one; Alpine's thrift-store, which we always visit during our monthly grocery trip, came through once again with another amazing deal!
After a spinning wheel and a loom on a previous visit, this time we scored a sleep number bed!
I know, a mattress wouldn't be something I'd be thinking of buying in a thrift store either, but it looked absolutely spotless, was 'sanitized' and on display while fully inflated so we could test it for any leaks!
We'd be thinking on and off about replacing our rather (too) hard memory foam mattress, or at least buy a better topper for it, but a sleep number bed, although sounding really good, was way out of our league!
Well, here it was, for a fraction of the price!
Being an Eastern King, it needed a little 'tinkering', just some adjusting (cutting) of the foam that surrounds the mattresses, and it fits perfectly!
Our little helper had a hard time parting with the old pillow-topper:
In the end we kept it and put it on top of the new mattress and the topper it already came with. Talking about soft!
So far we like it, we're still adjusting 'our' numbers a little each night, I seem to be a 35 and James a 40.
According to James his hips aren't hurting anymore and I seem to be able to sleep on my 'bad' shoulder again as well as sleep a little better through the night. We'll see how it will do in the long run!
I know y'all waiting for some bird shots (I know. Who am I kidding, you ask?) so here's one lonesome Ruddy Duck for you, in his winter finery!
I always wonder when I see these 'singles' ; Did they loose a mate, ... did they lose their family, ... were they shunned ...?
On top of the 'dump' hill behind the RV Park, this young Roadrunner was warming up in the sunshine after a frisky night:
And this Hummingbird at the resort's restaurant seems to give me the 'stink' eye!
A little hard to see, especially when the sun doesn't 'hit 'm in the chin', but I think it's 'just' an Anna's.
OK, that's all for now again, folks. See ya next time!