Show me your shoes, San Antonio Battle of Flowers Parade 2014!
It started 115 years ago a colorful celebration of the Texans’ victory at the Battle of San Jacinto after the fall of the Alamo. Now, 3.5 million people in attendance of the event.
– Photo Source: mysanantonio.com
Why a pair of old boots? The young photographer explains, “These are my dad’s old boots, well it’s history for me. He’s had these boots since he was 17, and that was a long, long time ago. He said these boots have seen lots of adventures out in the world. I think the wrinkles on these boots look like the ones on my dad when he smiles.” He was only a 3rd grade student. :)
The photo above was captured at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego Balboa Park. I’m re-posting it. Hope my new blog friends and followers will enjoy the story of this special pair of boots.
My Worried Shoes by Karen O is a cool song. Hope you like it :)
My worried shoes I made a mistake and I never forgot I tied knots in the laces of My worried shoes And with every step that I’d take I’d remember my mistake As I marched further and further away In my worried shoes
After taking a couple of shots of these two young deer playing in the water, I tried to get back to the trail. Unexpectedly, this beautiful deer was standing by the trail in a shady, bushy spot. I snapped a shot quickly, but had no time to worry about composition, lighting, etc. When I opened the pic on my iMac, I was surprised by the result, I really liked the reflections on the grasses and the bushes, and around the neck of the deer :)
Before you go, click to see the exquisite A little fall of rain. It brought tears to my eyes… Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Soonie!
Portland is green and beautiful. Sergio, our tour guide, took us to the Multnomah Falls, Horsetail falls, and Latourell falls. He explained that this water fall area can get 200 inches of rain annually. He went on, “Amy, you guys don’t get more than 2 inches a year in Texas.”
Well, Sergio, let me show this photo. Does this look like we don’t get more than 2 inch rain a year? :)
Thanks to Lisa’s wonderful idea and vision for the 1 Day 1 World Project! It started in May at 11 am and ended October at 11 am. Lisa had been dedicated to the project. While we were resting, she was sleepless in Seattle. :) See her REVIEW…
I made only thirteen entries for this theme, included the cruise trip, food, fun activity/festival, a small book review, and deer/swans/dogs, stared from Alaska to Spain ,Portland, and ended in Texas. The most popular one was the 7 am to 8 am and 8 am to 9 am.
Hi Jude, Thank you for your encouragement and sending me the reminder, “Are you going to…?” Thank you, Patrick for bringing Maggie to the 1 day 1 world, I am going to miss her…
Milkweed bugs are seen between April and early August. It was nice a surprise to see them during this time of year. They probably were confused by the abnormal warm weather of October. These bugs were only 1 cm long, a little smaller than the ones I saw in July.
This little guy was walking pretty fast on the Milkweed leaf.
He got closer and closer to the vine:
Within a few seconds, he was up on the vine:
Milkweed bugs use milkweed as their primary source of food. After feeding on milkweed plant or seeds, the insects accumulate toxic glycosides in their bodies. This, combined with warning orange color, protects them against predators (aposematism). All milkweed bugs live up to 4 months. These bugs probably won’t be able to survive for long since almost all the pods have gone for the season.
The milkweed pod below (on the right) caught my eye. See how the dried pod curled up toward the vine after releasing all the seeds. Doesn’t it look like a little hanging basket to you?
This picture below may give you an idea of the actually size of the dried milkweed pod, and you can imagine how tiny the bug is:
Spiders have been very busy making designer webs :)
I didn’t see any flowers in the woods this time, but discovered a few beautiful web art works by spiders and a couple of delicate pod baskets. :)
Here is the POST I did during the peak time of the milkweed:
Jo is taking us to the Easby Abbey this week… What a grand walk, thank you so much, Jo!