A couple of weeks ago on our way home from the post office we decided to keep driving instead of turning on our road to go home. The day was beautiful, Violet was with us, so we just cruised. One of our favorite things to do. Although these days I can only go so far before my bladder explodes, so our drives are cut pretty short. We rediscovered a little place you can pull over and look out over the country and it was full of lantanas, so we had to take pup pictures in them!!! Just a beautiful little moment of our day I wanted to document...
One of my favorite times of year is when all the cacti here in Texas start blooming on the sides of the road in and in the fields by the hundreds. About a month ago was this beautiful time here in the hill country. I have a few patches in my backyard. I could of spent hours just photographing their beauty from all angles. I adore the peachy color the blossoms are right before fully blooming.
The sweet little plum cactus I have on my porch just blossomed too! I'll share some photos of it soon. I love taking photos of plants. I just love plants. Texas hillcountry landscapes will forever be in my heart.
On our 3rd day in Louisianna we visited the Oak Valley Plantation. More than anything I was enthralled with the huge 300 year old oak trees. They were tremendously huge, hard to tell in these photos just how big they were. And what made them so enchanting was that they were covered in small ivy called resurrection ivy. And the roots of them were all knobby and sticking up out of the ground. And their tree limbs were so long they came back down to the ground and began to grow into the ground. Truly magical fairy tale land trees if Ive ever seen any.
They had the prettiest flowers beds around the plantation too. Below were some of my favorites.
After the tour of the plantation house, we ate at their little restaurant and I had the yummiest meal. Im excited to make it at home. It was parmesean portabello risotto with breaded eggplant and a friend egg. so so good!