Today was a glorious day! It didn’t begin that way – cloudy, drizzly, and a little cold. I had an idea for a few pictures I wanted to take, but since I am in the EARLY learning stages of photography I needed Bill’s help. He had so much to do today, but so graciously went with me as “Teacher”. We arrived at the appointed place and Bill realized his camera battery was just about dead. It was okay, though, since I had my camera. He was showing me something about lighting – I have no clue what it was because as I shot the second picture, my camera battery died, too! I felt so bad, taking him away from his plans for naught! Again, my loving hubby kept telling me it wasn’t for nothing because we got to spend the morning together!
My BIG plans for the day was to take Daddy and Mama out looking at the wildflowers. Oh, the highways and byways are covered with so many colors of wildflowers right now! Yellow definitely seems to be the most profuse this year, but there are masses of Bluebonnets (the Texas State Flower) and Indian Paintbrushes, as well. We headed west toward Brenham, our ultimate destination to be K-Bobs for a late lunch/early dinner.
Bill charged my camera battery, then Daddy, Mama, and I loaded up in the van to head out for the day. We had such a good day! Mama was feeling fairly well, and Daddy was in a pretty “up” mood. I was so happy to get out in the sunshine, which had finally decided to stay around for the remainder of the day. We talked and ooohhhed and aaaahhhhed over the roadside beauty. Mama kept her head even better than some of her days at home lately. She chatted about the flowers, the little towns we went through, her past, and all kinds of things. She has been having so much trouble with her speech lately, but not quite as much today. It was so nice, and I just bet even nicer for her than for me!
Daddy had to sit in the back seat, from which is hard enough to hear what’s going on when you have good hearing. Daddy can’t hear thunder, so he really can’t hear what’s going on from back there! Daddy is also legally blind, but we are so thankful his vision problem (macular degeneration) only causes partial loss of vision – he has peripheral vision only. But even with his poor vision, he offered occasional commentary on particularly outstanding fields of color. He also told a story or two, which is my favorite part of riding around with Daddy. His stories are the greatest! It is truly a miracle he and his four brothers made it into adulthood after all the stunts they pulled as youngsters! What fun they had, though!
Well, I’m going to show you a few pictures of our day. Again, remember what a novice I am with a camera.
After a great lunch/dinner at K-Bobs, Dad and Mama were ready to head for the house. Sometimes I forget that Daddy is nearly 90 years old (this June); he is really spry for 90!! Bless his heart, though, he fell asleep as soon as he sat down in his chair! Mama isn’t spry for any age, so I knew she was tired! They both said they had a really good time, though. I know I did!
God bless your day!