Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hummingbirds in East Texas 08-28-2017

I went on my annual scrapbook retreat last weekend (Aug 24-28) with my buddy Teresa. Things were a bit different this time. There are usually 6 of us but 2 of the spots went unfilled. The leader of our group husband ended up in the hospital a week before the retreat and didn't get out until after the retreat so she didn't come. There were only 3 of us.

The retreat venue quit offering wifi and cell service was all but none! That was hard with me being the weather buff I am and Hurricane Harvey on the verge of landfall. I had the TV on The Weather Channel to keep up.

I also didn't take pictures like in the past. I'm not really sure why.

The picture of the bottom right came about because of the devotional we had for this retreat comparing our lives to diamonds.

We made TWO trips to the little scrapbook store in the middle of nowhere just outside Mabank called "Country Scents". The owner is called "Miss Mae". She is a real sweet heart. She had several boxes of new product come in that she hadn't opened yet. I helped her check in a lot of it so we could buy some of it.  It was SO worth it.

I wish I didn't live so far away I would go to work for her!

As we were leaving the store the second time there was this gorgeous moth right outside the door. I've never seen a moth colored like this!

I tried to get prepared for this retreat by picking papers, cardstock and pictures to put together. That's how I got so many pages done last year (over 100). I did do that but I wasn't as prepared as last time. However I still completed 65 pages and that's nothing to sneeze at!

I spent some time porch sitting watching the hummers. There were more than I have ever seen in previous years. It was fun to watch.  The loud sound of wind blowing is a fan the owners have on the porch to help circulate air. You could still hear the hummers. Enjoy!

Have a good one!


  1. Well it might have been a small group but you still got lots done and time away. How fun to find a small store and I bet she'd love to have you working there! But yeah, too far to drive. Ha, ha. Love the hummer video!