May 2013

There are 5 blog entries for May 2013.

The Rain it Raineth

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 9:07pm. 824 Views, 0 Comments.

Here in San Antonio, hardly anyone has an umbrella...

by Celia Hayes

 ...On the just and on the unjust fella. But mostly raineth on the just,

Because the unjust steals the just's umbrella!

Creekbed by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comOr so runs the traditional couplet – here in San Antonio, hardly anyone has an umbrella, a proper raincoat or galoshes, because the worst rainstorms always seem to arrive unannounced. You might as well just resign yourself to getting wet, like we did over Memorial Day weekend. We hadn't planned on doing anything for the weekend anyway. The thunderstorm woke me up when it blew in during the wee hours, the morning dawned dark and dreary, and the dogs were disinclined for walkies, so we were even less inclined to go anywhere, until it cleared up in the late

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Our Little Backyard Garden in April

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 8:26am. 921 Views, 1 Comments.

April in the Garden

 by Celia Hayes

Paprika Peppers are Thriving by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comHanging Tomatoes March 31st by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comAh, the rain which fell last week; glorious, bountiful rain, just when we had given up all hope of seeing such again. And just about when I had concluded that we had skipped over spring entirely and gone straight into summer. Having to run the air conditioner because it's ninety degrees outside – freaking ninety degrees! – in March! That is just wrong ... especially when most of the rest of the northern hemisphere is suffering cold, rain, snow. If I could have figured out a way to swap about twenty degrees of Fahrenheit for about ten inches of rain over a week or so, I would so do it.

Beans on April 6th by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comSquash Potatoes and Onions by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comOn the other hand, the cycle of undue warmth and a sudden generous rain has worked out in the long run, so I ought not to

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Hauptstrasse Quiltfest in Boerne

Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 3:35pm. 1,204 Views, 0 Comments.

The Allure of the Quilt

by Celia Hayes

Quilts on Libraray Building by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIndian Blanket Pattern Quilt by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comOnce again this last weekend, we were lured to the pleasant bedroom-slipper community of Boerne by the charms of the Squirrel's Nest on Main Street, which supports the totally worthy services provided by Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation to animal-kind of this part of Texas. This visit also coincided with the celebration of a uniquely American art form – with contemporary examples hung from storefronts, and along the sides of Boerne's town plaza. They made a splendid show, all through downtown, and many of the businesses along Main Street (or Hauptstrasse) also had window displays incorporating quilts – and many of them were offering drinks ... although we had to turn down the offers of margaritas at one

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Korean Food Can Be Spicy

Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 9:43am. 1,289 Views, 0 Comments.

Korean Delights

by Celia Hayes

So, many of the headlines this week concern themselves with Korea, a country which I have some slight connection to; that is where my father was serving a tour when I was born. And a good few decades later, I did a year-long tour there myself. About the very first thing that I realized was that Korea in the 1990s looked nothing like the TV series MASH ... and only very little like what my father remembered. Dad and his platoon with their mobile radar set-up lived in several different tent encampments near the DMZ. I spent the year living at Yongsan Garrison, in the heart of a bustling and very cosmopolitan Seoul. The garrison was itself a fairly un-crowded green island in the middle of a very built-up city – rather as

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HemisFair Park in the Heart of San Antonio

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 8:56pm. 1,761 Views, 0 Comments.

HemisFair Park

by Celia Hayes

Hemisfair Park - San Antonio by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comHemisFair Park, in the heart of downtown San Antonio is a bit of an anomaly as far as San Antonio parks go. It's fifteen acres stretches from the entrance to La Villita on South Alamo, all the way to the Institute of Texan Cultures, roughly bounded on one side by the convention center, and on the other by Durango Street – now renamed Cesar Chavez, although many maps still say 'Durango.' HemisFair Park was not a patch of farmland or open scrub left undeveloped, (Hardburger, Comanche Hill, or McAllister) or a particularly scenic piece of property designated as parkland from the earliest days, (San Pedro, Breckenridge) or even neighborhood amenity, (Woodlawn) or even stretches along various creeks left undeveloped because

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