DIY – Front porch wreath and decor

I love to make stuff and since Pinterest came along I am one happy camper. I pin a lot of stuff that gives me inspiration.

Since it is fall already I made a new grapevine wreath for the front door then I decorated our small front porch.

Everything for this I already had. Including some old artificial daisy flowers that I took off the stem and then spray painted them in fall colors and they turned out amazing. That is what the close-up picture is for is to show you how they turned out.

That is not all I crafted this week but I will save some to show you next week.

Crafting and making stuff allows me to relax and destress plus it is good for the mind.

Life is good!

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Point Bolivar lighthouse

This is the Port Bolivar Lighthouse it was built in 1872 and decommissioned in 1933. It is the only lighthouse near us that I know of that is still standing.

The salt air has rusted it but it stands tall for all to see.

During 1900 when a hurricane hit Galveston 100 people stayed in this lighthouse.

The death toll from that hurricane was somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000. The storm was a category 4 but back then there were not the warnings that are available today.

Since then we have come along way warning people of danger ahead of time so they can leave the low lying coastal communities.

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Dancing Goat’s

I was able to get a few more goat pictures but they were not being very cooperative. When the goats get let out of their pen they have one thing on their mind and that is eating.

Some of the goats I have shown you before and others are new to the blog.

The black goat that has the white spots name is Valentine she was just bred for the first time.

The white goat that has the black spots is named Boney she is older and has had babies a few times before but is a good milker.  She too was just bred.

Clover is the brownest one with black and some white.

Buttercup is brown and white but has quite a bit of white. She is also the one standing by herself in the picture. I love the expression on her face it was like she was talking lol.

Clover and Buttercup will not be bred until the spring.

It appears that the goats were dancing in these pictures when all they were really doing was trying to reach the leaves on the cypress tree.

As you can tell these goats are well-fed thanks to buttercup showing off her pot belly.

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Eyes of the frogs

At our daughter and son in laws house in the pond, there are quite a few bullfrogs.

Jeanelle had told me to try and get close enough to take a picture because they seem to be fairly friendly. I was using my 400mm lens and was able to get this shot.

I call it “Eye of the Frogs” because all you see are the eyes.

Nature is all around us just waiting to be photographed at the perfect moment.

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Shrimp boats

Sometimes when we go to Galveston we take a ferry ride and you always see some neat things along the way.

Bolivar is the opposite of Galveston there is hardly any traffic and no shopping there except a little store here and there. Life seems to move at a much slower pace.

On this ferry ride, we saw a few shrimp boats and a few birds catching a free ride. You know those shrimpers have to get annoyed with the birds swarming the boat all the time.

The Gulf of Mexico was quite busy this last weekend.

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Tiny shorebirds

I really love going to the beach and getting to take pictures of the shorebirds.

These tiny sandpipers are always in a large group close to the waters edge it’s pretty easy to get their pictures with their reflections.

We spent yesterday at the beach because that was what I wanted to do for my birthday which so happens to be today.

Normally my birthdays are always spent doing something that involves taking pictures because that is what I love to do.

I will be sharing more pictures of the beach trip this week.
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