First things first - we had a late lunch in the tea room:
Tea and mini scones with a lovely view. Every once in a while I get a reminder of how long I've lived in Texas by what Barbara notices that I don't - for example, while we were eating, she was listening to two women at the table next to us, and eventually Barbara asked "am I hearing a conversation about protein in horse feed?" - why yes, yes you are. Welcome to Texas...
This is a common way we shop - we take pictures (with price tag showing) of something we consider but don't purchase, just in case later on we might want to go back and get it. "You know, those pots were pretty cute, how much were they again?" and then we'd hop in the car and go buy them. In this case, they were very cute but I'm still thinking about buying them...
Same crate where I dug through to find the mini pots to bring home last June, only a little more creepy and snake-eggy now.
We also had to take a doorway picture...
This was my first attempt. Set the timer on the camera but forgot to turn it around. So now you can see the rock it was sitting on, LOL.
Then Barbara took her big camera out to shoot the giant teapot in front of the property.
While I entertained myself taking pictures using the portrait setting on my new phone.
As well as taking sweaty selfies - seriously, it was in the mid-80s that November day!
Have I mentioned that we've been friends for 40 - yes, FORTY - years now? Obviously we met as tiny children. OK, high schoolers, but still...hard to believe we have that many years of friendship under our belts!
We wandered around the garden center a little more, attempting to get some decent pictures of the butterflies - this was the best I could do.
This little chameleon held still longer so I got a better shot of him.
We bought a few little things and Barbara treated me to a couple of mini pepper plants - she also planted them for me in the pot with our purple pepper plant, for a gorgeous burst of color:
Over six weeks later, this still looks so pretty!
Once again, it was another fun day spent with my best friend; thanks for letting me share it with you!