Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Expectations or Hope, part II

It seems like I've seen a lot of examples of hope moving into expectation moving into disappointment:

  • a pregnancy ends in miscarriage
  • an encouraging interview is followed up by someone else getting the job
  • an offer on a house ends with a rejection by the mortgage company
  • a broken engagement

In all these cases the pain of dashed expectations is worse than never having the expectation in the first place.

But still, there remains hope for, someday, a baby, job, house, or love.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Some More Wildflowers

Ugly as Dallas is, it does have nice wildflowers, even this late in the season. I found a few at the lake yesterday and were able to identify them.


Blue sage

Red autumn sage


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Creatures From The Urban Fish Lagoon

The weather was so beautiful today we just had to go for a hike at the lake. It is great having a state park just 5 miles away! Because of the great weather, and because the Cowboys were not playing today, I expected to see a lot more people there than we did. Today I have the creature photos. Tomorrow I'll post the wildflowers.

I don't know if the snake really left his skin exactly here, or if someone picked it up and stretched it out so nice to scare people walking by!